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Do you consider yourself a pack rat? Generally, pack rats hate to get rid of anything because they think they might need it someday. They also see value in almost everything.
Pack rats typically live in clutter and never know where to put stuff, so it sits around in random places around the house. They think if they leave it out then it won’t get lost or forgotten.
If you think this sounds like you, to get rid of your pack rat tendencies you’ll need to learn how to be more organized. Being organized doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get rid of everything, but it does mean keeping things in an organized way so that when you need your stuff, you’ll be able to find it.
Some people are organized pack rats. Organized pack rats usually find places to store and “organize” their stuff, but it ends up being too much. Cupboards, cabinets, closets and drawers tend to be overfilled, which can be frustrating to deal with on a daily basis. This can wear down on them after years of shoving and stuffing things into drawers Continue reading
After a long day at work, it’s hard to find the time to do household chores, especially when you have to make dinner and take care of other household tasks. Chores are also not that fun for most people, so it’s another task that we have a habit of procrastinating. One of the best ways to avoid procrastination is to set a goal and make a commitment to meet your goal, preferably with a deadline. This rule can help you to accomplish almost anything in your home.
When you get home from work, which area of your home bothers you the most? I know that I can’t cook in the kitchen if it’s messy, so I will spend a few minutes cleaning up before preparing a meal. The family room, or whichever room in which you relax, should also be relatively neat so that you’re not staring at clutter. A clean and clutter-free home will also Continue reading
Creating a crafting or office nook can be challenging, particularly if you have a small space, but creative gurus like Martha Stewart has a tip for you for repurposing 2 bookcases. Check it out. Continue reading
Decluttering spaces is the first step to getting organized, but in spaces like garages, unless you’re very handy, you’ll need to budget for store bought storage solutions. Here’s one that can help. Continue reading
I’ve been quiet lately, but I’m back. I hope you are well and getting some decluttering projects done! Today I have a simple storage solution from Martha Stewart. Until next time, enjoy! Continue reading
I love it when you can repurpose something you already have. However, I don’t encourage you to save everything just in case you could use it differently! That’s not a good idea, unless you know when to stop! 🙂 Here’s a repurpose idea for storing a few arts and crafts. Continue reading
Getting organized doesn’t have to be expensive. Yes. It’s nice to have the latest bins and containers, but I’m all about reusing what you have before going shopping. Here’s a frugal organizing tip for you. Continue reading
Still struggling to keep daily paper organized? Here’s a cheap and green organizing tip from Martha Stewart to create organized storage for your mail, magazines, bills, and other paperwork. Continue reading
My wallet is much lighter now that I don’t have to bring all of those annoying store cards with me. Find out how you can also have a lighter wallet (but no less money! :)) Continue reading