Our homes are our very own piece of the world, and we should be able to come home, relax and enjoy our time away from the demands of work and busy schedules.
Make your home place where you feel comfortable and at peace and as stress-free as possible.
Home and organization can be fun, especially when we see the results and enjoy the benefits of our efforts.
Who is in charge of this mess?
The best way to approach it is to take responsibility for your home and organization. If you don’t act, then things will not change for the better on their own and in most cases, what is a mess now tends to only worsen over time.
We get busy, we procrastinate, but it really doesn’t take all that much time to make significant changes, and with it can come more freedom, a better feeling when you are in your home, and a sense of pride from taking control and making your home the way you really want it to be.
But I don’t know where to start.
Then allow me to make a few suggestions, and hopefully, it will help get your off and going in a good direction. First, get a notebook and pen and write down the areas of your home that when you look at, you are not happy. Areas that are unorganized and cluttered.
Maybe you avoid this area as much as possible because you know it makes you feel bad every time you see it.
Write down these areas, then go back and decide how to change and organize them.
We all tend to save and keep way more things than we need or will ever use, so make a list of things you want to get rid of and have a yard sale or donate these things to charity.
If you are doing multiple rooms and spaces, this could add up when you are all done deciding what to get items to eliminate but keep it simple and write it all down for now.
Once you have down what to get rid of, write down any organizing products you want to get and a basic idea of how you want to arrange things, pick one place from your list and start there, I recommend starting with someplace small and easy so that you can feel the accomplishment and use it as motivation to keep going.
Relax, focus on one space at a time and enjoy each area your complete. Remember, this is your home, and you can make it reflect your interests and personality. You don’t have to please anyone else. They have their own house. This one is yours.
Living in style
Not only can you have an organized home, but you can be organized and stylish. Be creative, think outside the lines and take some chances – you can always change something if you don’t like it, but at least try something that maybe you have thought of or seen somewhere and liked.
Take some time to look at examples and pictures of how other people have organized and done so with style and personality.
Some people like variety, and if that’s yours, then it is your home to change and give it a new look.
Whatever makes you feel happier at home and helps you be more organized is good.
There is no wrong or right way so long as you are happy with the results.
How much is this going to cost me?
Great question and the answer to it is that it does not have to cost you anything but some time, some thought, and a little hard work.
So you don’t have to spend a dime to get organized, so if you are someone who doesn’t have any extra money to spend or pride yourself on doing things without spending money, then you can do this with no money at all.
Using common everyday items for storage that you already have and being creative can be fun and look good.
There are many good places online that give tips for such projects, and I will have links and tips here on this site for you to use.
You can also choose to spend as much money as you want, from custom-built furniture and storage to in-home personal, professional organizers who specialize in helping you organize your home.
There are books and websites as well as programs that help you get organized.
These are all benefits of the age we live in and the technology and resources now at our fingertips.
So, you decide what best suits your budget and plans and dive in. It’s not a competition; it’s a lifestyle. We all know the saying keeping up with the Jones es, right?
But that’s not what this is about. You will never enjoy life if all you seek to do is measure up to someone else or try to one-up them all the time.
“Godliness With Contentment Is Great Gain”
Be happy with what you have and at the same time take pride in all you have.
Being organized and having a home that pleases your when your walk through the door is what really matters here. Other people can think about what they want. You and I cannot control that.
But what we can control is how organized our homes are and how much we enjoy spending time there every day.
It really is worth the small investment of time, energy, and money we spend. I wish you the very best in your projects.