Good morning, hope you are having a beautiful day!
It is nearing back-to-school time here. Kiddos heading back to school, vacations enjoyed, cooler fall weather coming around the corner...this is the perfect time to think about setting goals you can reach. Creating goals for organizing your space is an essential key to success. These goals will be your road map.
You can start small and work up to those larger, more daunting tasks. Instead of setting one large goal of attaining an organized home, break up the organization into rooms, functions, or even closets. Goal setting might look something like this:
1. Organize bedroom closet and donate clothes that aren't worn.
2. Sort through linen closet and mark sheets according to bed size.
3. Clean laundry room and install shelves.
4. Declutter home office.
5. Clean son's room and help him donate unused toys to children who would love them.
Breaking down the overwhelming task of organizing an entire living space into manageable pieces is important for reaching those goals that have been set. Who doesn't like to reach their goals?! Long-distance high five!
Whether it is the holidays, a special birthday, or a bridal shower, throughout the year there are gifts to be wrapped. Make the giving easier by organizing a simple, effective gift wrapping station, bin, or entire area including:
-A tote with scissors, tape, pens, and markers
-A tote with labels, ribbons, bows, gift cards, and bubble wrap
-A larger tote with wrapping paper, gift bags, and tissue paper
Keep all of these supplies together and your gift giving will be a lot easier when you don't have to hunt for anything. You can even add an envelope into one of the totes to store gift receipts or shipping invoices. Your system can be as simple or elaborate as you have space or enthusiasm.
Here are a few pics of how we keep gift giving organized in our home. How do you like to store your gift giving supplies? I would love to hear about it in the comments.
My family recently returned from an extended trip. When I returned the toiletry bags to the cabinet, I pulled out several random items that I found still in there...you know, way back in the darkest corner. If we did not choose to bring these things along on this trip, when are we going to use them? I am taking these lonely items out of my space. Someone else out there can put these to use!
Who will join me today to find 3 items in their space that they can let go?