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For those of us who hope to keep both our house and our sanity.

Every year I become more of a Cozy Minimalist. I want to have a homey, pretty house using the least amount of stuff to get the style I love.

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Two quotes have guided me as I continue to work through my own home and really, they are the only two truths I need when it comes to trying to attack clutter…

 

 

 “There is more joy to be found in owning less than can ever be found in organizing more.”

–Joshua Becker, Clutterfree with Kids

My job isn’t so much of an organizer of clutter, but a curator of things we need and love and a getter-ridder of things that no longer serve us.

You don’t have to be a good organizer to have an organized home–it’s much better to be a good declutter-er.

How?….

  “Sort by category not by location.”

–Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I’ve been decluttering wrong my entire life. In the past, I’d time myself for 10 minutes and try to organize the junk drawer. The problem was, I couldn’t truly decide what to keep and what to get rid of because I was only looking at the contents in that one drawer.

If I would have instead focused on a category–pens for example, and gathered EVERY single pen and writing utensil in our home, then I would have the information I need to decide what I should keep, what to get rid of and how best to store it.

Eureka!

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PS, as a Cozy Minimalist, I’m really picky about what I bring into my house–in my dream world, everything would be both beautiful AND useful.

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