"Welcome” – our front door reads…and we mean it. Where pop by-ers are welcome and the scent of coffee and laundry take turns. Our home tells a story, and I think thats my favorite part. In any room I go in there is a piece of something, that shares a relationship with someone.
Every square inch of our homes should support the needs and interests of the people who live there. The key is to tune into what you and your family love most, and then create a space for it.
As a busy mom, I know how overwhelming life can get. The ping of our cell phones, the emails piling up, appointments, by the way has anyone even thought about what’s for dinner? And then you walk into a paper mountain on the counter, piles in the basement, and laundry?!?!? Let’s not go there right? …. breathe.
We all deserve a place to come home to that is beautiful, organized, and easy for the whole family to maintain. Ask yourself, what do you want your home to FEEL like??? No matter your family size, budget or career path – everyone can benefit from clearing our clutter and creating real systems and organizational strategies that actually work.
Isn’t it time we all start making physical and mental space for what matters most?
The choice is yours: declutter your entire home or pick a few target areas and take control one step at a time. As a result, you’re likely to end up with extra space, which isn’t an invite to fill it with more stuff, just saying. Less impulse buying, more breathing room. I am especially reminded of this on those “on sale” items. Are we really “saving” money? … Now I’m all for nice things, I just make sure I totally love them if they have an invite into my future.
Now let’s talk about the steps we can take to clean up the crazy…
Make a list of all the spaces that need attended to. Being able to cross out a job well done is so gratifying.
Start with the most overwhelming.
Crazy right? But this gives you momentum to keep going.
For most women I have worked with, the master room is a fabulous place to begin because they spend time there daily and can immediately see the impact having an organized space makes on their life – instant gratification anyone?
Although we should talk about that because this process is not instant – if fact, the reality is, it’s never really over. No system will keep it automatic and there is general housekeeping and adulting involved in all organized homes. We all will continue to edit our lives for as long as we live and sister sometimes things get messier before they get better. I always warn clients : at some point this process is going to feel overwhelming, keep going.
Master Bedroom Organization:
1. Things to keep: the best, the favorite, the necessary, the treasure.
We spend a lot of time in hardworking rooms, so its well worth the effort to make them more inspiring.
2. Always store similar items together. This works in your cabinets with boxes or cans and with home storage such as holiday decor, bags, and office supplies.
3. Designate a “get out of here” space – I like to make it close to the door for an easy exit. Bins for holiday decor (clear!) Purge! Use space to its fullest, often wasted space here.
As you declutter, you will find heirlooms – ensure they have a safe spot moving forward. The best thing I ever did with our girl’s school work was creating these “keepsake boxes.” I love having them close by for school accomplishments, pictures, crafts, and more. (Graduation Party prep will be a breeze!!!)
We should stop pretending 2021 is going to be magically better than what we just walked out of. Creating space of zen within your walls is the best way to reward yourself and your family moving forward. Give yourself the physical and mental space for what matters most ! What are you waiting for?