Today I am joining a group of bloggers for a blog hop sharing ideas and ways we have simplified or organized our home and life that has created more time or room for what we love to do or that simply just makes us happier.
Do you struggle with too much stuff or not enough space and time to do the things you really love to do?
When I write posts on how I have purged and organized everything from my attic to basement, I receive many comments from readers telling me that they want to de-clutter so badly.
They yearn for a clutter-free home so they can create more room and a better feel for their home, their problem is they don’t know how or where to start. It seems like such an overwhelming task so they never begin.
My answer to these comments is always the same….start small
There is no need to tackle the largest spaces first. Take the decluttering process one baby step at a time. With each step you will gain confidence on what to get rid of and energy to take on bigger spaces until you have gone through your entire house. As your momentum builds you most likely will find your groove and begin to enjoy how good it feels to get rid of stuff that is just holding you back from doing what it is you love to do.
When I start to see a space or two in my house begin to get cluttered, I ask myself this question:
What is the one place that if I decluttered and organized it, would make my life easier?
Most recently, the answer was my bathroom drawer. Mine is the top one. Ed has the center. The bottom one holds folded towels.
To see clutter in my bathroom starts my day off on the wrong vibe…chaos! I yearn for pretty, organized and functional. If I have to search through a jumble of toiletries and beauty products in my drawer to find what I need, it does not allow me to start my day in the best possible way. Serene…simple… efficient…and out the door is how I like to start every morning.
I don’t like feeling hurried or rushed. When my drawer is highly organized and only has in it what I need and nothing else I can get ready easily. My morning routine goes smoothly and I am whistling a happy tune.
This drawer did not come with a divided tray. I bought it at HomeGoods a few years ago. It used to fit snugly in my bathroom drawer in my previous house. I was happy to see it fit in my new drawer.
So the next time you would like to start organizing and don’t know where to start, ask yourself the question:
- What is the one place that if I decluttered and organized it, would make my life easier?
Your answer is where you should start. If you answered basement, attic, or garage, then break the space down into smaller pieces. For instance, start by doing only one side or corner of the room, then proceed to the next corner and keep taking on one area at a time until you have it all decluttered and organized. Step-by-step you will get you where you want to be. Clutter-free and organized. For more inspiring ideas to simplify your home and life, take the blogger tour:
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