Everyone wants a clean and organized home. I get asked ALL the time, “I want to get organized, but where do I start?”. Honestly, there isn’t some magical answer to that question, the truth is, you just have to start…and keep going a little bit everyday. For me, I started just one drawer at a time.
15 minutes a day is what transformed me from a giant slob into the organized person I am today.
I know you have heard the old saying “a place for everything and everything in it’s place” before, as did I, but so many people still are not actually doing this in their homes. I certainly wasn’t. I spent the first 30 years of my life shoving my belongings anywhere they would fit. I always had a rough idea of where everything was but I didn’t have real designated “homes” for everything. A stranger certainly would never have been able to find anything without my specific instructions.
That is really what an organized home is all about, having a place for everything. A labeled bin just for batteries, light bulbs or extra bathroom products. A spot designated for incoming mail, your purse or your keys when you walk in the door. “On the table” or “in the closet” are not the type of “homes” I am talking about. You need to create a real spot, that never changes and one that everyone in the house can easily find and use.
I have created a little challenge to get you started. Everyday, choose one area from the list and spend just a few minutes organizing it using the S.P.A.C.E. organizing method, it is by far the best organizing method I have ever tried. First, start with S for Sort, the P for Purge, A for Assign, C for Contain and last E for Evaluate. Watch this video where I explain exactly how to use this method:
So here is the list! Choose just one a day and get organized in no time at all!