Let me just start off by saying, decluttering your life is by no means easy. No matter what approach you take, it’s hard work.
The physical actions of removing things from closets, beds, storage, and then taking car-load by car-load to whatever place is kind enough to take your belongings is like training for a marathon. Each session requires more patience, breathing room, and physical strength to go through one more item or make one more trip.
On the top 10 list that makes me feel comfy and homey, Thanksgiving and Christmas are in the top five. The smells, the foods, the fighting- there’s nothing quite like it. And even if I end up crying because my sibling pushed that button that makes me feel like sidewalk poop on a - 10-degree day- I always leave feeling defeated and weirdly happy.
When I decided to move abroad, I had no clue where to start, how much money I would need, or how much I could save a month. All I knew was I needed a plan!
So I got down and dirty with my finances and with myself to make my dream to live in Australia come true. What I loved about this system is that is universal to any savings goal you have in mind. If you want to travel for a year or buy a house, you can. Use my simple method for saving money to move abroad.
I want to start off by saying that I'm not perfect. My home isn't perfect. I don't' shop at West Elm, it probably won't ever be featured in a magazine or even on Instagram, and I'm cool with it. Because this home makes me happy, it makes my boyfriend happy, and we are living a cozy and happy life together, and there's nothing better than that.
What does it mean to simplify your life? Most websites portray a simple life as serene, gentle, nature-driven, and mystical. Filled with quiet moments and hidden treasures, which is lovely and accurate, but it doesn't paint the whole picture.
Simplifying my life has been exciting, full of travel, road trips, laughs, and possibilities. It's bright, vivid, and adventurous and entirely untethered to daunting tasks or mundane to-do lists.
I think every person who is on the clutter-free journey wants everyone in their life to join the club, right? Once our clutter goggles are on, all we want to do is locate and destroy stuff that is no longer loved. And because we know that clutter is the source of chaos, stress, and unhappiness.
Quite frankly do you have time for being miserable? I sure as hell don't! I want to spend my life doing things I enjoy!