Black Friday is the beginning of the holiday shopping season with sales at just about every store. Instead of rushing out to buy more items that you don’t actually need, why not consider decluttering your living space and spending some Hygge time with your family and friends?
When we do not know where things are in our homes, we are obviously not aware of what we own so we keep adding new possessions instead of finding the ones that we already have. When we go to the store, we randomly buy bits and pieces because we think that they will transform our home into a dream. The truth is that it will only contribute to the clutter because too many things are already adding to the confusion.
When we start confronting our stuff, cleaning up, organizing, and decluttering, we begin to experience the amazing feeling of freedom that comes from living in a home that reflects the best part of us! We will also feel more comfortable about entertaining guests in our home.
Why not start 2017 by decluttering? Caring about your home and your surroundings will allow you to experience the amazing feeling of freedom that comes from living in a home that reflects the best part of you! And by cleaning up and prioritizing your time so that you can keep yourself organized every day, you will find that you have much more time for fun and Hygge. And that’s what we all really want!
To help you get started, read my article: 9 Tips to Start Decluttering the Danish Way
If you want to find out more, check out my book, Goodbye Clutter, Hello Freedom.
I wish you all much love and hygge for 2017!
Christmas is not only a time for giving, but also of consumerism. Of course we all love giving and receiving Christmas gifts, but before you rush out to start your shopping, consider what giving gifts might mean for your recipient. Rather than contributing to other people’s guilty clutter, why not rather buy gifts that can be exchanged or enjoyed, such as chocolate, bottles of wine, flowers, or other perishable goodies.
Some of us have clutter in our houses from gifts already received for many years. Trust me, there are expiry dates on gifts and gratitude as well. People give each other the weirdest things, things that no one wishes for, but everyone gives as friendly gestures. We keep them because we are afraid of offending the person who gifted it or because it might have been expensive. It can be anything from standard, boring gifts for the hostess to personal presents. Continue reading
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There are two kinds of clutter: Active clutter and passive clutter.
You probably have quite a lot of passive clutter in your home and you would like to do away with it. In the beginning, it was just a collection of different things that you were using. This is active clutter. They became passive clutter the very moment that you no longer needed them and forgot to put them away. That is how a pile of items actually turns into clutter.