Simplify Your Home with My 3 Step Approach: Clean Purge Organize
It is safe to say a clean, organized home free of clutter is the goal of many of us. Nothing is better than walking into a room, taking a deep breath in and exhaling “ahhhhhh”. That feeling you get from a clean, organized space can’t be beat. It always feels so fresh and simple; causing relaxation throughout your mind and body. But what happens when you walk into an unorganized mess? Typically overwhelm, frustration, anxiety, stress, etc… Just the thought of getting your space in order can cause overwhelm! (I know because I have been there). Which is why I created this simple, easy to follow, 3 step approach to keeping your home in order. Clean Purge Organize.
Create A Space You Love
This Clean Purge Organize approach works for everyone! For the person that loves decor, it will help you keep things clean and in place. To all the Marie Kondo lovers out there creating the ultimate minimalistic space; this will help you really determine what brings you joy and lastly, for the person who is in the middle of the two, this will most definitely work for you as well!
Follow the Clean Purge Organize Approach Step by Step
The only rule here is to follow the steps IN ORDER. This is crucial to your success. Each step should be fully complete before moving on to the next. You can do everything in one sitting or you can take each step one day at a time. Do what works best for you! Rule number one with keeping a clean and organized space is being realistic with your own wants and needs.
Step 1: Clean
First things first, clean up the mess! It will be much harder to organize when you are rummaging through trash, recycles, etc.. Clean up everything in the space. Dust, vacuum, wipe down, etc.. We aren’t looking for a deep clean here (unless that is something you want to do), just a quick clean to prepare the space.
If cleaning is overwhelming you and is becoming a block to start this project, I suggest checking out my article on cleaning your home in less time.
Step 2: Purge
Now the fun part…throw the crap out!!! Do you have clothes from years ago that don’t fit that you are holding on to? Shoes you never wear? Expired medications? Expired food? Toss it out! If there is anything you are on the fence about, put it in a separate pile to go back to once you are done with the Clean Purge Organize process. For help on how to determine if you should keep said item, check out Marie Kondo’s article on what to do with gifts that don’t bring you joy.
Step 3: Organize
Assess the area/space. Things you use most often should be easy to access. Then begin grouping things into categories. Put like-minded items together. There is no need for fancy containers at this point. Simply use what you have on hand, or just keep things grouped together. Baggies work really well to keep things together-this is what I use for many of our chargers. It is something I have on hand, cheap, and easy!
As a mom to young kids, our storage needs are always evolving. I really love to check out Mom Swap on Facebook, Dollar Store and Goodwill for containers so I can organize on a tight budget.
Now Get to It!
Getting organized can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t need to be! If you want to successfully clean and organize your home with an approachable system, try out my Clean-Purge-Organize formula. It breaks down a big task into manageable segments which will allow you to clean with ease!
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