Well we made it to Friday and I’m excited. The weekend is finally here, I’m prepping for a big sale tomorrow to try and get rid of a ton of stuff. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I recently had some help getting organized. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I’m completely unorganized, it’s just definitely not my strong suit. Ever since I can remember cleaning to me just meant putting things away, like out of site and off the floors. If you ask my mom, she’ll tell you I’m famous for just throwing things in boxes, drawers or bags then putting them in a closet.
But, I’m not unorganized in all areas. I’ve always been pretty good with my closet system. I separate everything by type, then by color. Now I can’t always say that it’s clean, but it does have a system in place. This is probably the extent of my organization though. I would say my biggest struggle is that I often get busy and this becomes a low priority. In reality, being and staying organized should be on the top of my list because it saves times allowing you to find things easier and spend less time cleaning.
I started working with Top Shelf Organizers and let me just say, I wish I had done this sooner. Getting things clean and in order just helps me feel better and like I can actually relax. It was also so good to actually get rid of a ton of stuff that I don’t need, want or even wear anymore. Even though the thought of getting organized is a little daunting, it’s actually so therapeutic. It’s like letting go and moving on.
So as we work together I’ll be sharing a little more, but today I wanted to share a few tips I learned from Timber while she was here the other day helping me.
Four Tips For Getting Organized
I want to get organized. Where should I start?
Resist the urge to tackle the most cluttered room in your house. Instead, opt for a small space that does not require you to go through and make decisions about sentimental items. A small project like a junk drawer, or the sock drawer of your dresser. These spaces can be done in a relatively short amount of time, they will be easier to purge and declutter because you likely won’t have any sentimental attachments to the items inside, and you will open them every day and be reminded of what a great job you did organizing them. That will inspire you to move on to the next drawer!
Help! I’m feeling overwhelmed!
Make it fun:
Getting organized on your own can often feel like a daunting task. You may have tried to organize a room in your house before and then became overwhelmed and had to stop. Let me be the first to tell you that you are not alone! A great tip for reducing overwhelm is to add a fun element. Play some of your favorite upbeat music and dance around while you organize, set a timer for 15 minutes and see how much you can get done before the timer goes off, invite a friend over to help you organize your closet, whatever works for you!
I’ve tried to get organized in the past, but it always seems to get cluttered again. What should I do?
Take a look at your storage solutions, and what you own:
Have you already purged and decluttered your clothing, but your dresser drawers are still overflowing? Time to take a second look at what’s inside and ask yourself if you truly love, want, and need every article of clothing. If not, donate that item so it will end up with someone who will. Have you donated/thrown away as much as you possibly can but things still aren’t fitting right? Take a look at the way you’re folding your clothes. There are a lot of different folding methods available online, and they really do make a huge difference!
What is a professional organizer? What do they do?
Professional organizers, often see houses in their least organized and most chaotic states. Sometimes you need an outsider’s perspective to help you make the decisions you can’t make on your own, keep you from holding onto things “just in case” you’ll use it again, and provide support and guidance when you’re feeling overwhelmed and on the verge of giving up. At Top Shelf Organizers, we know that no two families are alike. We ask a lot of questions to get to know you and your family so that we can create and implement organizational systems that will work for your unique, individual needs. Most importantly, we strive to create systems that you will be able to maintain on your own after the organizing is done!
I hope this is helpful and you start you’re journey to decluttering and organization sooner rather than later. Trust me on this one, you will thank me later!
Now, Get Out There Gorgeous and have a wonderful weekend!