In my post 18 Practical Ways to Downsize and Simplify in 2018 I suggested slowly working your way through big changes one week at a time. Well, if downsizing or decluttering is one of your big changes then I have laid out a super simple day by day way to get some major decluttering done in only one week. A lot of stuff can accumulate over a lifetime…or even just a single year. Sometimes we take a moment to look back at all the stuff we have to get rid of and it’s easy to feel crazy overwhelmed. That’s why I think it’s best to just declutter one room one week at a time. Doing it this way takes a lot of stress off and has a powerful way to make you feel super accomplished. So let’s get to it.
I have seen huge success from my blog in a short amount of time and all it took was getting seriously organized when it came to scheduling my time and social shares. If you are hoping to get organized in your day to day life, I highly recommend the Simplify + Planner and you can read my full review on it here: Organize Your Life for the New Year. If you want to know what it takes to get seriously organized when it comes to your blog’s content, then read on. This post has all the best things to consider when creating your blog as well as how to organize your blogging schedule itself.
Downsizing can seem crazy overwhelming, especially if you have a lot to do. So many people know they will have a huge weight lifted if they can just get past the clutter, but often never get started because the amount of things that need to be done seem impossible. As an expert declutter-er I have some great tips to help get you started. If you were hoping to have 2018 be your year of more freedom, it can be and it doesn’t have to be hard. Well, one funny thing is about downsizing your stuff is that downsizing other areas of your life actually help with the whole process. I’ve gotten together 18 practical ways to downsize and simplify in 2018 to help you start achieving your goals and feeling a little bit less cluttered.
Target. A common known frienemy among women young and old. You walk in with the intention of getting one thing for $5 and somehow leave with $50 less in your pocket. You have less money, more stuff and yet regret nothing. It’s funny how that works. Well, imagine my joy when I went to Target, bought what I came for and then made money by the time I got to the parking lot! This is no scam, no tricky play on words. I am being totally, 100% serious; and I’m going to share with you how I did it. ‘Cuz I love ya.
It’s no secret that Tom and I have struggled big time when it comes to finances. During those times in life when we had less kids to worry about, more time and money we made terrible choices. What could have been the best savings years of our lives turned into the best Chinese food eating years of our lives. We had all the latest movies and clothes and we ate at all of our favorite restaurants. Still at the end of the month we found ourselves penniless. If only time travel was possible…I would totally go back in time and kick my well dressed butt. These days, we have dug ourselves out of some serious debt, gotten our priorities strait and we have sinking funds to thank. So let’s talk downsized debt. I will give you the run down on sinking funds, the best tips for beginner budgets and how to start debt payoff the easy way.
The minimalism movement is on the rise and I could not be more thrilled about it. However, there is a huge misconception when it comes to minimalism; even I’m guilty of it. There is this unspoken (or maybe frequently spoken) idea that being a minimalist means living in a shack and renouncing all your possessions so that you may live a fulfilled life as a Buddhist monk. Hard pass. Hard pass. Minimalism to me has come to mean clearing out the clutter to make room for only things that bring you maximum joy. Downsize in most areas to make huge room for better things in other areas. Now, here’s the catch: downsizing doesn’t only occur in your home or with your stuff. Downsizing can happen in multiple areas of your life and it should if you plan on living your life to the fullest. Minimalism is about freedom, clarity and living a life without being tied down by the things in life that hold you back.