You and your life are constantly changing, and that's why regularly updating your space is so important. You don't have to wait to move or do a big spring cleaning to sift through your belongings. Take time regularly to update your home so that it reflects who you are and who you're growing into.
Stop Decluttering & Start "Editing."
Decluttering sounds like a chore, right? That's why I prefer "editing" to describe the multidimensional process of aligning you and your space.
Whatever you call it, the heart of this practice is: clear out what no longer serves you, add in things that do, and update your space so it helps you get to where you want to go.
Here's a simple practice to get started: hold one of your possessions. Notice how you feel when you interact with it. Does it feel alive or dead? Current or outdated? Is it serving you or holding you back? You can do this with clothes, knickknacks, kitchen gadgets, or entire rooms.
The next time you're feeling drained or stuck, look at the space you're in. Are you swimming in a sea of objects you don't love? Constant reminders of a person you simply aren't anymore? This can leave you feeling depleted, resistant, and murky.
Editing your space creates flow. It keeps your space (and you!) alive. It dissolves stagnation. It eases us from one chapter to the next. It makes those inevitable changes easier and supports us on physical, mental, and emotional levels.
How To Know It's Time To Edit Your Space
People edit and update their spaces in different ways and at different times — some edit all the time, others do it in spring or fall. There's no right answer or magic formula, here, as long as you're paying attention to what your space (and your life) are asking you for.
Moments that almost always call for a major edit include times when: