1. They reduce or remove items from their home constantly, instead of wasting great effort organizing too much junk.
2. They avoid too much storage. Beware of those extra storage hacks on Pinterest: under bed storage can become dusty, cluttered, and hard to get to. Up-high storage is often forgotten.
3. They avoid shopping in bulk. Yes, this means Costco takes a back seat. Time and time again, I meet with clients overrun with too much pantry food, too much soap, too much detergent. They go to the store weekly, and bring back enough for the next 2 years. Quite frankly, no one has enough storage for that much of anything.
4. They reduce items coming in to their home. They say "no thanks" to donations or hand-me-downs that they know they won't use. They limit shopping with no purpose. They limit online purchases late at night - which has been proven to be a common impulse for many Americans.
5. They look at the big picture: they want their space, and piece of mind. They place little value on material items and large wardrobes, and more on experiences and moments.
Do you have any tips or rituals that help you declutter your home and your life?