Recall and apply

This is for everyone of us who is deep into clutter, has no idea how to deal with it all, and as a response freezes in the process.

I’ve been there, believe me. I’m a pro at freezing just before I finish.

Case in point: my desk. I’ve worked so hard on it, cleared so much clutter and am now left with a desk where everything has a purpose, a cart filled with art supplies and … a lot of things I don’t know what to do with.

This makes my office look unbelievably cluttered, even though it really isn’t at its core.

that’s where this exercise may come in handy.

I want you to go through your memories, either by pondering or by looking through your pictures.

Find a memory of a room or a house you’ve seen where you felt:

“This is what a minimalist space should look like.”

or “I feel so calm in this room.”

or “I feel like myself here, as if this room was created for me.”

Have the room?

If you can’t think of any, go on pinterest and find the ideal room by searching for minimalist room, or on youtube, for minimalist house tour.

Have you found what you are looking for? Good!

Then, close your eyes and visualise/imagine that room in the space you are decluttering. Can you feel the calm settling in your bones?

What does the room need to be like that?

What is its purpose?

Can you give the room one name?

Now open your eyes, grab a piece of paper and a pen, and write down what you feel.

And then grab a couple of boxes and a garbage bag, and bring your vision to life.

I will write more about my office next week, which by then will be a marvellous, decluttered space, darn it! 🙂