Welp. My already organized house has been organized to a whole ‘nother level! Election stress, much? In case you’re looking for a productive way to release your tension, I recommend getting on your post-election + pre-holiday organization. You might not be jazzed at the thought, but I can assure you the refreshing vibe of a well organized space is worth it. The simple key to organizing is looking beyond the clutter and imagining the life we could live without it. When we get rid of the stuff we don’t love or use, our lives become so much more relaxed and satisfying. This Organization Inspiration article is meant to provide helpful ideas to jump start our pantry, closet, or office organizational projects. —And to help release this week’s political pressure!
Envision your ideal lifestyle. Does everything have a designated home established within each room? Is everything easy to find in a pinch? Now, think about the life you’re actually living. Does the clutter you own contribute to the life you want or is it getting in the way?
If there’s a particular room that’s been bugging you, ask yourself: What’s this room’s purpose? Is it merely a catch-all space? When things are kept in rooms that serve no purpose, you’re no longer controlling your stuff, your stuff is controlling you.
Start your organization project by going room by room. Within each space, touch + hold the pieces you’re considering whether or not to keep. Ask yourself: Does this enhance the life I want to live? If the energy of the piece feels negative to you, simplify by donating or selling it.
I could go on and on about organizing each and every room — it’s my jam. But, for the sake of this quick read, we’ll focus on pantries, closets, and offices. Take a peek at the following organization inspiration and pin/save any ideas you think might zhush your spaces.
Home should be a place where you can slow down and enjoy time with the people you love, not a revolving to-do list. It should enhance your life in a meaningful way and give you a curated backdrop for your everyday.-Kerry Gillette
YOUR HOME SHOULD BE THE ANTIDOTE TO STRESS, NOT THE CAUSE OF IT.-Peter Walsh
Minimalism isn’t about removing the things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love.-Joshua Becker
The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.-Marie Kondo
A free-flowing home is about keeping things that make sense for our lives and getting rid of the useless and nonsensical. This creates a seamless lifestyle of clarity. For a much deeper organizational dive, read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I’ve heard her Netflix series is super helpful, too.
In closing, I hope you’re okay, considering the current disorganization of our society. I’m hopeful we’ll soon become more productively organized — individually and collectively. Let’s make a pact today to be kinder to one another, so we can manifest the calm + purposeful lives each of us so deserves. –xo
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