A family member posted this article on Facebook yesterday.
Great thoughts, one I took away is,’Fewer things equal less stress. The more you have, the more you have to manage. The busier you are, the more you will feel like you are racing around running on empty. Clearing out the clutter is one of the best things to do — constantly get rid of stuff. And it teaches our kids to not get sucked into the “more is better” conundrum of life.’
I get so overwhelmed with all the toys, all the clothes, the clutter, and constant “mess”. I’ve been choosing to ‘de-clutter’ one area of my home at a time. The other day I took 5! bags of clothes from our closets to the thrift store. Sometimes it takes me a day, sometimes it takes me three weeks, depending on appointments and other life events.
I’ve been getting some great ideas from Pinterest on how to organize my spaces because honestly I AM NOT naturally organized. I started by searching ‘organize’ and got all kinds of feeds. Here are a couple.
Organization Board Tutorial
Organize Your Home
I’m determined to discipline myself to put things away after I use it, BEFORE I move on to the next things. This is a huge challenge especially when I’m constantly being needed, but I’m seeing my patterns/habits in my minions. They watch me, mimic me. Plus I’m learning that by teaching them to be organized and put things away when finished with it, it makes less work for us in the long run. Less crying. Less whining. Less resistance. More peace! Yes please!!!