Now that it’s spring, it’s time for spring cleaning, organizing and purging!
If you’ve noticed a lack of posts on here, it’s because I am in the thick of organizing and purging. Personally I am a minimalist, I don’t like to have too much of the same thing, quality over quantity is my motto. BUT…that is not the same for all of us!
When you think about doing all that organizing and purging to your house it could be overwhelming, and you may lack the motivation to do it. I know I do sometimes! Here is what I do, I start out small, a drawer in the kitchen or your cabinet under the bathroom sink, something easy and I promise it will make you feel better and compel you to do more.
Here is where I started: The kid’s Rooms!
I don’t know about you but, every spring and before the holiday season I like to first go through the kid’s rooms because they have the most turn over with toys or what they are into at the moment. I also like to go through their clothes, pack away what I would like to keep and donate the rest. In the last few weeks, I have been taking car loads to a local donation center of toys, games, puzzles and clothes (only stuff in good working order) to help declutter their rooms. Special toys, DVDs, games etc, we packed away and stored in their closets or in the garage.
Tip: Try and do the bulk of the toy purging when they are not around, it will go much faster, lol!
Secondly I am going down the list of every area in my house! Closets, drawers, rooms, kitchen, garage you name it…it is getting organized and sorted through!!! Once I started, it felt so good and you are motivated to keep going. When your house is less cluttered your mind it less cluttered; and I am not stopping there…
Next is the car and you know how scary that can look at the end of the week…or smell!!!
Here are two of my favorite sites if I am lacking the motivation to clean or organize, Clean my Space and I Heart Organizing.
Read a few blog posts or watch a You Tube video from them about cleaning and you are set to go!
Here are their links!
I promise you will feel so much better when your space is organized, clean and clutter free!!!