Work out more, eat healthier, drink more water, drink less wine, yell at your kids less…. these are all goals that may or may not have crossed your mind as we entered 2021. And while those are all well and good, I feel like I can’t be productive and revved up to do these things when my life (meaning my house these days) is a hot mess. I spent the last few days tearing through my house to make it a little less cluttered and it is oh so satisfying. I thought I would share a few things that help to keep me organized. And no, this post wasn’t written specifically for my husband, but if he happens to read it, the world may be a better place.
First a few tips to help you cut through clutter
- Start by making three piles….. donate, sell, and trash!
- If you haven’t used it, worn it, thought about it in the last 6 months, put it in the appropriate pile. Go with your gut. Repeat after me: “I will not overthink it.” Good. Glad we are on the same page.
- Whatever you keep, designate a space for it. If it doesn’t have a space, it will contributed to clutter, get lost, and you will spend your precious time that should be spent working out, planning healthier meals, chugging water and being nicer to your kids looking for it!
Top 5 Things to Keep you Organized
It’s all about the bins, people! Bins make items in your pantry, closet, drawers, bathroom and fridge more visible and accessible. Bins are so basic, but SO life changing.
Shop the bins here:
Clothing, for me, is one of the hardest things to keep organized. My job lends itself to having more clothes and shoes than the average person, so I really try hard to keep things organized. In my office I have lots of clothing racks, but in my house, I have one set of drawers and a very small closet. Here are some organizers that help keep everything tidy!
Shop Clothing Storage Solutions here:
TOYS! Love them and hate them. Living in a house with lots of kids means toys are pretty much everywhere. I try to contain them to the playroom and basement, but let’s be honest, they are all over the place. I can’t go to bed with a messy house, so I’ve set up some easy toy storage stations so they kids can clean up themselves… well, most of the time.
Shop Toy Storage Solutions Here:
Keys, wallet, phone, mask…. no matter how many times we run through that mental checklist, something is always missing. Here are a few helpful organization hacks that just may help you only have to go back inside from your car once. Okay maybe twice.
Shop Entry Way Solutions Here:
Working from home? Schooling from home? Same, girl, same. Now more than ever we need to make sure our workspaces are in tip top shape to make this new #fromhome life as seamless as possible. Ha. No, but really, an organized work space for both you and your kiddos is certainly key. Here are a few things that may help your day to day hustle!
Shop the Desk Organization Edit here:Now, who else has been binge watching The Home Edit? Just me?