I love shopping, but I am super cheap. This means that while I shop often, I cringe when a price tag is over $20.00. In order to feel the joy of shopping while accommodating my cheapness, I buy a lot useless junk from the dollar store and thrift stores. This cycle of buying useless junk and then purging it is not something I am proud of and I am working on it, but in the meantime, I have a lot of extra crap laying around.
My name is Cassandra, and I am a Clutterbug. I have too much stuff, I’ll admit it. Before my transition from giant slob, this accumulation of random crap was a serious problem. I shoved stuff into every square inch of my home, which meant I never knew where anything was, and it was spilling out into my living space.
This pretty blue box holds random cables for different electronics in our bedroom!
After years of organizing my home, I have learned that giving myself “homes” for the “homeless” junk has been key to staying clutter-free. Yes, I still have too much, but now I know where everything is and my home is always neat and tidy. Just by creating a little spot in each room to put that “I have no freaking idea where this belongs” stuff, my counters and surfaces can be free from the junk that is otherwise “homeless”.
Yep. It is as simply as creating a “home” for the “homeless” stuff in your home.
Note: This by no means is saying to put all your stuff in random bins all mixed together. Things such as light bulbs, scissors, mail, paperwork, your keys, books, magazines, clothing, candles, tools etc all need a designated home in your home. I am taking about the extra stuff. The randoms. The little things you want to keep but just have no idea where to put them. So, without further ado, here are mine:
A drawer in an armoire holds our scratch tickets, gift cards and other random stuff that otherwise has no home.
We have a drawer in our bedroom to empty our pockets and put the random stuff that would otherwise be a pile on top of the dresser.
Yes, we literally have a bin labeled “Extras” for extra random stuff.
The junk drawer is kept neat with dollar store dividers.
Watch my VIDEO on these spaces here:
So , give it a try. Get some pretty baskets for all the homeless stuff in your home!