The worst thing about clutter? It’s a time waster. I’ve been playing a little catch up over the past day or two and it has put me a behind. Piles have collected of stuff that I’m actually REMOVING from our house; things I’m selling / consigning / donating are temporarily taking over. AH!
But no matter what, I always go back to my “WHY”. What are my goals in trying to live a more minimalist, intentional lifestyle?
🏠 Create a beautiful and functional home with kids
🛍️ Decrease the amount of “stuff” we have around and feel less frustrated and smothered
👨👩👧👦 Calm the chaos with two kids under two using efficient systems
⏳ Make more TIME to make more memories
When I’m overwhelmed and stressed, my usual patience is diminished. I get frustrated easier, I snap quicker and I’m not the parent I want to be - no one is perfect!! My favorite mantra of the past year that I repeat to myself in my head often is “progress over perfection”. I told my husband the other day that I think I am MORE frustrated over the past few weeks because I’m on the cusp of all the STUFF disappearing, I’m just not all the way there yet. Yesterday and this morning I had 5 items picked up that I sold and today I started donating. By the end of the week, the piles will have hopefully mostly, if not fully disappeared. It will always be a process, but the time alone I've gained back so far has been a massive improvement at home!