Why you might be happier living in a smaller home

Why you might be happier living in a smaller home

Guest post by Rachel Walder

I live in a small flat. A one-bedroomed flat in London, a crowded and expensive city.  Nothing specially unusual about that and in fact I’m proud that I own property here (mortgaged property, but you know what I mean).  I love where I live.  I deliberately chose location over space.  I have great neighbours, my place is very secure and safe and I can leave all the windows open when I’m not in.

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Why is Decluttering So Hard?

Why is Decluttering So Hard?

Why does decluttering and organizing take so long and why is it so hard?

BOOM. I just spent my morning planning out a year's worth of content for my blog.  I did it using the " batching " concept: doing a singular task that requires that you only use one skill set so you instead of switching mental gears over and over you just stick with one.

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Damn you, Pinterest.

Damn you, Pinterest.

There is a common misconception that being organized means that you are a type A personality with a passion for cleaning stuff. And the drool worthy images you can find on Pinterest don't do anything to dispel those ideas. Pictures of pristine kitchens with color coded and indexed food pantries are quite common. I love to look at those pictures like I love to look at fashion magazines; for entertainment and inspiration. But I realize that I have the same interest in living such a "perfect" home as I do in wearing glossy red lipstick and stilettos everyday. That is to say none. At all. My goal in being organized is simple: to be able to enjoy the people and things in my life without feeling controlled by my stuff.

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