Striving for holiday perfection might mean you are too busy to really enjoy the moments that make the holidays truly special. Try to simplify your life a little. You might not end up with the perfect table setting, but you will end up with a happy family – and feeling better yourself because you are spending time with the people you love.
Here’s our favourite way to help make your home peaceful and inviting – de-clutter!
TIP: Try using the “No more STUFF” method:
|S||Start small. Start with one drawer a day or week, little steps can lead to big gains over time.|
|T||Timer. Give yourself a time limit, like 15 or 30 minutes, to tackle a job. You’ll find that when your time is up you may just want to keep going.|
|U||Use the one in/one out method. Whenever you bring something new into your home, get rid of one item. That way, you’ll never run the risk of outgrowing your storage spaces.|
|F||Freeing up space. For every item, ask “Do I love it?” or “Do I use it?” Answer no to those questions and you can mark the item for removal.|
|F||Find a home for everything. Everything you keep should have a designated home or place – like a drawer or a cupboard. When something doesn’t have a proper place, then it’s clutter.|