Vowing to become a healthier person is one of my resolutions for 2019. I make that resolution every year and every year it eventually falls by the wayside. This year I intend to keep it and hopefully, this post will keep me accountable. Maybe.
My second resolution (Plan B, maybe?) is to get a grip on the clutter in my house. I’ve downsized twice in the past few years and for some reason, I end up with more “things” than I need. I don’t know how that happens but it does.
So I’ve been researching ways to declutter and stay decluttered. I’ve zeroed in on four good suggestions about how to go about this without burning out.
Leo Babauta of Zen Habits says that clutter is actually procrastination. That makes sense! We procrastinate clearing clutter and before you know it we’re at a breaking point.
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I’ve been thinking about some of the little ways I’m saving energy and there are several items that I use that have become second nature.
Living in a small space is an added incentive. That’s it. Nothing too expensive or fancy involved. Just plain old common sense tools. If it was good enough for Grandma, it’s good enough for me. What do you think?
One of the biggest challenges is the bedroom, especially if it’s small. Two people sharing the room presents an even greater dilemma.
Sort through the clothing or items that belong in the closet or cupboard and eliminate what you haven’t used in the past few months. Do you really need that piece of clothing or pair of shoes?
Purchase a closet organizer to replace the single pole that is typically installed in the space. There are so many styles and price ranges to choose from that you’re sure to find just the right system for your purpose.
Another idea for out of season clothing is to use vacuum sealed space bags. The downside to that is that you’ll likely need to press everything when you remove the clothing from the bags!
Put clear storage boxes on the top shelf to store out of season items. You’ll still be able to see what you have. Or use baskets that you have labeled.