Lately I’ve felt like my time is getting sucked away from me. This is a huge red flag and opportunity to reevaluate what’s working and what’s not working.
Time is precious - that’s why I am trying so hard to take it back and I hope I can help you do the same. As we approach the holiday season, I’ll be talking a lot about valuing your time, being intentional with purchases and really using the season as a time to connect with family and friends. You can still use your time wisely, stick to a budget, AND make your season a great one.
Going from an “easy” routine to having guests and adding new people, events and activities is challenging. I’ve got messy piles, paperwork piling up and a fridge of chaos. These simple steps always help me quickly get back on top of my home.
Want to start living a more minimal-ish lifestyle but don’t know where to start? Try this:
🧺 Put a bin in each heavily used room for “go backs”. Have you ever worked in retail? It’s been a long time for me, but this trick works great in the home. Grab each bin daily and put that lingering stuff back where it came from!
📄 Take that pile of paperwork and go thru it in 10 minutes - set a timer (remember the time trick?!). Dump all junk mail, random offers, catalogs and magazines you can get online, etc.
🌮 Meal plan faster by having a list of family favorites, doing a quick check of what needs to be used in your refrigerator and combining the two to get the most meals with the least waste for the week.
I absolutely struggle with PAPERWORK. 📄 I hate it so much. I have a great system for it, but when life gets busy, I don’t always use it and the clutter piles up. What is your biggest struggle when it comes to your home?