I've been perusing organizational tips from a variety of sources - everything from decluttering the house for the new year to organizing cosmetics and getting my purse into some semblance of order. And I have gleaned a few ideas to implement in 2015.
But, mostly I've been drooling over the ever-so-lovely life planners from Erin Condren......
But, that's another post entirely! So, back to the house.....
I don't just need to declutter. I need to DECRAPIFY!!! Yep, I'm in a "toss it out" kind of mood. I don't know where the "crap" comes from, but I do know that it seems to breed and multiply once it arrives.
One of the more manageable ideas I've come across (when I'm wasting time online rather than decrapifying like I should be) is the 15 minute theory of organization. The concept is extremely simple:
Spend 15 minutes a day organizing one small area of your home.
Don't tackle a project that can't be accomplished in 15 minutes.
Do it every day!
Sounds simple and doable for me! The question is - will it actually make a difference???
Today, being the first day of February, seemed the perfect day to get started. So, I tackled my sock drawer. My sock drawer isn't large, but it was sure full of crap! I swear, some of the socks I threw away were at least 12 years old...and hadn't been worn in at least 10!
I was ruthless - I chunked a ton of socks. So many that I filled a large brown grocery sack! And, I can't begin to tell you how satisfying it was to carry that bag to the dumpster and toss it in.
It may seem like a small thing, but it was very motivational. I enjoyed the feeling I gained in that 15 minutes so much that I am inspired to move forward with this tomorrow and tackle another 15 minute project.
Perhaps that is the key to this project - the tasks are small and yet the rewards big enough to keep you moving forward.
Do you have an organizational tip or method that works for you? If so, I would love to hear about it. Leave a message in the comments below and inspire me!!!
Now, back to wasting time online and dreaming about that life planner.....