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Things that make decluttering as a mom hard
16th January 2024 • Motherhood Simplified • Krista Lockwood
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Ever felt like your home is a battleground against clutter, with toys staging a never-ending invasion? You're not alone. As a mom, I've struggled with the relentless march of 'stuff' that threatens to overtake every nook and cranny. That's why this episode is a must-listen for moms who find themselves in the trenches, looking for a strategy to reclaim their space. We address the elephant in the room—our kids and the chaos they bring—alongside the scarcity of time and energy that makes decluttering seem like an insurmountable task. But guess what? There's hope, and I'm here to share it with you, along with heartwarming stories and tips from the Motherhood Simplified community that prove it's possible to conquer the clutter.

The fear of letting go often has us clinging to items like life rafts in an ocean of what-ifs, but do we really need that third set of popsicle molds? Through touching anecdotes, like Olga's ingenious use of mega blocks in a pinch, we celebrate the resourcefulness that blossoms in a decluttered home. This episode isn't about preaching minimalism; it's about empowering you to make room for what truly matters. We're unwrapping the guilt tied to unused possessions and challenging the notion of waste with practical, family-inclusive strategies. If you're ready to transform your home into a serene haven that reflects your family's needs and values, let's embark on this journey together. Tune in and equip yourself with a decluttering plan crafted with a mom's touch, promising simplicity and a dash of joy in every step.


Right, let's talk about some very real reasons that decluttering as a mom is hard. But these things are totally overcomable. And I want to talk to you about these five things because every single mom deals with them and a lot of times I see moms saying that they can't declutter or they would declutter if these things didn't exist. But the thing about these five things that we're going to talk about today are that they are. They're not going away. These are things that we can't change. There are some things in motherhood that we cannot change and, to be honest, we don't really want to change them because if we did change them, we wouldn't be moms, right, we would be missing out on being a mom. So these five things every single mom deals with them. Let's talk about them, let's validate them, let's acknowledge them, because once you acknowledge them, you can accept them and once you accept them, you can actually problem solve and make progress in the way that you want to with your decluttering and, honestly, in any subject of your life. But you know, we talk about decluttering here, decluttering and simplifying. So the first and probably the top reason when I ask in the motherhood, simplified community, what makes decluttering hard for you? Why can't you declutter, or what gets in the way of you being able to successfully declutter, are their kids. And it's the most obvious example. I think, and to be completely frank, having kids is the easiest excuse in the world, like, once you have kids, if you want to get out of anything, you can say I can't do it, I have kids, right, when I think about, like, getting a plan that I don't want to do, it's just an easy, they are an easy scapegoat. Okay, it's just the reality. Am I saying that we want to do that? No, am I saying that it's like the best approach to things? Absolutely not, but we all do it sometimes. Okay, so we say that we can't declutter because our kids, they get in the way, they interrupt us, they distract us, right, but also we think that we can't declutter or we can't live simplified or minimally, if you want to call it that. Or we can't have less stuff, because when you have kids, you have more stuff, right, and yes, you do have more stuff than not when you have kids, because they need their own things too, but it doesn't have to be to a point where it's unmanageable for you, and I'm saying that as somebody with five kids. There are people in who've taken you know, my courses and are in the motherhood simplified community who have 11 kids. I have a family member who has eight kids and she lives very minimally. Their family lives very minimally.



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