Updated: Feb 15
They say the only constant thing in this world is change. You may doubt this, but deep inside, you'll realise it's true. As we age, we tick off boxes in our developmental milestones. When we become adults, our goals and outlook in life change. From being oblivious teenagers, we now look forward to living separately from our parents, having our own family, investments, etc.
These all entail change. While we go through these changes, we tend to accumulate things to help us further our goals. We buy items to satisfy either our needs or wants. We also buy the same things to be happy, a reward for a job well done, or to feel a certain degree of achievement.
However, we don't realise accumulating things is often unnoticeable until we are left with a mountain of stuff in our homes that we no longer need "sparks" joy. This puts us in a tough spot, especially when we're moving, since having many things (which we don't need), packing, moving, and transporting them is a massive logistical and expensive nightmare.
In today's blog, we want to introduce a different perspective towards happiness: first, "Less is more," second, "organise for life-change" - decluttering, cleaning, and organising brings a different kind of happiness in one's life.
In our life, we go through many events: moving from one house to another, marriage, having a baby, job changes, divorce, death, downsizing, etc. What's constant when one goes through these events is that one must pack, unpack, dispose of, and leave a few old things to acquire new ones. This is why from the first perspective, less is more, and it's a practical concept to live by. If you don't have many belongings in the first place, you might not have many problems when moving.
However, fret not if you already have accumulated a sizeable portion of your belongings. We are here to let you know that you can always declutter, clean, and organise your things. Decluttering can be an outright daunting and m
A monumental task, but before you wallow in being overwhelmed, the best thing to do is to approach it head-on.
First, just get started. Start by working on the small things:
Work on different parts of your house, one portion at a time.
Remember that your willpower is limited, and it might be a struggle at first, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes natural.
Speaking of starting, start with the areas that will make a difference.
Great places to consider are your hallways, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
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Second, practice Spring home decluttering first (that is, identifying the things you don't need more first before doing the actual cleaning). Picture out what you want to achieve, but don't let that overwhelm you into inaction. What's important is their slow, steady work. As mentioned earlier, your willpower is limited. You don't have to force anything if you don't feel motivated or inspired to do some decluttering.
If you see yourself having some insurmountable challenges for home-organising, decluttering, and cleaning your space, professionals are there to help you out.
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