MOxihome for Moxiliving
When you walk into your home, are you embraced with the warmth and nurturing of your surroundings? If you're not, you can be. We've become so over-marketed to about how our homes are "supposed" to be that we end up designing based on what other people will think of us when they see it, trying to control an image or having bought into all the "this will make your life easier" sales pitches that routinely fail to deliver. The result is a home designed for someone else. OUR home is filled with only things that we love, admire, bring us joy, provide for us and offer us comfort... it is our safe haven. Let's create this for you, because you deserve it.
It's time to return to your senses.
To begin MOXIliving, one must live in a space that supports it. For those who have not done a master clearing of their home in the last two years... or ever, this will likely be more singularly empowering and peace generating than any other activity aimed at self-improvement. We have no idea how much weight we are carrying in "stuff" that is completely unecessary and is sucking our energy and we don't realize it until we clear it.
1. Pick a discrete space. Start small to gain momentum, like a junk drawer, then closet, then room. With each success you'll be motivated to start the next. With the junk drawer you'll feel like you lost a pound, with a room... more like 30 pounds. I personally know women who, during this process (over a course of weeks tackling the whole house), lost actual significant quantities of actual weight because they were "storing" so much emotional baggage they had attached to the "stuff" and it was physically attaching itself to their bodies.
2. Calendar and assign spaces to be cleared. Stick to it. Even if it doesn't allow enough time to complete it. Maintain a donate, trash, return to people, return to other part of house and consign boxes/cans. Use the money from consigned items to reward yourself with something you REALLY love.
3. Remove the trash/donate/return to other people or parts of the house stuff before organizing what remains. Number one rule when clearing- touch it once. Number two rule-ask yourself would you buy this item today at full price, if not, it goes. You have no room for "just in case" or "what if" items...
4. Once you've removed what's not serving you, deep clean the space, then rearrange the big stuff, return what you've determined is in your best interest and notice the pride in only handling things that you really need, love and are grateful for. You may find yourself noticing one or two items that survived the purge don't actually meet the new high standard that the other items have... and they will go.
5. Going forward, remind yourself of the new sacredness of these cleared spaces and resist adding more. Consumables such as candles or incense burners are welcome, but things like magazine holders, when we shouldn't be keeping magazines are not.
6. Pick a reward for your hard work. Did you create a cozy reading corner for yourself? Then treat yourself to a new super soft blanket or a beautiful candle to burn while your reading. Embrace and support your new found peace.