Do you know the joy of decluttering?
There is no question that getting rid of unnecessary stuff will make you feel better. Clutter is a major contributor to lowering your vibration.
Stuff you don’t need that you are constantly having to store, put away or work around takes a lot of energy.
I had tried to clean out and organize for years. I would make some progress, and feel better for a while, but things inevitably went back to being cluttered again.
Last year I read “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”.
After working through Marie Kondo’s book, I am a huge advocate of her unique method!
Here are 3 things I learned specific to her process that made a big difference for me in my home, and my whole life.
My bedroom, once all my clothing was gathered!
At first it’s really hard. It’s hard to tell if you feel “joy” or something else triggered by the item. Maybe it was once your favorite (nostalgia). Maybe someone you love gave it to you (guilt!). Maybe you think you’ll wear it again (I used to look great in it!). Maybe you hate to throw things away (being wasteful). Maybe you want it “just in case”…
Letting go of unneeded “stuff” clears out stagnant energy, and gives you freedom and peace. Once you have decluttered, you can put everything away. You have streamlined your possessions. Everything is aligned with your joy, and raises your energy, rather than draining it. Now that you have less stuff, you have a place for everything to go back to after it has been used. This sense of order brings great peace.
Clothing I kept, all in one place
When you have finished putting your house in order, you will feel lighter and your world will brighten. Because you have learned and practiced the skill of evaluating joy, you will be less likely to bring things into your home and life that you don’t need.
Go back and read this whole post again, substituting the idea of choosing joy in your thoughts, beliefs, relationships, etc. and setting free those that don’t serve you anymore!