January is stereotypically a month for decluttering and organising every aspect of life. I’m a big believer in tidy house, tidy mind (which is perhaps why I’m feeling out of sorts, as we’re living on a building site at the moment and I’m finding the mess rather overwhelming).
I’m not one for New Year resolutions, but I need to get back to my organised roots once the house is pieced back together. We are all very busy, especially with a new baby in the house. So just where do I start?!
Make A List
I took a walk around the house and noted down all the areas I can improve upon. I started with the current storage areas, wardrobes, cupboards and toy storage and set about planning how I can make these areas work better for us as a family. Was there anyway I could simplify everyday tasks, such as laundry, putting toys away, even getting dressed? Some areas were already working great for us and I gave myself a little pat on the back for that!
Make a Plan
I’m currently working through what the quick fixes are and which projects will take a bit of planning. Clearly with the downstairs turned upside down at the moment, anything kitchen or toy related will have to wait (although I already have great plans for toy storage, which you can read here).
Hit The Shops
Clearly if there is anything I can re-purpose from around the house, I will. However I will need the right tools for the job. This is the fun bit, where I get to hunt down the perfect container for the task at hand.
When implementing a new organising space, it’s a perfect opportunity to bin, donate or rehome those things I don’t need. I’m no hoarder, but it is very easy to accumulate useless things. I live by these de-cluttering tips.
This best bit about organising is implementing the new system…standing back and enjoying it in all its glory. The goal with every project is to streamline everyday life and spend more time doing the things I love.
There is a lot to tackle, but I plan to spread it across the year and aim to improve one area each month…Keeping it simple and stress free. We will be organised again…watch this space!!