I’ve liked even more the mental space I’ve cleared up by minimizing the stuff that was taking up physical space in some areas of our home.
With family life, I feel there will always be some part of this that will continue to require adjustment, but here some of the steps I’ve taken over the past few years.
I realized it was time to say goodbye to this mentality, and then I literally cleared out that drawer, the basket, and the landing area.
I emptied the cabinets – all of them – and only put back the items we use. The other items were passed on to someone I knew would enjoy them or sold.
How did I downsize my closet so drastically? I started by taking everything out of my closet – yes, just like I did with the kitchen.
It wasn’t quite as bad in their rooms as their closets are purged as they grow, but it was still helpful in pairing down their things.