Christmas is coming faster than I can believe, and I’m feeling the urge to get things done as the holiday approaches. Amid all of the shopping, preparing for guests, and family time, it can be easy to let things become disorganized in December, so before life gets too crazy, I wanted to list out some areas to declutter in my life this month. A lot of these areas are things I wouldn’t feel the need to organize regularly, but will be especially helpful as we approach the holidays. Let’s declutter!
The change in seasons always motivates me to lighten up my life, and this fall that has manifested itself in a hefty declutter of my belongings. Stuff accumulates so quickly, and I find that I need to do a good declutter at least once a year. During this most recent organization and decluttering spree, I was surprised both by how much I had collected, and how much I could say goodbye to with no regrets. I went through several categories of belongings, and today I’m sharing those with you. I’ll also be sharing my favorite apps for selling those items once you’ve decided to let them go. Let’s get rid of stuff!
Confessions of an ex-over-packer
As I was traveling this summer, one thing I made an effort to do was to pack light. I’m a chronic over-packer, and I wanted to work on traveling with less so that I could more fully enjoy the travel experience without constantly worrying about what I was forgetting. Now I’m still not extremely minimal when I pack, but on my most recent flight I managed to bring only a backpack and large handbag (yay for no luggage fees!) While I was in Europe, I took one checked duffle bag and one backpack with me. This allowed me to pack for a variety of climates and activities, but didn’t feel like too much. Today I’ve compiled some of my favorite ways to make sure I’m only packing what I will use.
For the second part of my decluttering series, I decided to work on the clothes in my closet. As most of you know, I wear a capsule wardrobe that is fairly minimal, but as I get ready to switch things up for the next three months, now seemed like a great time to assess what I get use out of, and what I don’t. Once again, I filmed the process for you so you can see how I decide what to keep and what to part with, and I’ve also compiled a list of tips to help you clean out your own closet!
A streamlined wardrobe, here we come!
I’m starting out the year here on the blog with a decluttering series! Recently I’ve been learning more about minimizing through various resources, and I’ve felt inspired to try and reduce the clutter in my life. Today we’re starting out with my beauty stash, one of the most cluttered areas of my life. It was full of things I didn’t get value out of, and it felt so good to reduce the number of items in my collection. I filmed the decluttering process for you, so you can get a good idea of how I go through these little decisions.