I am very excited to start an organizing challenge with all of you! Personally I just went through the steps to get to an Organized Well Nested Home. After completing all of our organizing and decluttering I thought I really could have used a check list! Or someone holding me accountable. Kevin was actually helpful when I would tell him that I need to work on the basement, he would say “just go do it! I kept talking about it and saying how overwhelming it was. So he would go to the basement with me and work. Most of it I could only sort through. But enlisting a partner, kids, a friend, parent to help with stages is always a good idea.
It really doesn’t have to be overwhelming or hard. Just take it one section at a time.
The most important part in the Organized Printable is about the Start Date and End Date Goal. Going through all the clothes might take some of you a day or some of you a week. But set a goal and stick to it! Maybe it is an hour a day, maybe it is dedicating one entire day. Whatever works for you!
Also it was really important for me to add to a reminder to “Get items out of your home that you are selling or donating”. Often times when we declutter then the bag or things to donate sits in our car or in our home. Or we want to sell something and it doesn’t sell so it just stays in the house. If you have something of value and want to try to sell it, that’s great, but set a deadline. If it doesn’t sell by that date it is time to let it go and move on.
Honestly, is a word that I used often. You need to be honest with yourself. Do you honestly think you will wear it or use it?
The #1 Step on every category is to remove everything from the drawers, cupboards or boxes. I found that if everything is in plain sight. You will spot duplicates and any excess.
Then put back only what you will honestly use. Group like things and or group by color. Putting things in containers then placing it in drawers or cupboards will keep everything contained and help it stay organized.
I do not think organizing requires spending money. Look around your home for containers, boxes, baskets or jars that you could use in your drawers or cupboards. If you plan on purchasing containers make sure to measure and do the steps of putting things back to see what you actually have and need to contain.
I came up with a printable for you that the amazing @apletters created! If you need something created, she is your gal. She gets the vision and is fast. Check out her Etsy shop HERE
Print your own Organizing Printable HERE
If you have more than just your clothes then you can make multiple check marks by each box. Same goes for the bathroom. Or print out multiple printable’s.
I will be encouraging you and sharing my organizing journey over on Instagram and in our Facebook Group! Love to have you participate in the challenge! For week one we will start with clothes. Share your organizing journey with hashtag #organizewithnestingwithgrace
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See more of our Organized Home and Tips HERE