Time to De-Clutter

Tips to Simplify Your Home

We all start the New Year with a pile of resolutions. And why not? It’s a great time to get re-energized towards our personal improvement goals.


Top on the list? Getting organized, of course. It’s one of the best things we can do to achieve a life that is an ordered blend of peace and fulfillment.


It’s all about changing your way of life, de-cluttering and simplifying your home and surroundings so that things become, well, less complicated.


According to de-cluttering expert Marie Kondo in her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, purging your home of unnecessary items mostly comes down to a simple concept – joy.


If an item in your home no longer sparks joy within you, it’s time for it to go. Old clothes, shoes, lonesome books and dusty candlesticks – pack them up and send them off so that they can give that joy to another. Doing so will release you from the strain of its upkeep and free you to move about your life in the exhilarating moment of now.


Ms. Kondo has many transformative tips to share, including the vertical fold – a simple, visually appealing way to fold and stack your clothing in drawers or shelves for a look that is fresh and, yes, motivational! And innovative ways to simplify and arrange closet space so that you can become reacquainted with those pieces that you really, really love.


The best thing about getting organized is your new TRI Pointe home has space and extra storage where you need it the most…like handy drop zones, functional laundry room and butler’s pantry (service area/room with cabinets for tucking serving pieces, tableware, wine glasses, table linens and other items for the dining room out of sight for a clean, tidy look).


Feeling inspired? Get organized and change your life today!

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