The last few months, I have been on a pretty serious decluttering mission. I’ve cleared out over 30 bags and boxes full of stuff, made 13 trips to Goodwill and the local battered women’s shelter, and sold over $300 worth of stuff on Facebook Yard Sales, thredUP and Poshmark. And I’m not even done yet!
While it may be overwhelming (and emotional) at times, I’m not going to lie – I really am loving it. I actually get excited to take steps each day to transform my home into a cozy, inviting space I love that is filled with only my most favorite things. (And I am grateful for helpful advice from one of my favorite bloggers!)
Want to join me? Then, I have a suggestion for how you can make a small change. Right now. Today.
Get rid of some coffee cups.
Now I should preface this by saying that I am in no way a hoarder. But I went through my cabinet and realized I had somehow accumulated 58 coffee cups, mugs, and espresso cups… How is that even possible!?
And do you wanna know how many of those I actually used? 6. S-I-X. I used 6 of them. Every time I open my coffee mug cabinet, I grab one of my 6 go-to mugs. Every. Single. Time. So I decided it was time to make a change.
I’m not a minimalist (yet), so I kept a few more than my 6 favorites. You know, for the times when I have company or that bizarre occasion when somehow all my favorites are dirty. But with only a little effort, I was able to cut my mug collection down to 14 mugs, plus my favorite set of espresso cups. I realize 14 is still a lot – I will probably be going thru them again in a month to cut a few more!
But this isn’t just a post about getting rid of extra coffee mugs. It is about asking yourself a few simple questions.
Is there something in my home that I have too many of? Are there things in my home I don’t love? Is there something I have held onto for years just in case I might need it someday? Are there things that I don’t use because they have expired, are out of style or don’t fit anymore? Maybe, it’s vitamins and over the counter pills or a shoe collection instead of coffee mugs.
But, if the answer is yes to any of those questions… I would suggest that you to stop putting it off and take steps (no matter how small) to start letting go of all the excess. I was honestly surprised by how good it feels – and I think you will be too!
Ok, I’m off to work on my kitchen utensil drawers now
Thanks for reading!