Amidst the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, I often find myself yearning for a more serene and unhurried existence. I’ve frequently contemplated the sheer beauty of celebrating the holiday season in a way that embodies simplicity, happiness, and a touch of minimalism – in other words, a minimalist Christmas.
As fate would have it, it seems the Law of Attraction may be at play here!
Silvia graciously extended an offer to contribute a guest post, brimming with her expert advice on how to embrace a Christmas season filled with simplicity and tranquility. And really, who could be better suited for such a task than Silvia?
She’s a seasoned organizer, hosting workshops on decluttering and organization, and offering consultations both in person and via Skype.
So, in this exclusive guest post, you’ll discover a treasure trove of wisdom from a genuine expert.
A Minimalist Christmas, by Silvia Petiti
My specialty has always been simplifying and streamlining. To help rediscover and love your own home, using decluttering techniques as an instrument to gain consciousness.
But during this time of the year it’s also important to bring light, warmth and care in our homes. To eliminate complications, but also unnecessary expenses and actions.
To add calm, gratitude, and the joy to spend time with your family and friends (and also some time alone) instead.
We all know that the month of December can be stressful.
Therefore I’ve elaborated a series of minimalist actions you can take that will help you to prepare in just a few steps your home for Christmas and to live the Holiday season with joy.
I’ve organised my suggestions around the number 3.
3 actions to take in 3 different rooms of your house: eliminate what’s unnecessary, organize the useful things, and add the beautiful ones.
In your entrance:
Eliminate: shoes, bags, jackets that are useless or out-of-season ;
Organize: the space for your guests’ handbags and jackets. If you ask them to take off their shoes, prepare some comfy slippers for them;
Add: a great fragrance for your home that welcomes you, your family and your guests.
In your living room:
Eliminate: decorations that are out-of-season. Leave some space for Christmas decorations, so that they can be admired by everyone;
Organize: a Christmas playlist, a soft soundtrack that will follow you through your days;
Add: Christmas decorations. Is there a way to enrich your living room using only few, precious elements?
Imagine a beautiful vase, graced by a delicate eucalyptus branch, or perhaps a lone star, accompanied by an understated yet evocative candle holder.
These are the kind of treasures that truly come to life when they’re not drowned amidst a sea of clutter, but instead, allowed the space to breathe and radiate their brilliance.
In your kitchen:
Eliminate: ruined, odd, unusable things from your cupboards (boxes without a top, silverware, cups, and glasses that are in bad conditions). Expired food in your pantry;
Organize: some easy recipes for lunch and dinner during the most stressful days, some “festive”, but still simple dishes to welcome unexpected guests;
Add: what you eliminated from your cupboards, but still need. If you have never used it before, don’t buy it again: simply enjoy the free space you’ve gained on your shelves.
Finally, 3 more suggestions just for you:
Take a moment to open your wardrobe and pinpoint your very own “Christmas uniform.” It’s that special ensemble that strikes the perfect balance between elegance and comfort, allowing you to effortlessly adapt with just a few tweaks on even the most hectic days.
While embracing the holiday spirit, it’s crucial to preserve certain habits that bring you joy and well-being.
These could include maintaining a restful sleep schedule, engaging in regular physical activity, and nourishing your body with wholesome, nutritious meals.
After all, the last thing you want is to kickstart the new year feeling utterly depleted.
Release the burden of guilt that may weigh you down. Understand that you don’t have to shoulder every responsibility or attend every event.
It’s perfectly acceptable to select those gatherings and connections that hold genuine significance for you.
And always keep in mind the paramount lesson: dedicate a mere 10 minutes each day to bask in your own company, finding solace and tranquility within.
And lastly, let’s take a moment to appreciate the author of this exquisite article that undoubtedly deserves multiple readings in the days to come. This author possesses a remarkable ability to convey wisdom and insights in a way that resonates deeply with the reader’s heart.
Silvia Petiti, architect.
I simplify your home to simplify your life.
My purpose is to help you simplify and organize your living space, empowering you to manage daily tasks with ease. A harmonious home provides time and space for what truly matters. I offer personalized consultations on my website, both in person and via Skype, along with monthly decluttering workshops. Through my blog since 2015, I share insights, tips, and stories about decluttering and minimalism, guiding you toward a simpler, more fulfilling life. Together, we can simplify your home and life, focusing on what brings you joy and contentment. Website: www.silviapetiti.com Fb: https://www.facebook.com/silviapetiti.it/
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