Over the past few months, I have become obsessed with learning how to organize your home. And yes, I would use the word obsessed….even my husband would agree that I’ve become very preoccupied with clearing out clutter.
It all started with my friend Lisa over at Organize 365…she started a new podcast series on her blog about organizing one area of your home each week so that it’s all done by the time your kids are home from school for the summer. Then it really got bad after I read Kathi Lipp’s book Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space (affiliate link). When I experienced how peaceful and free I felt after clearing out long-cluttered cabinets and the perpetually overstuffed garage, I became a little, well, obsessed with organizing.
Then it occurred to me that perhaps there were a lot of moms out there who needed help organizing their own homes, but might be a little intimidated by a long book or a big website filled with hundreds of organizing articles.
Plus, I’ve SO been wanting to share all of my organizing triumphs with you…you know, all those super helpful details and tips that you only learn when you actually do a project….so, voilà, this series was born 🙂
I’m hoping that this How to Organize Your Home series will be helpful for busy moms on a budget who want to de-clutter and organize their homes from top to bottom, with tips from a regular, everyday mom who has a bit of experience with organizing her own home.
What I’ve learned over the past several months is that organizing isn’t all about throwing stuff out and putting the rest into cute little containers…it’s a lot more about your mindset and the systems that you use in your home to do everyday things, like cook a meal or do your laundry. So if you’ve been putting off organizing that messy room or those overflowing toy baskets, don’t worry…this will be as painless as possible 🙂
Join me next week for our first foray into organizing!
This is part 1 of the How to Organize Your Home series. Other posts in the series:
Tips to Make Your Organizing Easier
Removing and Organizing Clutter
Bedroom Organizing Ideas
Kitchen Organizing Ideas
Pantry Organizing Tools
How to Organize Family Room
How to Declutter and Organize the Bathroom
Organizing Family Photos
Organizing Tips for Kids