Creative Ways to Declutter – EP 144

Do you like the idea of decluttering but find it difficult to get started? Sometimes we need to weave a little fun and creativity into this process to help us find motivation. On this episode we’re exploring some unique ways to tidy up our living spaces.


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  • Hand-Me-Downs – as the middle child in my family I survived off of my sisters (or any one else’s for that matter) used clothing/toys/furnishings (…probably food) you name it! I used to hate, but like anything that sticks around long enough I began to grow a fondness and understanding for it. Hand-me-downs: it’s not what you want, it’s what you need

Other episodes on minimalism and decluttering:

61- How to Achieve Digital Minimalism

69- Create a Fulfilling Minimalist Lifestyle

99- Contentment, Gratitude, & Flexible Minimalism in Frugality

109- How to Maintain a Minimalist Lifestyle

Notable Notes:

What the internet has to say:

This article from The Mostly Simple Life gives us some great ideas on how to make decluttering fun

What Jen + Jill have to say:

  • 1. Take before and after pictures: it’s fun to see the transformation, and it’s very motivating!
  • 2. Set a timer 
  • 3. Do it with a friend
  • 4. Compete (with spouse, roommate, etc)
  • 5. Do a declutter challenge (find one that resonates with you on pinterest) – a few common themes are decluttering a certain room, or getting rid of X amount of items
  • 6. Listen to a great audiobook or podcast 😉
  • 7. Sell things! (for fun money… or another financial goal)
  • 8. Give yourself a reward

More from the Internet:

This article from Sloww gives us some more tips on simple ways to approach decluttering and incorporate this into our regular frugal routine

More from Jen + Jill:

  • Getting rid of something every month
  • One time use
  • 90/90 rule
  • Reverse hanger trick

BILL OF THE WEEK – Thank you Jess from Victoria Australia for sharing your internet bill and how you negotiated your bill to $15 less for the same amount of data!

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Lightning Round

 One thing you need to get rid of.

  • Jen- snorkeling gear, bowling ball
  • Jill – lamps


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