Decluttering can be tough work. We spend years collecting and accumulating more and more. We shouldn't be surprised then, if it takes considerable time to make decisions about what to keep and what to remove. Throughout the course of life, situations change. People move, get married, start families, downsize or become ‘empty-nesters’ and much more. These events bring new responsibilities and “stuff” into your life.
Possessions can weigh us down and add extra burden to our lives. Let me help you through this process to let the things that are important take center stage. There is a lot more to decluttering than simply getting organized. It can make you happier, more productive and best of all it will free up space for the important things you want to achieve.
So, how do you begin the editing process? There are MANY books, articles, posts available at our finger-tips, thanks to this internet thing called Google…but, actual starting is hard. Many times, you get caught up in the emotional aspects of clearing out mementos, toys, gifts given to you, family heirlooms, etc. You must remember that decluttering can be a very freeing process and sometimes all you need is a quick decluttering technique. If you can focus on a task for a short amount of time, you can clear out the unnecessary stuff. Some great tips I’ve learned along the way are:
One of the advantages of decluttering is that you’ll be able to see your possessions with a new eye. Look around your home and grab a few of your favorite items to repurpose them and fall in love with them all over again. With a wealth of experience and the ability to look at your belongings with a neutral eye, I can easily help you take your worst mess and get decluttered. I love finding ways to refresh rooms/homes without spending any money. Click on CONTACT ME to let me help you make small changes that equal BIG impact.
When I found out my husband’s 4-day work convention would be in Dallas, I excitedly made plans to take one of those days as my own to head south to where famed HGTV ‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have made Waco, Texas THE go-to destination for every decorator/stylist in the land!
Joanna has had a shop, ‘Magnolia’ for years and Chip has also had a thriving Realty and home construction business. Together, they have transformed Waco and most recently renovated silos that had gone silent years ago, into a shopping and touring experience that will not disappoint.
It was a crisp sunny mid-60’s day. It had been raining the entire week but luckily was clear on the Friday we were there and not real busy. Oh, there were a LOT of people, but it was easy to get around and see everything! We rode the free Trolley that loops around the Silo District, jumped off downtown and visited several vintage stores. (Well, I did-hubby found a bench on the sidewalk for this portion of the trip!) There was a lot of beautiful architecture to take in-it’s always so nice to see these wonderful old towns get a new lease on life!
Probably the busiest place was the Silos Baking Co., where the line extended out the door and around the block. There are fun food trucks all around the yard and one of them has a limited number of the Silos yummy cupcakes for sale, with no wait at all! We had the Lavender Lemon cupcake and a huge chocolate chip cookie (they were excellent!)
The New Magnolia Market was still beautifully decorated for Christmas and well done. Everything was neat, clean and well organized. Chip even had his own corner! The overall vibe was fresh, crisp and fun. Everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful and of course I made a ‘few’ purchases. I hope you’re able to visit one day. I know I will go back!
Hi there! I'm Janine. I'm an Interior Redesign Stylist, DIY fanatic and now blogger! I'm happy you're here and hope you'll love what you learn!
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