We live in hectic times, and because of that, it’s extra important that our house is a place where our soul finds peace. One way you can do this is to rid it of unnecessary things that clutter your living space.
In her book Spark Joy, organization expert Mari Kondo describes her unique method for decluttering. By holding each item against your chest and asking yourself, “does this spark joy?” you make the decision to keep or throw something away much easier.
Here’s the way I do it:
- Hold the item in your hand – Does it, Spark Joy?
- YES – How can you store this so it’s used and enjoyed more?
- If NO – Why not? Can you fix the problem? If you thought it was gone, but then found it – Would it Spark Joy? If NO; discard it.
During me Minimalism Journey, I learnt to be ruthless. You see, I was brought up with the belief of that the more stuff I had, the happier I would be, so over the years, I’ve been holding on to things just for the sake of it until I realised that those things did not spark any joy whatsoever, instead, they overwhelmed me. Now, as I have gotten rid of more than 1/4 of the things I own, I am all about upgrading our life.