My goal for The Tidy Tot is to help make your life at home as a new or seasoned parent "easier", surrounded by things you love, freeing up valuable time and energy to make lasting and less stressful memories as a family. I've never been a type-A, super tidy person, although I've become more like that in some ways with more people and things to be responsible for over the years.
I’ve said it to myself before I really took a deep dive into ruthless decluttering and minimizing. I’m sure you can relate…
“I’m just a naturally messy person."
Guess what? Clutter and mess aren’t the same thing and don’t go together! Clutter is ‘to fill or cover with scattered or disordered things that IMPEDE MOVEMENT or REDUCE EFFECTIVENESS’. Where as messy simply means, ‘disordered, untidy’. Having things out that you actually need, love and use is MESS. Having things around that waste space, energy and time is CLUTTER.
Sigmund Freud supposedly once said, “Don’t clean up the mess. I know exactly where everything is.”
What kind of "stuff" do you surround yourself with?