I get a lot of people in my circle who ask me how do I stay so organized. There is no magic potion when it comes to getting organizing. It really is YOU deciding enough is enough.
As I define what minimalism means in my life, I have discovered there are rules to being more organized. (Y’all know I like to write rules. Maybe I should have been a teacher. Naw. Hell naw. I LOVE my teachers, but that’s not my cup of tea or my bag of fries.)
A N Y H O W…
Here are a few rules I use to help me STAY organized:
#1 You MUST love whatever you keep. If it doesn't make you happy, then get rid of it.
#2 It isn’t a bargain if you really DON’T need it or really DON’T love it. I write down the things I need (not want) for my home, my closet, and for my kids. I check the list to see if it’s something I need when I come across a bargain. Cheap is good, but it will cost you more to maintain something you don’t need.
#3 Declutter your house. Start with one room. Often you will find you have bought multiples of items because you simply couldn't find it. I have 5 rolls of clear packing tape because they were in various places. Now they are all in one drawer along with my batteries. If I buy ONE MORE AAA battery…
#4 The Dollar Store is your friend. They have amazing baskets to help you organize. Check out my Pinterest Decluttering Board. People are genius when it comes to organizing and using The Dollar Store to do it!
#5 Buy what you need WHEN you need it. I know people who are AWESOME at couponing, but do you REALLY need TWO YEARS worth of hot sauce? Mmmmm… I would say no. I tend to stock up on diapers, toilet paper, and bar soap, but for everything else I wait. Sales are cyclical and if you can time it right you can always get an item on sale.
These are some of the “rules” I have been following. I try to keep them in the front of my mind.
How do you stay organized? #TalkToMe
P.S. The picture in this post is my current inspiration. I am trying to create a capsule wardrobe. More to come. Watch this space.