5 responses to “I’m here to tell you it’s ok to have empty space.

  1. “It’s ok to have empty space” – that’s exactly what I’m trying to learn. Every drawer I have is stuffed to capacity, every inch of cupboard space is used. I do a clear out and my reaction is then to fill the space with something else. This is the message I’m trying to get through to every part of my brain!

    • It’s great that you realise this, girlworkaholic! Practice makes perfect, so the more you do it, the easier it will get.

      That empty space provides many benefits: a place for the eye to rest, a place to temporarily store items (eg the folded clothes ready to be put away) and allows for your belongings to have a bit of easing, so things aren’t all crammed in.

  2. I think the trick is to create an empty space, and leave it empty long enough to allow time to create a second empty space, and so on. Also doing the clearing up, leaving the room and coming back in to see the difference. Your mouth will drop open in surprise at what you have achieved.
    Another trick is to clear the space you see when you first enter the house – that way you are constantly reminded of how good, clean, tidy, neat it can look, and can extend that to the rest of the house.

  3. This is almost identical to my son’s wardrobe about a week ago. I just kept jamming stuff in rather than sorting through. I spent about 20-30 minutes and it is all nice and clear.

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