The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

Nov 20, 2015

Organization is my love language.

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up was an easy read, and though some points were lost on me (emptying your purse every night?!), there were some great takeaways that we have already utilized in our Kitchen, and currently the basement. 

My goal is to declutter the entire house before the baby comes -- because with two adults, two dogs, and a baby, there is no need/room for excess. Remind me of this naive comment in six months, because it appears babies need all the things.

  • Tidying; in the right order.
  • Discard and decide where to keep. Keep only things that bring you joy (this brought about conflict for us because the moscow mule mug he loves and never uses, brings me no joy and takes up cabinet space)
  • Daily tidy: using something and putting it away
  • Special Event: dramatic clean up
  • Reduce until you reach a point that is right for you
  • A place for everything
  • Sort by category, not location: gather everything in one spot to begin: clothes (eliminate need to store off season clothes), books, paper (store in one place), cds/dvds/ hobby, valuables, mementos

Have you read it?  If so, what did you think?

Do you organize your closet by season? I never have, plus I like to see all my clothes hanging pretty in the closet.

1 comment:

  1. I seriously need to do this. We have ALL THE THINGS- and I have no idea why.
    And yes, babies need EVERYTHING under the sun. It is amazing how such a little person can require SO much!


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