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Monday, February 02, 2015

Around the house...

Having a tidy home breeds productivity & success...
I'm on a serious mission to get our house organized.  My main goal is to declutter and for everything to have a place to call home. With that being said, it's a little difficult when you have two growing kids with never ending junk that always seems to make it through my front door! By no means am I a hoarder and our house is picked up most of the time it's just that I feel our drawers, closets and attic space have too much unorganized chaos going on and it's time to clean it up! Sometime before Christmas I came across the life-changing magic of tidying up by marie kondo. As the cover says, it's a Japanese style of decluttering and her ideas about storage have intrigued me.
I'm still in the process of reading ( I know, I know it takes me forever to finish a book and I am almost finished) but it's definitely been an eye opener to a new way of organizing and one that will never have me de-cluttering again!
What I've learned so far:
Hold off on buying all of the fancy storage systems that way you're not filling them up with more junk.
Instead of organizing room by room organize category by category
If your item doesn't spark joy it's time to thank it for the happiness it brought you and discard it
Never ball your socks to store in the drawer
Eliminate the need to have seasonal clothing (except for gloves, ski wear, etc)...What? How is that possible? This might cause me to have a little anxiety...
Store your items vertically

My goal is to finish the book this week and by the end of month our house will be tidy & organized!

Dying to know if y'all have read this? What are your tips for staying organized year round?


6 comments:

  1. Never read this book. But I will give it a try. Sounds great

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  2. You can't leave us hanging like that! If you don't ball your socks, what do you do with them?!? Roll them? Sounds like I need to read this book!

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  3. What an interesting book. I'm interested to see how everything looks and works out. We can all use a little de-cuttering in our lives.

    Jessica xo
    the way to my Hart

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  4. I'll have to check out this book!

    Abby
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  5. No seasonal clothing?! I don't get it. I can't wait to hear more.

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  6. I have been folding my hubby's t-shirts vertically in the dresser for a few years now (due to his huge collection)! Who knew I would be bringing joy to his tees??!! LOL! I am not sure about the sock concept. I love sock balls! 😂

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