Former The Block contestant Katrina Lee Chambers is a business woman, a wife, and mother of three rambunctious boys. Here she shares her secrets to a decluttered, harmonious space.
Today I want to share some ideas on why I think it’s important we edit our homes over and over… It’s a way to take stock of what you’re living amongst and it’s also a great asset to have – ie. the ability to cull and declutter. A lot of people find it very difficult to let go of stuff, and in return they rarely realise they are hindering their own abundance…
Your house is like a sponge, and it holds on to bad energy when you have too many things surrounding you. You need to be solid in your decision when it’s time to edit everything around you. Indecisiveness won’t help!
If you start with a list, and break it down into rooms (or areas of rooms) then it becomes a little less overwhelming.
Once you decide it’s time to do an edit, then here’s what I see as YOUR benefits!
People feel more anxious and more stressed when they think their home isn’t clean or neat enough. I know what that feels like! But when I’ve had a good clean and good tidy (throwing some things out along the way), I feel a little bit of calmness come over me. Less stress is good… If the space we live, eat and sleep in is tidy and not full of stuff, we make way for the good vibes to flow.
“When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus. The clutter also limits your brain’s ability to process information. Clutter makes you distracted and unable to process information as well as you do in an uncluttered, organized, and serene environment.” – source. So a clear space, leads to a clear mind. That’s a definite bonus for editing your home.
Extra items lying around our homes just allows places for the dust to land. Yucky dust particles containing pollen, skin, dog germs and even fecal matter can live with all that dust. Shudder. It just means more cleaning for you! Time to think about editing some things out of your home?
Don’t waste time on stuff
Spend your time with the people you love, not cleaning and worrying about tidying all the time. Edit out all the unnecessary things in your home once and for all, so you can spend your time doing more activities outside, or catching up with friends or working on your hobby.
Clutter blocks abundance
I am pretty good at balancing new stuff in with old stuff out. I don’t continually add news things in to my home unless I have already edited items out. It’s the same with food. I don’t stockpile things. I buy as I need it, we eat it and then we start again.
Clutter is also a way of avoiding our feelings. We wrap ourselves in things which makes us feel better for a moment, but it’s only adding to the problem as we become surrounded by too many things. How are we supposed to welcome abundance in to our homes and lives when we block it with clutter? Abundance can mean many things, but for example, we might be thinking of money… do you have unopened bills, no idea where your accounts are up to?? Then getting on top of this clutter paves the way for abundance to be welcomed in to your home.
Every time you clean your home you are removing negative energy. Cleaning your home or workspace will make it lighter and more positive. This is a result of organising, ridding yourself of things you no longer need and removing toxic items from your environment. Just opening windows brings in fresh, positive energy.
Sell for more money
Your home will be worth more and if you’re thinking of selling, less clutter will definitely raise the value.
That’s a huge bonus! If you’re not thinking of moving though, just imagine that every time you edit what is in and around your house you’re actually adding value to it. What a great motivation!
If you’ve got a spare hour today, why not start writing a list of the spaces you could edit over the weekend?
Does your home need a good edit? I’d love to know in the comments below.
Republished with permission.
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