Don’t Feel Like You Have to Get Rid of Everything
One of the most relatable episodes for many moms was the one with the couple hoping to expand their family with a potential third baby. They needed to downsize their belongings to make space in their home, but they struggled with letting go of baby clothes and toys they don't use now but might need down the road. Another hitch in their decluttering goals? The mom was still hoping to lose baby weight and struggled with getting rid of clothes she didn't like but were practical.
Marie made it clear that her philosophy wasn't about getting rid of the most stuff possible. "The ultimate goal of tidying isn't to have less but to be discerning in choosing what sparks joy for us and truly treasuring the items we decide to keep . . . to learn to cherish everything you have so you can achieve happiness for your family," she said.
For this family, Marie recommended the mom pick "clothes that fit you right now that you are comfortable with and to go from there." As for all the outgrown baby gear cluttering the garage? Same rules apply: it's fine to keep the baby items you are generally excited to hold on to for a new arrival as long as it doesn't prevent you still, as Marie said, "can live comfortably."