We all have stuff in our space that we don’t even notice, until we think about getting organized. Then we start to question, “What if I need it someday?”, “Why did I buy this in the first place?”, “I wonder if it’s valuable?” But clutter slows you down and takes up space.
Clearing clutter is not “One Solution Fits All.” It can’t be done in one day. So, I decided to write a series of blogs to help you start thinking about how you can start to “Kiss Your Clutter Good Bye”. Follow along for different strategies to get rid of what is holding you back.
Assess Each Room
Do some research in your own home. Move from room to room writing down what activitieis you use, or would like to use each space for. What’s the purpose of each space? Don’t forget to ask your family members. They may have ideas different than your own. Now you can focus on removing anything that doesn’t support the activities you want to do in each space. Get started by:
- Focusing on one room. Once you find success, then you can move on to the next space.
- Identifying zones in a room with many activities. With zones within rooms everything should find a home.
- Sorting like items, then identify where that type of item will live.
It works because you will be setting priorities within your home. By writing down what you want and where you want it, you will communicate to the whole family your priorities. You will also be laying the foundation to maintain the organization you created.