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Navigating Parenthood Chaos: My Decluttering Journey to Sanity

Let me take you on a journey back to those chaotic years when my world consisted of a six-month-old and a spirited three-year-old. Every day felt like a replay of Groundhog Day, where I tirelessly cleaned, picked up, and worked, only to find myself waking up to the same chaos the next morning. I was in a rut, feeling overwhelmed, and convinced that I was stuck in a loop of perpetual disorder.

Fast forward to the present, and I look back at those years as a period when survival mode was my default setting. I wasn't lazy or unmotivated—I was just utterly exhausted, both physically and mentally. Decision fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks by 9 a.m., thanks to navigating the intricate world of a toddler's choices. Do you want a banana? How should we cut it? What outfit do you prefer today? The barrage of decisions left me with little bandwidth for my own critical thinking or self-care.

It wasn't until years later that I stumbled upon a quote that resonated deeply:

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"You are not lazy, unmotivated, or stuck. After years of living your life in survival mode, you are exhausted. There is a difference." - Nakeia Homer.

Finally, someone put into words what I had felt during those challenging years.

In survival mode, planning ahead was a luxury I couldn't afford. My focus was solely on ensuring everyone was safe, fed, and happily entertained. Critical thinking and menu planning? They were foreign concepts, and honestly, they still are to some extent. The exhaustion was real, and the mental load was overwhelming.

And then came the turning point—decluttering. Stripping away the excess became a way of simplifying my life. With fewer things to manage, decisions became less burdensome. As I organized, I discovered the beauty of intentional living. Items found their designated spaces, making life more manageable. It wasn't about adopting a minimalist lifestyle; it was about surrounding ourselves with things that added value, ease, and joy to our lives.

Decluttering wasn't just about getting rid of stuff; it was about reclaiming mental space and finding a rhythm amid the chaos. Grouping similar items together, creating accessible storage solutions for my daughter, and letting go of what didn't serve us became therapeutic acts.

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So, to all the moms out there navigating the beautiful chaos of parenthood, I encourage you—consider decluttering not just as a physical act but as a mental and emotional reset. You're not alone, and the exhaustion you feel is a testament to the incredible job you're doing. Embrace the journey, find joy in simplicity, and remember, it's okay to let go of what no longer serves you.

Here's to decluttering, sanity, and the messy, beautiful adventure of motherhood!

About Me:

Hey there, I'm Eliza! I'm a passionate advocate for intentional living, decluttering, and finding joy in the everyday. As a busy mom, entrepreneur, and lover of all things organization, I've made it my mission to help others reclaim their time, space, and sanity through practical, personalized solutions.

How to Work Together:

Ready to kick clutter to the curb and transform your home into a sanctuary of peace and productivity? Let's connect! Explore my services HERE and start your decluttering journey today. Or let's be friends on INSTAGRAM

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