Simplifying My Life
So on a complete whim late Thursday night I bought Tsh Oxenreider's book Organized Simplicity on my iPad, and I read the whole thing this weekend.
It was just what I needed to kick me in to gear.
I have a plan!
She introduces what she calls a Home Management Notebook and I think this is just what I need. She suggests sections for a daily to-do list, weekly cleaning and organizing schedules, monthly calendars, budget/bills, grocery lists, gift lists, work/blog ideas and activities for the kids.
How great will it be to have all this stuff in one central spot rather than spread out all over my house?
I'm really looking forward to adding some structure to my day with a daily to-do list and routine. I think we're all going to benefit.
The second half of the book focuses on simplifying and organizing your house.
Our cabinets are full, our closets are full, our drawers are full. I hate it. I feel like I lose stuff and waste time looking for things. I am in serious purge mode.
It may have been this photo from the February photo challenge on Instagram that got me going.
This...was my closet last week:
And now it looks like this:
It's still full, but oh it's so much better! I can see things and find what I'm looking for. I found cute new shoes I didn't even know I had.
And my makeup drawer:
This weekend I threw out three bags of trash between my closet, under sink cabinet and my makeup drawer.
I have big plans to clean out this house over the next few weeks. I will take back my space and enjoy what I have rather than resent all this crap that is taking over my closets...I feel really strongly about this.
I hope to update you here on the blog as I make progress. I need y'all to keep me accountable.
So, who wants to join me? I know I'm not the only one with too much stuff!