15:22 PM Fall is here in full effect. Are you still in your summer wonderland? That's okay... adjust step by step. I have to admit that I love seasonal changes and the transition time! Especially this time of the year is my favorite since everything is slowing down and cozy season is finally here! 

One thing I love about the new season is cleaning the space and body to be ready for the new changes coming. I usually do that during spring time only, since it feels like a very light breeze is coming helping me letting go of any heavy ballast I carried with me throughout the dark and cold months... it's like a very liberating ritual. 

A very nice ritual I wanted to celebrate more than once a year! 

Not only, because I love to celebrate anything coming my way, haha, but because I learned that it's healthier for me and myself to live in a peaceful and calm surounding. 

So just like we are cleaning our dishes every day, I want to clean my body, my apartment, and my emotional ballast when each season changes! 

Letting go of things I don't need, emotional stress I don't want to carry around, and embracing seasonal things that make my apartment a happier home! 

Since fall is here now, I am so excited to check in with myself. How am I doing? What can I do to feel better? How's my apartment looking? What can I do to embrace this season fully and smile beyond? 

For anyone who is new to a seasonal cleaning and you are not sure where to start cleaning... let's make this a fun event and try some famous techniques from the most tidiest person: Marie Kondo
The famous author has got all the secrets for a clean, tidy, and happy life. Why not getting to know some of her famous tips and using these for a little fall clean party? 

Believe me.
This will make this season so much better. (Any season, actually). 

And I'm not saying that your home is dirty and you are the biggest mess. But listen to a hyper alert and very anxious person.

A clean and decluttered home helps you live the best life ever! Less anxiety, more happy vibes and that's all I want! Learning to not hold on to everything that enters my life and let go of ballast that stops me from being a happy lovebird! 

“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” - Marie Kondo 

Let's start slowly. 
Choose some of Marie's ideas and see what it does to your being. 
Let's do this experiment. 
Step by step. 
We will see each other again right before spring comes and you want to try more ideas, because this cleansing was insane! *you are welcome and hello again ~ 

1. Organize your kitchen cabinets.
2. Go through your kitchen pantry. 
3. Go through your fridge and freezer!
4. Pare down your bathroom essentials. 
5. Clean your office space and get rid of paper that you don't need anymore! Make clear what kind of paper is important and which is there for any other case. 
6. Get rid of things you really don't use! Something was hiding in the darkest corner? Yeah, you really don't need this anymore! 
7. Donate clothes you don't wear! 
8. Fold your clothes nicely and make your closet a more happy space. Watch this video to learn Marie Kondo's method. 
9. No matter what room you are cleaning and what item you are holding in your hand, ask yourself: does this bring me joy? If not...bye bye. 
10. Be mindful when you say bye to your ownings. Say thank you and be grateful for the time you spent with this item. Let your brain understand the value of things you once owned!

“Start with clothes, then move on to books, papers, komono (miscellany), and finally things with sentimental value. If you reduce what you own in this order, your work will proceed with surprising ease.” - Marie Kondo

Oh boy, this sounds like a lot of work. 
No, not really. 
If you live in a huge villa and you see no light at the end of the tunnel, get yourself help to clean and declutter! Throw a decluttering party if you want to...
There is a way to create a healthy and happy home no matter where you live! 

I love Marie's ideas to get rid of ballast and so many things we love to hold on to.
As a photographer, I love to hoard...I love memories and I create an emotional relationship with ANYTHING I own. 
Time to dig deep and understand my behavior! 

I suffer from anxiety and sometimes my home doesn't let me breathe! Cleaning helps, but decluttering after a couple of months is a true blessing that I don't want to miss in my life. 
Taking this a spa moment that makes my life so much sweeter! 

How about you? 
Ready to try seasonal cleaning? 
Have you read Marie Kondo's book or seen her TV show? I'm curious to hear your feedback! 


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