Do you have a junk drawer you need to organize? See easy step by step directions in my video at https://www.facebook.com/FromChaosToOrder/?ref=settings
By getting rid of that which is no longer of use, you are making room for that which is priceless. New happy memories await you. Make the room for them to enter your life.
Working each day on three decluttering activities might make it easier for some to tackle the job. Try these three and see how you do!
1. Get rid of any magazines over three months old, whether you have read them or not. Believe me, you've had three months to read and didn't so they clearly aren't of that much interest.
2. Take out all your coffee mugs and purge thru them. Get rid of any that you don't use and pass them along to your favorite shelter or charity where they can get some use.
3. Look at your cookbooks. When did you last open one? We get all our recipes from friends or online now, so cookbooks are meaningless and just take up space. Time for them to get to the library for their next book sale and let them take up space in someone else's house.
You did all three? Good for you!
Easy way to lose (consumer) weight: Throw out or donate unused/underused possessions every week. Feel instantly lighter.
-- Karen Heller
After you have done the initial purge of your closet, there is another step you can take to figure out what clothing still hanging which you really no longer need. Try turning all the hangers backwards. As you wear each item, turn it the proper direction when you rehang it. Note on your calendar to recheck the hangers a year from the point you turn them. (I like to do it every January 1, so it is easy to remember!) Any that are still backwards you haven't worn in any of the 4 seasons--so time to get rid of those! Donate it, pass it along or ditch. Just don't let it continue to take up valuable space in your closet!
I loved a recent article in Real Simple Magazine titled 10 Mini Moves for a Cleaner, Calmer, and Happier Home in 2018
I agree with all 10 except...where is simple decluttering? As all my clients will tell you, and as you know if you have experienced a major decluttering yourself, this leads to great calm in your life. So, go ahead and follow their 10 suggestions, but make the priority my suggestion...get and stay decluttered.
See their 10 here:
In clearing out your closet, you may find you have many many boxes of clothes to donate--more than will fit in your Prius. Who can pick these up and put them to good use in their stores to bring money to the charity? Here are two you can try nationwide.
Schedule online at: https://pickupplease.org
Schedule online at: https://satruck.org
Good luck. Clearing out that closet makes for a great way to start the new year!
Our life is frittered away by detail . . . simplify, simplify.” ~Henry David Thoreau
Clear away the junk, the clutter and make room for new memories.
Have you dumped out your purse lately and seen what has accumulated? You might be surprised. Take a flat surface and give it a try!
As you look at what you have, ditch anything that doesn’t belong there, old mints, phone numbers on scraps of paper, etc. Then, look at what you have and put “like” items together—make-up together, pills together, change and money, etc. Use zippered pouches or pockets in the purse to keep these things together. Any items regularly accessed such as your work ID, your keys, or in my case, my lipstick, need to be in a readily available in an outer or inner pocket. Keep things in the same place each time so you don’t have to riffle thru to find what you need, wasting time and effort. If needed, review your purse once a week to be sure it is staying in order.
Life with organization makes your days easier, more relaxed and calm.
Steph has been organizing for over ten years. Her simple tips here can help you get and keep organized and add calm to your life.