Happy New Year, gang! January always kicks off strong with resolutions, goals, and high expectations for lofty year ahead. We love resolutions and no matter where yours lie, we know that success is found from proactive planning and organization.
Even if home organizing isn’t on the top of your list, keep reading for how it may help you reach your other lifestyle goals FASTER!
New Years Resolutions: Where to Start
We read an article that so simply answered the age old question of “where do I even to start?” When it comes to making new years resolutions, you must first evaluate: what’s working vs. what’s not working.
If you’re feeling stuck in reaching your goals in life, it could be the result of a cluttered household. Physical clutter has been shown to create an underlying feeling of stress, fatigue and even depression.
How to Tackle a Cluttered Home
If you don’t have a natural hack for organization, baskets, trays, and bins are going to be your best friend when it comes to creating some order in your home. Designated spots for certain things like clothing, papers, and miscellaneous items are so important to have around the house. Especially when you’re needing to implement these new organizational strategies with roommates (spouses, kids, dogs). Trust us, we know the struggle!
There’s really no reason to stress over not being able to find the keys, or yelling about where an important document is. When everyone knows its place and is adhering to the rules or organization, life at home can be so much more stress-free.
Here are a few tips and products we suggest for optimal home organization!
A Weekend Purge
Weekends are the best time to set aside for cleaning and organizing the house. Before you get started on your new year, new house resolution you’ll need to do one very important thing: PURGE.
Getting rid of old or unused and unnecessary items in your house can feel daunting, but it’s an absolute non-negotiable if you’re wanting a tidier and more uniform household. Make Space gives 15 Tips on How to Start Decluttering your Home. A few of our favorites are:
Get Inspired to Clean
First, you need to visualize what you want your space to look like. Pinterest and Instagram are our favorite place to pull from for home organization tips. It also never hurts to have a hard copy of home ideas at your finger tips, so consider adding these books to your coffee table collection.
Gather the Materials You Will Need
When purging your house, you’ll need lots of trash bags, and donation bags. Once the junk is cleared, you’ll need organizational vessels like trays, baskets, and bins. We can help with that!
Start with the Space that Bothers you the Most
Home organization experts say to start decluttering your house in the room that bothers you the most. Then, start purging the stuff you can see.
Pro Tip: the Marie Kondo “spark joy” method works. Love it or leave it, honey!
Don’t Get Stuck
When you hit a wall in the decluttering process and just want to flop on the floor in your pile of clothes, keep your mantra in mind. What is the true purpose of this space?