Every year after the holidays, like many of you, I feel the overwhelming need to clear out clutter and attempt to be more organized.
I recently finished cleaning out our entire home (this took a few weeks BTW), we installed more closet shelving and reorganized some areas that were really bothering me… and you know what?
It feels REALLY GOOD!
Here is a re-post of one of my most popular posts about how organize your home…
One of the keys to having a great looking home is getting organized and STAYING organized- the less clutter you have, the more spacious and beautiful your home will look.
Its really easy to let our rooms get cluttered and unorganized, take, for instance, our upstairs bonus room.
WHAT A MESS!!!
Here are my five easy steps to getting and staying organized…
1. Make Time.–
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Schedule time on your calendar, like you would any other appointment. Also, don’t try to tackle the whole house , pick a single space and dive in. Be sure to reward yourself with a special treat when you are done!
2. Make a Mess-
3. Make Decisions-
Organizing your home can sometimes be a very emotional process, but this is no time for indecision. The rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in a year, get rid of it! If you have a hard time “letting go”, put all of your “questionable” items in a large box or tote and label it with a date for one year later. If you haven’t used or needed anything from that box by that date, it may be time to say goodbye.
4. Make Room for Everything-
5. Make a Commitment to Stay Organized-
Once your space is neat and organized, make a habit of putting things back in their designated spot. Also commit to a regular purging of your spaces to keep them neat and clutter-free.