Time to declutter
What helps me destress, be productive and keep myself organised is getting rid of all the bits and bobs i keep laying around the house. Yes, that drawer full of crap and all the kids toys that keep mounting up after Christmas and birthdays. I start with 4 bags; charity, selling, friends/family and bin. You don't have to do all of these in one day, pick a room or an area for one afternoon while the baby sleeps and the toddler is settled with snacks and a colouring book and get busy.
Bathroom- the cabinets, products you dont use or are out of date, bath toys, etc...
Kitchen- food packaging, out of date products, pots and pans you don't use or need to replace
Living room- the mounting of paper work hidden in drawers, kids toys, shoes, etc...
Dining room- ( same as above)
Bedroom- clothes you don't wear, brought but never used, old bed, bedroom drawers and tables, worn out shoes (good quality shoes can be repaired fairly cheaply so dont throw away before checking)
Kids play room- get rid of all the toys your kids don't use anymore. Encourage them to select which toys they dont mind donating to charity. honestly this one is my favourite, sad, I know but when you see that corner empty it's the best.
Once you've started your going to wish you didn't with the amount of chaos and mess you'll create while organizing what your keeping, selling, donating and binning. But getting rid of all that crap that's been bothering you for ages makes you feel so much better, and for me less anxious and less stressed. Easy access to items and toys are also safer for the kids. Our home is quite minimalist but with an almost 5 year old and a one year old, I need our home spacious and open for them to play.
Let me know how you get on
Mrs N Duke