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Start Fresh

Who needs a fresh start?

Don’t we all?! Isn’t this the motivation behind New Years Resolutions?

I know many of you have already started tearing apart your homes with the declutter bug. I’m in the process of doing this in my own home. And my schedule for organizing clients is filling up quickly! This is a great time to purge and reorganize, as the “wave” that I always talk about is here and ready to jump on.

kid clutter

Here’s a fraction of the “kid clutter” I encountered over winter break in my own home. I couldn’t figure out what 85% of the stuff was.

 

I have three simple tips for you as you dive into 2017 with motivation to conquer your clutter:

  1. Start Small

    The temptation is to attempt to do everything at once. I’m feeling it myself in my own home! But this is the #1 reason while people jump ship and give up on resolutions. Trying to do too much too fast will give you the opposite of what you’re looking for. Pick one closet, cabinet, dresser… and start there.

  2. Don’t second guess yourself

    This is the time of year when motivation to purge is high. If you’ve decided to say goodbye to something – DO IT! Don’t think twice. The vast majority of us have a very hard time letting go of things we don’t even need. So if your gut tells you to clear it out, go with it!

  3. Do it your way.

    Books are great. Blogs are great. Looking at your friend’s projects in your Facebook feed is great. BUT REMEMBER – organizing is not cookie cutter. You can’t take what someone else does and expect it to work perfectly for you. We all have different personalities, situations, and needs. Find strategies that work specifically for you, and be the best organized version of yourself that you can be!

Wishing you a year filled with joy and peace in your spaces, that translates into joy and peace inside of YOU!

Melissa

Get Organized. Simply Live.

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