When it comes to feeling organized, the smallest things can really make the biggest difference. Think about your home in areas and pick a few things that you can do that will make a big impact on the way that your house looks and the way that you feel.
Have you heard about Marie Kondo? a Japanese organizing consultant. In case you haven’t, here’s the gist: with her little turquoise book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Kondo set off a decluttering craze across the globe.
When you declutter, you feel better.
For example, if your dishes are clean and properly stored, you’re more likely to eat at home and enjoy cooking. A clutter-free space also contributes to your well-being because you will subconsciously feel like you are providing yourself with a higher level of self-care.
Decluttering may also help you feel better about yourself because it’s something of an accomplishment. By spending just a little time each day focusing on how to declutter your home, during this clutter & organization challenge, you will be able to have more peace in your home because you will feel better about the space that you live in every day.
Questions to Ask Yourself When You Declutter:
It is essential to know what to keep and what to donate or throw away, ask yourself the following:
- Is this item something I regularly use?
- Am I saving this just in case I’ll need it… someday, down the road?
- If not, is this something that I love and sparks joy?
- Could someone else use it more than me?
- Can I get away without having this in my life?
- When was the last time I used this?
- Am I keeping this out of obligation or expectation?
We made a 14 day declutter list below and even included a calendar for you to print out. Let us know how your organizing goes!
Day One: Pantry
Day Two: Kitchen counters
Day Three: Refrigerator
Day Four: Coat closet
Day Five: Junk Drawers
Day Six: Makeup and toiletries
Day Seven: Toy bin & Games
Day Eight: Laundry room
Day Nine: Shoes
Day Ten: Master Closet
Day Eleven: Jewelry and accessories
Day Twelve: Books and magazines
Day Thirteen: Home décor
Day Fourteen: Linens & towels