I’m in clean house mode. I’m on a mission to make this space work for me and my family. I’m sharing easy ways to quickly tackle your space.
As I mentioned in my last post this past weekend I was barely online. Aside from back to school shopping (and a little shopping for myself) my focus and attention was on my mission organization. It’s actually pretty funny because DH kept asking me is he about to die or something because I’m on “clean house mode”. lol It’s actually something that I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time.
Organizing takes two major things: time and money.
Now the money part you can do that a little at a time–which is what I recommend, buy a bin here, a basket there, a shelf here, ya know.
Time is the main factor though. And let’s face it, I don’t have a ton of extra time. I work in a corporate Monday through Friday job that frankly has me living for the weekends.
By the time the weekend comes, I’m so drained from my work week that doing a bunch of cleaning aside from the usual just isn’t in the cards.
With the 3-day weekend I just had, being off on Friday made a world of difference for me. It was a day to get some shopping done in the early morning before the heat kicked in and in the afternoon after my rare nap, I started rearranging the kids’ room. Moving dressers, organizing and getting rid of toys, changing the whole process.
Yeah it takes time, but it’s so worth it.
What kind of spearheaded this world of organization for me is when you walk into a room or a closet and you’re just like…this doesn’t work. It’s time to change it.
When you walk into a room that is organized and everything is in its place…it relieves stress. You may not have even known it caused you stress, but it does.
It’s definitely a work in progress…I hope to be fairly accomplished by the end of the month. It’s actually very exciting for me!
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Here’s just a few of the things I’ve done:
Turned my linen closet into a stockpile closet. There’s still a shelf for towels and I’m using storage solutions to also make it a place to hold all of the school supplies I just got and additional office supplies.
Rearranged a few kitchen cupboards. Turns out I have a lot more space than I thought!
I got a cart for my laundry items. I organized the laundry cabinet that was already there but was all jumbled up.
Got a shelf to organize DH’s hats in our closet. This shelf is what I got but this would work great too and I’ve had my eye on this one for awhile. There’s a lot of options which is great because he has a lot of hats.
Rearranged how we organize our chest of drawers. It’s always a good idea to purge your dresser drawers or switch up how you have them situated.
In addition to what I’ve already done, here’s some more ideas:
Clean out the refrigerator. Toss all the expired items and leftovers and wipe down the shelves.
Tidy up a small space. It can be as small as a corner in your room.
Clean out the bathroom sink. Or the kitchen sink. Things always end up jumbled up under the sink, so from time to time you’ll need to go in and refresh the space. This is a great under sink organizer.
Clean out the junk drawer. Do you have stuff just thrown around in there? Organize the chaos with a junk drawer organizer. I like the mini bin style organizers but an adjustable drawer organizer would also work great.
Tackle the mail station. If you have a mail station that’s getting full, go through and discard the mail that you don’t need and attend to the mail that you do. You can see our mail station here.
What room or area of your house do you need to tackle? 15 minutes can make a huge difference!
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