How Decluttering has Simplified My Life

It's Monday again and we know what that means, Motivational Monday! If you're new to my blog, then you have no idea what the significance is of Mondays here. So for those of you who have never visited Bohemian Crossroads before, let me give you a little background info on "Motivational Monday."

Every Monday I post a quote or a mantra that I thoroughly enjoy and learned something from. I then share it with you all and give my opinion on that particular quote. I've enjoyed doing this and hope to continue this new found tradition until the day I no longer blog.

Since I have been sharing quotes now for 8 weeks consistently, I would like to expand Motivational Monday. I want to start sharing inspiring and motivating stories with you all in hopes that you will have even more light to your Mondays. 

With that being said, I am going to try something a little different on this week's MM. This week I'm going to share with you how a book I've been reading has really changed the way I look at the tangible items in my home. 

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my goals for the month of September which you can find here. Number 2 on my goal list was to purchase The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Basically, it is a book that teaches you how to let go of things you don't need and organize the things that you do need. 

While this may sound easy to a lot of people, I have a very hard time throwing things out. Whether it's a sentimental attachment, a guilt trip to myself or just plain laziness, it's a struggle convincing myself to let go of things. But when I started reading this book, a lot of things changed.

While I don't want to give too much of the book away, in case any of you intend to read it, Marie stresses the importance of being honest with yourself when it comes to keeping what you need. She makes several good points about throwing things away if they have served their full purpose in your life and are no longer necessary. 

Although I'm only halfway through the book, I've already utilized so much of the advice Marie gives. I have become a tossing machine! I'm no longer holding on to things out of guilt and I am no longer holding on to things in hopes it may be useful one day. I'm still in the decluttering stage of my journey, but I feel really good about how it is going.

My house feels more like a home thanks to the amazing pointers in this book. It is so rewarding coming home to a place that isn't drowning in tangible items. My mind is more at ease and I feel a lot more relaxed as soon as I get home now.

You don't realize the noise that clutter can create in your mind until you have tried living without so much stuff. I can not express enough how awesome it feels to come home and not feel overwhelmed and instantly tense. I can't wait to be finished with the book and fully utilize all of the advice given. I will probably do another update once my home transformation is complete! 

If you haven't read this book and are in need of some peace of mind, then you need to get it ASAP. The book is only $10 on Amazon for the hardcover and even less expensive for the Kindle and paperback version.

If you have any questions about the book or have read the book yourself, make sure to let me know in the comments below! Want to stay up to date on my most recent posts? Make sure to subscribe for weekly updates.

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