I look at the clutter on my desk, in my kitchen, in the toy room...and the short and simple answer right now is a resounding 'NO'.
I wonder if I will ever achieve a clean, clutter-free space. There's a limit to what you can get rid of. There's stuff you need, and stuff you use everyday.
I guess it's a matter of having a system that works.
My mother-in-law has stacks of stuff, but her house is always tidy. It is way more tidy than my so called Minimalist house. I don't have a lot of stuff, but I find keeping the house tidy a constant challenge. I do have little kids...but I don't want that to be my excuse. At the time, I don't want to spend my every spare minute tidying up.
Any thoughts? Suggestions?
These are my thoughts:
1. Stop Adding to the clutter. Stop Buying.
2. Get a storage system that works.
3. Put everything away. Every day.
4. Memorise this Mantra: A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place.
5. Give away one thing a day!
I need to come up with a working system for the toy room. Currently, I have a couple of big toys on the floor, plus a big basket that holds bits and pieces. And a small bookshelf. It's all very messy.
I would like two or three low-line credenzas to put Everything away.
I don't want to see anything!