Have you ever panicked when the doorbell is about to ring and your guests are early? You have been flat chat running from one thing to the next and now you find yourself in a mad rush to get some kind of order together.
Or perhaps it’s those ever-growing mountains of washing (dirty and clean) that are endless and making your sofa their best friend?
Those domestic chores can seem overwhelming and it’s hard to take on when you have the choice of seeking out some sunshine and a little “me time” versus the daily household grind.
The meaning of “Home” is a safe haven and comfort zone. A place to live with our families and enjoy with friends. A place to build memories, a place where we can truly be ourselves. The space we live in impacts how we feel and how we function. There can be so many benefits to living an uncluttered life within our homes. With a less is more approach we can promote our wellbeing and reduce our stress levels. We can find more time and space to do the things we love.
The meaning of “Home” is a safe haven and comfort zone. A place to live with our families and enjoy with friends.
Fortunately, there is a wealth of information and support available with many great tips and ways to create our own home sanctuaries. It’s important not to create pressure for ourselves, it can start with something as simple as 5 mins a day. An organized home gives back in spades in creating a calm oasis and making every day life so much easier.
The KonMari Method created by Marie Kondo encourages tidying by category. Keeping only those things that speak to the heart, and discarding items that no longer spark joy.
Courtney Carver shares an honest and meaningful approach to a simpler life in her book from The Simplicity Space
While Chantel Mila has inspired millions with her cleaning hacks for a fast clean and healthy home oasis. "I am a really big believer that coming home to a clean home is a form of self-care. In the same way that we put on our face masks and wash our hair, changing your bed linen is a form of self-care because it gives you a more restful night's sleep. Decluttering your home is a form of self-care because that environment that we surround ourselves in plays such a big impact on our mood and how we feel."
An organized home makes things easier to find and carves out more time for us to do the things we enjoy. So, when that doorbell rings you are looking forward to spending time with those you love and treasuring having them be a part of your little sanctuary.
Our homes can be just like that little seedling that is planted in Spring and with a little love, nurture and care lead to something bright and beautiful to enjoy every day.