Are you familiar with the feeling of being constantly busy. Picking up, tidying up, on your feet, organising everything only to turn around and it seem as though you have done nothing at all? Yeah, me too. I call this flitting. When you flit about, you are exerting energy but are not actually being productive.
At ReclaimYou, we make personalised tidy tubs. These have the child's name on them. This gives the child a sense of importance and empowerment – this is my special tidy tub and it helps me do a good job of tidying up my toys. It is a tool we use daily in our home.
Logically, we understand that it is just a ‘thing’ right, so then why is it so hard to let that item go? Is it the money spent? Guilt or Our hormones? What if it is all of those? For some, it is putting the monetary value attached to that item, to the forefront of the decision making process.
I often read blogs and post that either inquire or state that the best place for one to start their decluttering journey, is in the junk drawer. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!? Cue the stress, anxiety and feelings of absolute overwhelm! FACT: This is a dumb place to start.
Kids running around screaming. Food scattered all over the floor, washing piles taking over the living room along with an entire toy store worth of toys. The dining table is lost under a sea of papers. Now you’re not even sure what is clean and what is dirty with the laundry piles so you have to give it that sniff test to find out.