In episode 4 of The Intentional Edit Podcast we uncover the benefits of implementing minimalist strategies in your home. This is an episode that will benefit every person at every age, be sure to share it with your friends and family.

 

 

Minimalism is not the lack of something. It is the perfect amount of everything!

 

 

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Over the last few years, the word minimalism has popped up on TV series, podcasts books. And even on the news, some might think minimalism is doing without, but it’s really finding the perfect amount of everything to benefit your entire household and beyond. Join me for episode four of the intentional edit podcast, where we uncover the benefits of implementing some minimalist strategies into your home. This is an episode that will benefit every person at every age. So listen to this episode and make sure you share it with your friends and family of all ages, because everyone can benefit from implementing minimalism strategies in their homes. If you’re struggling with daily tasks, clutter organization, and finding any sort of work life balance, the intentional edit podcast is for you. It’s time to stop the chaos and live with more intention. I am Lauren, and I’m here to help you de-clutter implement systems and maximize routines that remove the overwhelming unorganized parts of life. Bringing simplicity to your home, come on. It’s time to create a life you love.

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Hey friends, thanks so much for joining me for episode four of the intentional edit podcast. I’ve gone back and forth with the idea of starting a podcast for some time now. And a few weeks ago, I finally took the plunge. A podcast seemed like the most logical way for me to reach the largest number of people that are struggling with things in life and within their homes that I have the knowledge and experience to help them with you are listening to one of the first episodes that I’ve even recorded. And this one is so good because it’s for people of all ages. Most of my clients and students are busy moms with young kids or school aged kids, but there are some things that affect every person at every age. That’s one of the things that I’m going to talk about today when I was doing a lot of professional organizing and working in homes, my services were valuable to my clients because they all had the same problem.

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They were struggling with things like how to organize, having too much stuff or unnecessary belongings and not feeling confident in decluttering or, or some of them, or even like scared to get rid of things that they might need. One day. This is a problem that can affect any person at any age. So go ahead and share this episode with your family and friends, because you don’t have to be a busy mom with young kids to understand this concept and have it affect you. What if you could have the perfect amount of everything that you need at any given time, think about that and let that sink in that is minimalism. The last few years, minimalism has become a more popular word and some people might even say, it’s a little bit trendy. If you could implement some minimalist strategies into your home and life, your entire family will benefit.

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I promise minimalism does not to be a scary word that makes you think of stark walls rooms that aren’t decorated, bland food and doing without in fact, it’s actually the opposite. We know that clutter is common, it takes up space. It consumes our time and energy and it increases stress and prevents a peaceful mindset and tranquility. If you could eliminate the clutter, you would be living with minimalist strategies. Minimalism is not the lack of something. It is simply the perfect amount of something, the perfect amount of anything. Isn’t that what we’re all striving for. This is what we want. We want the perfect amount of physical belongings. We just came out of a time where people were hoarding, toilet paper and basic necessities, and now have an overabundance of the supplies that they didn’t actually go through now is a great time to reassess and think about what do I have too much of too much time spent wasted too much time spent with certain people, too much stuff.

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Is it physical, emotional, mental? What do you have too much up of? And what can you cut back on? Clutter is all of these things. And we already talked about the different kinds of clutter. In a previous episode, would we want to implement minimalist strategies? We are getting rid of the clutter in our life. Many people are really scared when they hear the word minimalism, and it’s actually not a scary word living in a world of abundance. We’re constantly surrounded by things and it becomes overwhelming. These things occupy our mind. They occupy what we’re thinking about and they occupy our space. Oftentimes we don’t know that all the stuff in our lives, all the clutter is one of the biggest contributors to the stress that we’re feeling. I want you to just take a minute, think about how your life would be. If you went from having too much stuff around you and in your closet, on your counters and your cabinets, how would your life improve?

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If you removed too much stuff and had the perfect amount. If you donated the excess to people that are struggling and don’t have these basic things and had exactly what you could use and what you need, what would really change in your life? Think about that for a minute. I’m going to share with you some of the things that would change. If you got rid of the excess and lived with the perfect amount for you and your family, significantly improve would be time. Every item in your home, every physical belonging that you have takes up space, and it takes up your time. Now you’re probably thinking, how do these things take up my time? Every item that you bring home, you have to find a place to store. You have to maintain it and clean it, and it can easily become clutter. If you purge what you don’t use, imagine the extra time you would have, you’d spend less time cleaning, less time searching for misplaced items or items that you never gave a proper home to.

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And you gain a time by having less to think about and fewer decisions to make more time to spend with the people that matter most to you. If you were in a position where you had less stuff, taking up your time and space and cluttering your life, what would that look like? It would look like the opportunity for you to say yes to things without feeling over committed and without having the stress that goes along with that. You can now say yes to having friends over because you don’t have to run around and pick up and clean just to have those people over and having engaging conversations and fun with your family and friends, you can say yes to simple things like playing a game or doing an art project with your children after dinner. When you don’t have to manage clutter, you can spend the time you have gained doing things that you once were too exhausted to do, or that you have had to say no to in the past when the clutter is gone and you have implemented some of these minimalist strategies, you can now say yes to spending time with the people that you care about and improving relationships that are important to you.

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You’re no longer sidetracked thinking about all of these things that are occupying your time, because you’ve eliminated them. You now can foster quality relationships. Another thing that usually comes to mind when we talk about minimalist strategies is saving money or being able to maintain a budget. If you aren’t spending money on items that you don’t really need, use, or want, then you have money for more important things. You have the ability to put money away or to save it or to pay off debt or put money towards vacations and experiences and activities that are things that you really want to do. That will help you make memories and not add to the clutter. Clutter is common. It takes up space, consumes our time and energy increases stress and prevents us from living a peaceful and tranquil life. When we purge and declutter our homes, we’re implementing minimalist strategies without even knowing it stop letting clutter be a thief of joy in your life.

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Did you hear that? Because I can say it one more time. Stop letting the clutter that you have via thief of joy in your life and start implementing some minimalist strategies. And that begins with decluttering. Keep the things in your home that you need, use, and want and donate the rest to people that need them. And we’ll actually use them. Remember, minimalism is not the lack of something. It is simply the perfect amount of something. It’s time for you to start living a life that you want to be living say yes to the things that you’ve been wanting to do and get rid of the things that are holding you back. What are you waiting for?

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Lauren is the founder of Intentional Edit, a home organization and lifestyle company focused on consciously editing to create efficient and organized spaces.  Lauren believes that a functional home that looks and feels good has a positive influence on all aspects of life.  Creating systems that allow for the home to function more efficiently, therefore, eliminating most of the clutter and chaos is her priority.  While trends come and go organization is always in style!

 


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