Need some home organization DIY ideas? It’s time to declutter my friends! If you read my previous post, you know that intentional living is where it’s at in 2018! Step 1 to living intentionally? Getting rid of all of the junk we don’t need. It won’t happen in a day, but it can happen over the month, and over the year! By the end of 2018, let’s all vow to have less junk and more space!
The messy, messy before
I’m embarrassed to say that this was not even the worst this has been. It actually is relatively organized chaos here. But the overrun of papers, general junk, and too many things without a home have to go.
Oh wait, I didn’t actually open up the junk drawers yet. EEEK! This jumbled mess is enough to make anyone cringe right? Listen friends I’m right there with you! Junk in our house seems to multiply on the daily! Step 1: Take everything out of the drawers. Wipe down the drawers and start fresh.
Step 2: Assess the pile. Sort things by category. One really awesome idea I got from Emily Ley’s Simplified Life book was to group things together where they belong. For example, see those 4 screwdrivers? Yep, those made their home BACK in the garage where they belong. We ended up throwing away the majority of this stuff and kept the basics.
Step 3: Keep only the necessities! We kept a packet of office supplies, my favorite label maker, a nail clipper (always trimming someone’s nails!), games and charger for the Leappad, and my trusty “Turn on Dryer” note 🙂
Note: I spent NO money to clean this out. Fancy organizers rarely get used in my home. I used a few of the strategies I read about in Emily’s book and just got rid of the junk!
Here are a few of my favorite organizational tools that helped with this project! (affiliate links)
Have you started decluttering yet? Let me know in the comments your tips & tricks for getting rid of the junk!
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