Spring is here. And now we all want to clean, declutter and tidy everything. But where to start? How do I keep my things still organized 4 months from now? Here comes the 5 items rule. It’s soooo simple, you’ll wonder how you managed to live without it before. And the thing is, we feel so much better when we get rid of stuff we don’t use/wear/need.
So, as the name of the rule says, the magic number is 5. You can own 5 items per category.
For example, you can own 5 tank tops.
You can own 5 pillows/cushions.
You can own 5 pyjamas.
You can own 5 wall decor items.
And the list goes on and on. BUT, there are 2 exceptions. The first is for underwear. It would be impossible to live with only five panties. The second is for your passion. Whether it’s photography, makeup, watches, it’s okay to have more of those items. Having a passion is healthy and great for you.
If you don’t know where to start with this rule, try to start with the obvious. Are you drinking coffee right now? How many mugs do you have? What are you wearing? Do you really need to own this twelfth pair of jeans? There is no magic wand. Simply take the time to consider the use of things when you use them daily. Oh and well, think twice before buying anything new. Sometimes, more than twice. It will help with futur declutter.
What’s great about this is that you can make the most of this decluttering to give things to charity and to people in need. We don’t always have to throw away our old things in the trash to feel good. Giving them away feels even better plus you’ll feel better looking at your home afterwards 🙂
Happy spring cleaning 🙂