21.01.2024 - 12:25 / thespruce.com
I'm not doing major goals or wild resolutions this year. Come February, they'll just be a laughable distant memory. Instead, my focus for the next 365 days and beyond is creating a sense of peace and serenity in my home.
Decluttering just so happens to fall under this, and the «boundary method» tiptoed my way to help—although, I was skeptical at first. It appealed to me because it feels fit for modern lives—you don't have to buy fancy baskets or new shelving units if you don't want to.
Before trying it on my overflowing closet, I spoke with Erica Lucas, an organization expert, blogger, and vlogger. Her video of the boundary method and breakdown of how to do it made me feel far less alone when it comes to living in an apartment that tends to feel cluttered more often than not.
Erica Lucas is an organization and decluttering expert. After a messy home began to affect her life, mental, health, and relationships, she set out to make cleaner and simpler living possible for herself and her thousands of subscribers and followers.
It's taken me quite a few years to accept that I'm not a super tidy person. Clutter seems to follow me wherever I live, and it is a difficult thing for me to admit, especially when I work in the home industry. Organizational trends come and go, and nothing has stuck.
Many organization methodologies feel extreme or don't fit into my busy schedule. As much as I'd love to sit down and declutter for a day, it's hard to take the time to do it once, much less weekly or daily.
If you're hesitant about adding yet another organization methodology to your vocabulary, I understand. Also known as the «container» method, the boundary method isn't difficult to understand or implement, fortunately.
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