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Embracing Minimalism After the Holidays

Posted on 09 Jan, 2020

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, it’s a great time to refocus and reorganize to get ready for 2020 and all it will bring. Perhaps set some New Year’s resolutions for your home at Weston after you set your own. And to streamline your home life, work on creating a space that reflects a minimalist approach to living with these ideas, to make room for everything you want to achieve in the new year.

Letting go with gratitude.
If you received a gift from a loved one that doesn’t work for you, don’t worry. You can be very grateful to the person who gave you the gift, and still know that it isn’t the perfect thing for you. Thank your friend or family member and then be okay with letting the item go. Give or donate it to a person or place that will be able to really use it. For example, that sweater you received that isn’t your style may be perfect for someone else.

Decluttering and getting organized.
One of the first steps to creating a minimalist aesthetic is to declutter. Put away all your holiday decorations and give your home a good cleaning after all those parties and festivities. Then, take an inventory. Do you have duplicates of things? Do you have things you know you’re never going to use? Focus on the quality of what you have over the quantity as you clean. When you take out the things you don’t need from your home, you’ll be left with all the things that you love. And with that extra space you’ve made, you’ll have room to organize your favorite things by category and create order. Afterward, enjoy the extra time and space with your family that a well-organized home brings.

Giving back to Santee.
If you have items that you don’t need, consider donating them to a local charity or nonprofit. Get your kids involved, too, and have them pick out the toys they’ve outgrown. Most schools accept craft supplies and toys, and you can donate toys to one of these 13 charities near Santee.

Making space in your home and embracing the benefits of minimalism will also create free space in your mind, so you can focus on what matters most to you.

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