We seem to have a lot of trendy words when it comes to discussing how to live in harmony with our homes. We could spend five minutes decluttering every day.
We could take it a step up and organize our homes, so they run with efficiency.
Or we could take the high road and become a minimalist, where you don’t have to worry about clutter or organizing because you have simplified your life to own less.
Although we feel that we can be a little of each classification, we find that those who strive for order or simplicity relate to one more than the others. We found three quotes that sum up the essence of a declutterer, home organizer, and minimalist.
We are curious which you relate to the most?
Are you mostly a…
Declutterer – Author Cynthia Kyriazis believes “Clutter is symptomatic of delayed decision making.” The person who likes to make quickly alleviate messes and clutter from their homes quickly and efficiently.
Home Organizer – “Being organized is not about being company-ready 24/7. It’s about being able to find what you need and restore order quickly.” wrote Monika Kristofferson. The home organizer is all about home processes to make life easier and more efficient.
Minimalist – “People are more important than things.” from Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture. A minimalist is a person who wants to live life to its full potential with the least amount of complications. They feel having a lot of material possessions can stand in the way of living life to the fullest. “
Whatever you are, we find that there is no right or wrong answer, because it works for you and your home. Each of the above come with skills that expand outside of your home to your work or community.
We recommend, researching each of the categories further and seeing where each has their merit and how each one can build off each other to make your life less complicated.
To help you find authors that are experts in each topic, we have made an easy list for you:
If you fall into the declutter category, we recommend: Author, Marie Kondo, has written The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
If you fall into the home organizer category, we recommend: Make Room for What You Love: Your Essential Guide to Organizing and Simplifying by Melissa Michaels.
If your inner minimalist is screaming to come out, we recommend: The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine Joy.
Do you have a favorite book on the topics of decluttering, home organization, or minimalism? Share with us in the comments and also share which category you fall in the most.