I’m starting to get into that mode of de-cluttering. Or at least think about it. But where to start? Starting the task of clearing out the ‘stuff’ is always the most difficult part of the challenge, for me. Because there’s always SO much to do. But once I get into that mindset, that mode, the task becomes easier.
Here’s some tips on starting in the bedroom with your closet. One of my own personal tips (adopted from my husband) is to roll all my clothes, when they’re not hanging up. Allows for much more storage and I can then also see everything when they’re not stacked, but rolled instead.
Starting with the closet —
1. Keep all clothing and shoes off the floor
2. Keep the floor clear easy to clean
3. If you don’t have built in shoe cubbies and you have extra pole space, use hanging bags for shoes
4. If you need more drawer storage and you have the extra pole space, use hanging shelves for jeans, sweats and other bulky items
5. Use space bags or plastic bins on the top shelf for off-season clothes
6. Remove lids from hampers so clothes actually go into the hamper instead of getting stacked on top
7. Separate and organize clothing items by the way you determine what to wear in the morning. Variations include dividing by color, occasion or warmth.
Moving into the kitchen —
5 Tips For an Organized Kitchen
1. Keep all papers off of kitchen countertop
2. Create zones for each type of activity ie prep, store, cook, bake
3. Keep tools for each activity within reach of that zone
4. Use large lazysusans for deep, hard to reach cupboards
5. Use stacker shelves to keep track of canned good inventory
Now the question is, can she come and help us organize our Airstream, with all the curved cupboard space and limited allotment for weight storage. Time to start thinking about cut, cut, cutting back. That’s HUGE for me. The sacrifices one must make to live the dream :). I’m ready for the challenge! Now I need to find me one of those container stores.