Let’s Get Cozy with Hygge

Have you heard of Hygge?

It’s pronounced Hyoo-gah and it is a Danish word meaning Cozy.

Did you know that in Denmark it rains about 179 days a year and the sun is a rare visitor? Apparently, the happiest of all people live there and one of the contributing factors is the practice of Hygge.

Hygge is all about creating coziness in your home, your surroundings and in your life. This is a great time of year to practice the art of hygge. There is a different feeling in the air once the November snow falls and lays a beautiful blanket of white over Mother Earth. It’s cold outside, and we are all warm and cozy in our homes. On these days, I am in my happy place especially if I don’t have to go out anywhere. That is the feeling of hygge.

This time of year makes me think about making a big mug of hot chocolate, getting cozy under my furry blanket and settling in with a good book. Nice soft mood lighting, maybe adding some pretty lights (I love white ones), and lighting a few candles (keeping safety in mind, of course) help to add to the ambiance.

We recently picked up a soft rug from the Flea Market near our house and it really has warmed up our living area. A few new pillows and I am loving our cozy space. I really crave comfort food at this time of year especially after coming in from the cold. I am thinking about hearty soups with crusty bread, anything with gravy, chilli and creamy pasta dishes with cheese. (Anything with cheese really for me) Also, hygge is about treating ourselves and our families to all the good things like enjoying delicious pastries or other desserts. As I write this I am craving some gooey cinnamon rolls which is on my list for my next shopping trip. Yummy!

Clearing Clutter is also an important aspect of Hygge. The more you work on the excess clutter in your home the more hygge you will feel.

There are many books on the subject of Hygge and this is one I have read.

Are you starting to think about decorating and getting ready for Christmas or other holidays? Entertaining perhaps? Here are a list of blog posts written by my Professional Organizer friends. Get ready to party with these expert tips on Organizing for a Celebration!

I am so excited to tell you about the Clearing Clutter Boot Camp – coming in January of 2023.

Eight Week Support Group on Zoom – once a week

This group is for you if:

  • You likely know what you need to do but……every time you get started you end up giving up after a few decluttering sessions. 
  • You have read all the books on decluttering only to find them sitting on a shelf mostly unread and collecting dust. 
  • The clutter in your home drains your energy, you are tired, don’t know where to even start and just feel like going back to bed and curling up into a fetal position. 
  • Overwhelm has stopped you from dealing with the clutter!

Clearing Clutter Boot Camp can help!

Some of the benefits are:

  • Having a safe and supportive space to share with other like minded individuals
  • Motivation and inspiration from Peers knowing you are not alone
  • Having accountability for your decluttering efforts and journey 
  • Examining what is underneath the clutter struggle and why it is so hard
  • Learning some skills and strategies to make some changes in your life and home
  • Taking the time just for you and putting yourself first
  • A safe and supportive Facebook Group to share your questions, challenges and successes

Having the support, accountability and sharing challenges and successes with others will make all the difference. 

Clearing Clutter is always easier with support!

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About Kim

Kim Tremblay is a Master Organizer and a Clutter Coach. She has worked with individuals helping them clear the physical and emotional clutter from their lives since 2008. Kim founded and co-facilitated a Clearing Clutter Support Group which has helped hundreds of individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Kim is currently working virtually with clients helping them to clear the emotional and/or physical clutter from their lives. Kim is available to speak to your group about all things organizing.
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10 Responses to Let’s Get Cozy with Hygge

  1. I love the feeling behind hygge. It is the time of year to hunker down and make things cozy at home. Warm blankets, good books, and comfort food all add to the experience.
    That makes it even more important to clear the clutter and have the things you need, use, and love in your home. That way you can truly relax and lean into the season.

    • Kim says:

      Hi Diane, So true about clearing the clutter as well. Certainly not very hygge having a lot of clutter around. thanks for commenting

  2. It IS such a cozy time of year. I learned about hygge some years back and love how it came to be. I can’t imagine have rain half the year without much sunlight. But making things feel warm, cozy, and intimate in your home definitely have a positive affect. Like you, I love this time of year when I enjoy drinking hot beverages, getting all cozy under the soft blankets, and lighting candles.

    It’s gotten colder here this week…a sign that winter is on its way and the darkness will be starting earlier. Getting cozier at home helps me navigate and truly enjoy the season.

    On another note…it was lovely seeing you at the Bloggers “coffee.”

  3. Rebekah Meredith says:

    Definitely started doing this!

  4. Seana Turner says:

    I think we would make great roommates! I love everything you are talking about: gooey cinnamon rolls, white lights, anything with gravy, cozy rugs… count me in!

    I struggle to stay happy during these cold dark days, but this approach definitely helps. I love the word and the feel it connotes. We need to invest a little bit of extra effort to make our indoor spaces comfortable and comforting during this time of year, right? That includes not only adding the right things, but also removing whatever is crowding us or weighing us down.

    Love this post!

    • Kim says:

      Awe Seana – yes, I would love to have you as a roommate. That makes me feel so happy. I hear what you are saying about the cold and dark days though and whatever we can do to feel happy, calm and peaceful is a good thing. Thanks so much!

  5. Julie Bestry says:

    When I first started reading articles and books about hygge, there was such a focus on candles that it turned me off the whole concept. (I’m not a huge fan of candles; I fear fire and I have read too much about how paraffin wax candles are made of petroleum waste, putting out alkenes and other carcinogens.) But eventually, I started reading more about Danish culture (and Nordic culture in general) and was able to really get into the coziness of blankets and hot cocoa and snuggling to counteract the doldrums when the sun just isn’t available. This is the perfect time of year to remind us to get our hygge on!

    • Kim says:

      Thank you so much for this Julie – that is such a good point and I added a caution about using candles in my post. So important to always be safe.

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