With another move ahead of us in the next few months, we’ve started to think about what will make the move and what isn’t worth it. When you move once a year or so, you would think this process becomes easier, but I have learned that isn’t always the case. Everyone accumulates junk. Of course, we don’t know where we’re moving and the household items required for a one bedroom apartment in an expensive city vary greatly from a three bedroom house in a small town. For now, we still plan to de-clutter. Everyone feels better when things are organized and tidy, we just often get behind in the daily maintenance.

I recently bought this book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I’ve heard great things about it and I plan on reading it, sharing the highlights with Dominik, and getting started as soon as possible. I’ll definitely post when I’m finished with the process to let you know how it goes, as I figure everyone can benefit from a little de-cluttering in their lives.

I’ll leave you with a challenge for today (or tomorrow): do one thing in your home today that makes it a bit happier. Buy some fresh flowers, tidy up, do something crafty or artistic, or donate some items to a place that needs them more than you.



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