2. Create a wardrobe that is for your lifestyle today.
Clean out your closet and take your entire wardrobe out and choose to keep what you love and that serves you well, let go what isn’t for the person you are today. Start by gathering all of your clothes into one spot (like your bed) and choose what to keep or let go of, remembering to choose what sparks joy and thank items you decide to let go of. Create a group for yes, no or maybe and you can even separate items by bottoms and tops to organize while sorting. Since it’s spring, be sure to put winter accessories, coats, and boots away until next year (but not hidden away), and switch up with light jackets, rain boots, and everyday shoes. With an organized closet, and when it’s time to return to work outside of the home, you'll be ready for it and be able to get dressed in no time! You can even try a capsule wardrobe like Project 333, and you will save more time getting ready every day. Donation Centres are taking a pause on accepting items, so make some space at home to keep these items you plan to let go of.
3. With more time now at home, you can even try doing the KonMari Method.
Once you clean out your closet and deal with all your clothing, move on to other things in your home and go through the following categories: books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and finally sentimental things. Figure out what is still going to be a part of your home and life by choosing what sparks joy. Be sure to follow the order of categories, and just focus on one category before moving on to the next. When I work with clients I do a minimum of three hours per session, so that you will see results or a change. Dedicate a couple of hours or more going though each category and remember this is a process, it will take time to see an overall change but it will be worth it in the end. Start in the morning after breakfast so you have the most energy to do this. Think about your ideal lifestyle and use that to motivate you when organizing.
You can download my KonMari checklist from my website to help you get through your home.
4. Make time for self-care .
This is especially important when it comes to taking care of our own personal well-being and mental health. After deep cleaning and switching things up, relax and do some meditation or yoga, take a warm bath, read a book, and disconnect from screens from time to time to avoid the latest news and anxiety. If you have family, spend time with each other and play board games, cook a meal or bake something together and do some diy or craft activities. This gift of time is really something we have all been blessed with despite the virus.
5. Create a vision board with your partner or family.
Think of your own ideal lifestyle and what goals you want to achieve this year and put those ideas onto your board. You can also write down those goals, this way you will commit to making them a reality. Even with today’s uncertainty, it’s good to create goals to work on to improve your life. There are many free templates that exist online, but you can simply just take a blank piece of paper and write out words of things you want to work towards or even cut out images from magazines to make a collage of your vision. When you put your goals or dreams on paper, you are manifesting it and it usually can come true if you believe it and also work towards it.
I hope these ideas help you out with things you can do around the home. Remember to stay positive, stay at home and believe that this time will pass over and we will get through this. There is always a silver lining to everything negative that happens in life... and being able to stay home and have quality time with the ones we love but also for those who live alone, this will give you a chance to relax, reflect and connect with people you haven’t been able to in a long time.
Take care everyone.