As we are all spending more an more time working from HOME, it is always a great time to think of Spring Cleaning your Home (also great winter, summer or fall)... Time to dust the cobwebs out of the corners of the rooms and organize the things we just never had the time to get around to. Here are some great tips to help you get through this process...And of Course you can always turn to the Queen of Organizing Marie Kondo for everything you need to know on this topic. Her best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing is filled with tips that will turn your messy room into a neat, minimalist oasis. But here are a few tips to consider..
1- Do you have to tackle clutter in every part of your home? Don't take it on as a whole.. Don't even do it one room at a time. Start with a subject or an item and work from there.
If you start small you won't get overwhelmed. So start for instance with your towels.. Rather than going room by room, get all of your towels look through them and decide which ones are needed and which ones may be old and tattered. Keep only the ones you love and use.
2- Give yourself a time limit. Set the timer so that once an hour is up, take a break. Make your self a cup of tea. Go for a walk. But set your timer again to start back up. Don't let that tea break become an afternoon nap. Remember you are only tackling one item at a time... Try to get through it in a timely manner. Once you see the results you'll be pumped to keep going..
3- My challenge to you is instead of thinking you need more storage once you have decided to keep only what you really love, honestly really love, the things you can't live without and then you giveaway the others , or recycle the things you can't give away you will end up with so much more space to fill... That doesn't mean you should fill it, on the contrary. Look at the furniture pieces you have. Can they change rooms? can they be used for different purposes? eg. Can an armoire be used as an entrance storage? Think of the pieces you have and see if you can re-distribute them in areas you may not have thought of..
4- This is KEY to your cleanliness success, if you have kids or even for yourself. When something NEW comes in something OLD must go out. If you bring in a new pair of Pants, give away an old pair you aren't wearing anymore. If your children receive new toys or gifts for their birthday ask them to give away an equal amount to a charity or kids in need. Let's help circulate our objects rather than clutter our rooms... Donate is the name of the game..
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