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Friday, March 27, 2015

How to Declutter and Get Organized Right NOW!!

I wrote this piece for 30 Handmade Days several months ago and I wanted to share it with you because it's important for all of you to declutter and get organized this spring! Don't get stuck drowning in clutter...don't make excuses! Read this and get inspired!

How to Declutter and Get Organized Right NOW ::

  1. Schedule – I love schedules, especially when it comes to keeping as little cleaning for me to do as possible. Start with a simple 15 minutes a day of cleaning schedule to keep you from losing your mind over trying to keep the house clean. Trust me, it seems crazy but it really works.
  2. Remove the Clutter – if you have clutter, you need to start clearing it out. If you are overwhelmed with it, that’s OK. Everyone can clear it out, one step at a time – just start by taking 15 minutes a day to donate, toss, or clean up. Clutter can be daunting so don't be discouraged. 
  3. Find a Friend – You may need a helpful friend to keep you accountable for getting your house organized and picked up. Better yet, have people over. Nothing keeps you motivated to get your home picked up and decluttered like having people over a LOT.  If you can be held accountable by starting with a small section of a room that you’ve been needing to get to for years, just 15 minutes a day. 
  4. Don't Be Perfect – If you tend to be a perfectionist, you may feel it must be perfect or you don’t do it at all. Let go of expecting your home to look perfect. Perfectionism tends to cause procrastination – and neither is going to help get your home organized.
  5. Recruit the Family – teach your kids to help you around the house. You can’t do it all. They make messes. So, it’s obvious they need to help you out. Train them young to do chores and tasks that help keep the house going. They will also become such a blessing when they are older - believe me, my kids are so helpful now and do all their own laundry.
  6. Make Wise Choices - Always use the rule "one in one out" rule. If you're more of a real clutterer, take it a step further and make your rule "one in, four out" or "none in three out" so that you never buy things you don't need. Those memorable pieces? You must let go of most of them and save only a handful of very special ones. You will always have the memories, but your home will never be a place you cherish if it's loaded full of memorabilia that you never use or don't need. 

Did you want to get more organized this spring ? Are you ready to get rid of the clutter and start enjoying your life?

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