As I mentioned in my last post this past weekend I was barely online. Aside from back to school shopping (and a little shopping for myself) my focus and attention was on my mission organization. It’s actually pretty funny because DH kept asking me is he about to die or something because I’m on “clean house mode”. lol It’s actually something that I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. Organizing takes two major things: time and money. Now the money part you can do that a little at a time–which is what I recommend, buy a bin here, a basket there, a shelf here, ya know. Time is the main factor though. And let’s face it, I don’t have a ton of extra time. I work in a m-f job that frankly has me living for the weekends. By the time the weekend comes, I’m so drained from my work week that doing a bunch of cleaning aside from the usual just isn’t in the cards.
With the 3 day weekend I just had, being off on Friday made a world of difference for me. It was a day to get some shopping done in the early morning before the heat kicked in and in the afternoon after my rare nap, I started rearranging the kids room. Moving dressers, organizing and getting rid of toys, changing the whole process. Yeah it takes time, but it’s so worth it.
What kind of spearheaded this world of organization for me is when you walk into a room or a closet and you’re just like…this doesn’t work. It’s time to change it. When you walk into a room that is organized and everything is in it’s place…it relieves stress. You may not have even known it caused you stress, but it does. It’s definitely a work in progress…I hope to be fairly accomplished by the end of the month. It’s actually very exciting for me!
Here’s just a few of the things I’ve done:
>> turned my linen closet into a stockpile closet, there’s still a shelf for towels and I’m using storage solutions to also make it a place to hold all of the school supplies I just got and additional office supplies.
>>rearranged a few kitchen cupboards–I have a lot more space than I thought!
>> I got a cart for my laundry items (cost like $12 at walmart and put together in 5 minutes no tools needed!) I organized the laundry cabinet that was already there but was all jumbled up.
>> got a shelf to organize DH’s hats in our closet. rearranged how we organize our chest of drawers.
And there’s much more but frankly don’t wanna make the post too long. Once I’m done with some areas I will be posting some videos because I know that there are people like me who want tips on making things run smoother in their home. I’m no expert but I’ve learned from others and you know I pay it forward 🙂
What room or area of your house do you need to tackle? 15 minutes can make a huge difference!