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Decluttering for Christmas

A KonMari Approach to a Stress-Free Christmas and a Positive New Year



The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the hustle and bustle of parties, shopping, and the ever-present challenge of keeping our homes in order.  As a Professional Home Organiser and Certified KonMari Consultant, I understand the importance of creating a harmonious living space, especially during the holidays.  In this blog post, I'll guide you through the transformative journey of decluttering and organising your home, ensuring a stress-free Christmas and a positive start to the new year.

 

Organising for a Stress-Free Christmas:

 

Declutter Decorations:

Start by assessing your decorations.  Keep only those items that hold sentimental value or bring you joy.  If you have already decorated, then take a second look at what is left over.  Do you have broken items?  Do you have decorations that no longer suit your décor or personality and just don’t make the cut?  Now would be the perfect time to let them go.

 



Mindful Gift Giving:

Apply the KonMari principles to your gift-giving process.  Choose gifts that align with the recipient's preferences and bring them joy.  Consider experiential gifts or items that serve a practical purpose, reducing the likelihood of clutter. With large families, Secret Santa is a great way to reduced the volume of presents. Each person receiving one, thoughtful present is better than 6 unwanted gifts.

 

Thoughtful Entertaining:

Simplify your hosting experience by decluttering your kitchen and entertaining spaces. Choose versatile items that serve multiple purposes, making entertaining both functional and enjoyable.  Cut down on the work load by delegating, both within the family and your guests.  Set a theme and ask your guests to bring a plate or something else to contribute to the event.

 

Welcoming the New Year with Positivity:

 

Reflect and Set Intentions:

As the year comes to a close, take time to reflect on the past months.  What brought you joy, and what could be improved?  Instead of making a new year’s resolution, try setting positive intentions for the new year, both in your home and personal life.

 

Digital Declutter:

Extend the KonMari Method to your digital life by organising your digital files, emails, and apps.  Delete unnecessary items, streamline your digital workspace, and create a more efficient and stress-free digital environment.  Unsubscribe to all those emails you never open.  They are just junking up your inbox.

 



Create a Joyful Routine:

Establishing a daily routine that incorporates elements of joy and gratitude can set a positive tone for the entire year.  Whether it's a morning ritual, an evening unwind, or both, infuse your routine with activities that spark joy and promote well-being.  Selfcare is so important.  You can’t fill someone else’s cup if yours is empty.

 

By applying the KonMari Method to your holiday preparations and New Year resolutions, you're not just decluttering your physical space but also creating a foundation for a more intentional and joyful life.  This holiday season, let go of what no longer serves you and make room for the things that truly bring you happiness.  Is 2024 going to be your year of joy?  I am now taking bookings for 2024.  Why not start with a free discovery call to discuss your project.



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