This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Are you living a full life? Or is your life just full of stuff? Clutter can be a huge sticking point when it comes to your life running smoothly and hassle-free. By decluttering your house, it is possible to find inner peace AND money.
Imagine a life of serenity
Picture it now: You’re sitting in your living room with a cup of herbal tea/glass of wine/mug of hot coffee/enter your choice here, and you feel totally serene. You feel calm. The space around you is calm; you have minimal possessions screaming at you.
You never saw your possessions before, because you never touched them, or even remembered that you had them. But – they made noise. Lots of noise. It was too busy. The house was too busy. You couldn’t think straight. Too much going on in those bookcase shelves. You couldn’t find anything in those dresser drawers, or those boxes. You couldn’t relax, because even though you didn’t see your things, there they were, gathering dust, making the place look untidy.
So you decluttered. You decluttered your cupboards. Everything is super organised, and your house is clean and calm. Your bedrooms are tidy, and your clothes are neatly folded in their drawers. And because you made this incredible step, your life has focus, and you know EXACTLY in which direction you are headed. There’s no more noise drowning out your true passion and visions for the future. You know what’s important to you. You know what your life purpose is, because the path and the surrounding area is clear.
Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? The thing is, it is entirely possible to achieve this state, and it can start NOW.
The Magic of Tidying your entire house
While there may be several items lying around your home that you think you might be able to sell, you could probably make more money than you even considered, simply by tidying your house the ‘Kon Marie‘ way.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo is indeed a life-changing book, as it implores you to visit all areas of your life that are important to you by truly appreciating – and letting go – what you have.
The tidying process isn’t about doing it all one room at a time; but rather as one category at a time. It begins with clothes, and it ends with sentimental items. And it’s sorting through these possessions and everything in between, that encourages you to take stock of your life and ‘banish clutter forever’.
I wish I’d begun my debt-free journey before I read this book, as most of my decluttering was sent to charity shops or the tip. I wish now that I’d combined the decluttering of my life and my possession with selling. I’d have made so much more money with the things I’d discarded. Of course, giving to charity is certainly a good thing. Because not only is it helping those in need to clothe them or provide funds for a cause through sale of goods, but it is also putting money back into the economy, as discussed in the book Money: Know More, Make More, Give More, by Rob Moore.
It’s absolutely fine to donate to charity, but it’s also absolutely fine to sell your things to cover your own debt-repayments, which is of course a priority.
Find your perfect state
I highly recommend that you read this book, and read it properly. Read it before you begin the decluttering process, and follow it to the letter. Do this, and you’ll end with a house of beautiful minimalism, inner peace within your soul, and a heck of a lot more money to pay towards your debt total.
Check out these posts to help you with selling your unwanted goods:
If you’ve already read this incredible asset, I’d love to know how you got on. How did you find the book and the process? Let me know in the comments below.