A friend of mine recently added an addition onto her home so that her mom could begin living with her. I happened to be there as she was loading some of her things back in her kitchen with her sister. I found myself reflecting back on when we renovated our home six years ago. When we started putting everything back together, I really tried to remind myself over and over that if I didn’t love it, I shouldn’t be making room for it. If we didn’t love it, we donated it.
As my friend unpacked boxes, her sister and I recommended that she consider starting a sell pile. Very quickly, she found the pile form and grow. If she didn’t use it, she didn’t need it and she didn’t love it, it went in the pile.
I have made many such piles in the years since we renovated, whether it be clothes or things in our home, but trying to only make room for the things that I love.
The piles are just one part of the puzzle in making your home into a home that you truly love. Melissa from The Inspired Room has just written a book that is guide for this whole process called Make Room for What You Love.
Her book takes you through step by step ways to develop habits to get your home as you imagine it in your mind. How it gives you comfort and makes you smile when you look around at what is around you should be your focus, not the piles of clutter. I have always said that home is where you can most be yourself. An important part of that is keeping it organized and not being overburdened with just too much stuff that you don’t love.
Room by room and step by step, it is possible to make room for what you love and give yourself some grace all along the way. Stop by these other inspiring ladies to read their thoughts and ideas on how to simplify your home to be what you really want it to be.
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