Learning how to organize and declutter your home? Me too! Come learn with me while I share a few tips and tricks that I've picked up while tidying up.
Let’s face it. We all wish that we could be just a bit more organized in our daily lives. And if you are like me, you are constantly comparing the state of your home with those of your friends and family. The state of my home was in chaos, therefore the life I was living was chaotic.
Unable to figure out how to start to get my life back on track, I began with checking out books about home management. I was astonished to see so many books that catered to my predicament. While researching, I came across this wonderful home organization book The Home Decluttering Diet: Organize Your Way to a Clean and Lean House by Jennifer Lifford. (You can find it here.)
From the beginning until the very last page of the book, Lifford gives a step-by-step process on how to declutter and organize your living space. I began to implement these changes in my own home and saw and instant improvement.
Here are a few tips that I picked up.
Spend 15 minutes a day decluttering.
For this tip, I had to get creative. It can be hard sometimes to find fifteen minutes in the day for self-care. I decided that the best way to do so was to declutter while I wait. Some examples could include decluttering a small space while you wait for that pot of noodles to boil. Or, how about going through a stack of mail while your coffee is brewing? The beauty of this organizational hack is that it is 100% customizable to fit your daily routines.
Never leave a room empty-handed.
Two words: Life-Changing. I can tell you with certainty that I am the QUEEN of placing items on a table or chair and forgetting all about them. This organization hack has helped me be responsible and accountable for putting items in their proper place. No longer are the days of clutter and disarray.
Be kind to yourself. You are doing great, my dear.
First, congratulations for taking on the task of decluttering your space. You are learning new habits and are in the stage of tidying up your home. This process will not be done in one day, but like weight loss, you will see a substantial difference over time. Be kind and be patient. Now, go forth and declutter!