My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Breathe some serenity into your home!

There are a lot of factors that go into creating a calm and peaceful mind, and one of these is the home. Many people can get concerned about work and play but we can breathe extra life into us just from our home life. Thinking of serenity probably flashes up things like yoga this control is something that needs to be applied to where we live as well as who we are.

In order to get this serenity in your home, you need to bring order to your surroundings. Living in a world of consumerism, having a clear out can be a difficult task but as spring approaches consider what you really need and de-clutter the house to make it an oasis.

As the famous British writer G.K. Chesterton said, “there are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” While this may sound easier said than done, a stock check on your possessions can really help you and your family. So, how do you go about having a good de-clutter? I’ll bet more than a few families have some unused Nintendo DS’s they want to sell.

Box it up – Once you have assigned some time to it, you should begin a clean with deciding what piles things should go in. Four boxes like return, keep, pass on and fix should mean you have an area for everything. Target one room at a time and ask questions about each piece.

Make items usable – It may sound obvious but keep things that you need in easy to find spots. From keys to phones to manuals to CDs, you need everything as close to your fingertips as possible. Don’t allow yourself to become frustrated searching for something you really need and definitely steer clear of needing duplicates.

Be creative – Sometimes thing have to stay but that doesn’t mean they need to be in the way. Think about every space in your home and any features that can be used to hide and store items.

Change your perspective – One of the best ways to reduce clutter is through a change in thinking. Think of how you would like your home to look and make it happen. Be clearer with what you need and what you want.

Make money – What can offer more serenity than making money from de-cluttering your home and mind? Well, nothing really. So take this opportunity to take unused books, technology and entertainment and sell them online at websites like Music Magpie.

While there are plenty more tips where these came from, this is a great start to “simplify, simplify” just like we were urged to do by philosopher Henry David Thoreau in the 19th century. A clean house is a healthy house and that makes it a comfortable home for you to enjoy.

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