Hoarding and clutter makes moving and living complex. And I like the opposite.
It was time to get rid of almost everything I owned. Do it for simple reasons.
Mainly because of:
- You can’t carry everything you own with you.
- You own a lot of shit you don’t use.
- When you’re so overwhelmed by clutter that you can’t envision ever digging yourself out, it’s okay to just grab a big black trash bag and fill it up for trash day. Don’t feel guilty, because you’re doing what’s best for you at the moment.
Detoxify with Essential Oils
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of sorting through everything you own and organizing it.
1. Get Motivated
This may be the hardest part of the whole process. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of sorting through everything you own and organizing it. Luckily there are several essential oils to help. Diffuse this MOTIVATION BLEND 2 drops Cedarwood, 4 drops Wild Orange, 4 drops Lemon, and 3 drops of Peppermint to help give you a boost of energy to get up and focus. doTERRA Motivate blend can also push you to get inspired to work. Apply to the hands, rub the palms together, and inhale deeply as needed throughout the whole process.
2. Say Goodbye to Things
The easiest way to do that is to rid yourself of material possessions. I’ve found that you can get very attached to stuff that doesn’t serve you. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a pair of shoes or a person, we can get attached to both. Get rid of things when they take up the space you need. Part of tidying up is choosing what to keep, what to throw away, and what to donate. Parting with our stuff can often be the source of stress and confusion. Simply inhaling Frankincense can help give you the mental clarity you need to make these big decisions.
3. Green Cleaning
Once you're finished getting rid of things and tidying up your space, it's time for green cleaning. And it’s no secret that essential oils make excellent natural cleaners. Make an all purpose cleaner - fill a spray bottle with 1/4c white vinegar, add 20 drops Lemon essential oil and top with water and shake to mix. (If you have Onguard cleaner concentrate use 1 Tblsp instead of the Vinegar). Spray on surfaces to kill even the toughest strains of bacteria. Not only can it eliminate bacteria but also have the added benefit of smelling delicious - citrus oils are very uplifting for the mood so you will feel happy while you clean!
"A clean and simple home can achieve the ultimate sense of freedom."
- Amy Boyd