My family and I have been in quarantine since March. While we do go to the grocery store, Target, and the like. For the most part, we've been free of the hustle and bustle of our pre-COVID life.
After spending so much uninterrupted time at home. The reality that I have TOO MUCH STUFF in my house has finally sunk in.
As a home decor/DIY blogger, and someone who has a hard time passing up pretty things that catch my eye (especially if it's "a deal"). And an even harder time letting go of those things.
It's no surprise that my house ended up cluttered and jam-packed with too much stuff I frankly don't want or need in my home anymore.
While I've had garage sales and sold things I no longer wanted over the years. It never really made a difference. Because I was bringing in the same amount if not more stuff than whatever I just sold (sigh).
Things pile up, you move it around the house, and eventually, your whole house starts looking like this-
It's no wonder my organizing efforts have never really stuck. You cannot organize a cluttered house. You just can't. (Believe me, I've tried).
I was under the illusion that clutter is a junky or broken thing that you have laying around. Now I see even the pretty things we buy can become clutter when there's so much of it, we can't appreciate any of it.
Spending precious time I won't ever get back in my life managing STUFF is just not something I want to do anymore. Making positive changes in other areas of my life has definitely shaped how I see my home now.
I'm finally looking at my home with a critical eye. Being honest about the stress and anxiety having so much stuff has caused me and in turn my family.
Although I still have a love of home decor (and pretty things in general). I don't want that impulse to have so much power over my home. Going forward it's going to be critical that I'm more judicious about my purchases.
Ultimately my goal is to create a home for my family (and myself) that is warm and welcoming. That provides them with consistency and comfort from the chaotic world we live in.
More posts on this topic will be coming in the future, if ya'll are interested! Let me know in the comments.
I would love to share my little journey with you because I'm determined to get my house together you guys. Please comment below if you can relate. I would love to know I'm not alone out here LOL.
I also did a video chatting about this very topic of what quarantine has taught me about my house. Watch it below.
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