The past few days we have been working with a family that is getting ready to move. They want to purge big time before packing up and we have filled up no less than 40 bags to donate! Throughout the process we talked about living like your’e moving. So, what the heck does that mean?
When you move, you have to physically touch everything you own. It gives you the chance to come face to face with everything in your home, from cupcake pans to clothing to craft supplies. You have to ask yourself, “Do I like this enough to put it in a box and move it?” But the better question is, “Will I be excited to open this box in my new house and see this stuff?”
If you can’t answer YES to both those questions than think twice about what your keeping. Living like you’re moving means living with what you love and need and find useful. This is a great time of year to assess the things in your home and determine what has just become clutter and what is stuff you actually love and need.
Never forget these words: My home in not a storage unit!
Living like you’re moving also means that you are regularly purging things in your home to avoid clutter. Things like clothes from closets, paper, toys, and whatever else accumulates for you. I’m not talking a big-deal purge, but rather a slow, ongoing filling up of donation bags. For my family, we are consistently filling up a bag or two of clothes that are too small, not liked anymore, or outdated.
By living like you’re moving you will avoid the piles, the over-filled closets, and the mystery in the attic. But you will also enjoy your home more and everything you do have will be highly valued. Be sure to read about how clutter affects your life and follow my 5 Value Questions to help you get started.