I think it’s important to let you know right from the start… I’m not a very organized person. Okay, I’m not organized at all! I know where everything is in my house, or I can find it in the second or third place I look. That’s good, right?!
I also tend to keep things that I probably don’t need, which only adds to the clutter. But with two kids in school, you never know what you’re going to need for projects or activities. Seriously though… old magazines, clothes, dishes. They can come in handy! And the amount of blankets I have. Definitely a good thing when ten kids decide to sleep over!
I’ve always liked having extra things!
But… After reading Organizing For Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases, by Jane Stoller, I’m having second thoughts.
I’ll be honest though, a lot of the suggestions in the book just won’t work for me or our home or lifestyle. I’m too set in my ways to change now. I like the chaos!
I will, however, be applying some of what I learned from the book to a lesser extreme. I mean, if de-cluttering can help me stay on budget and feel better, why not give it a try?! And being organized is a great thing to teach the kids.
“De-cluttering your space can help you de-cluter your brain, making you less stressed, and more productive.”
I think some people would definitely benefit from reading Organizing For Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases, by Jane Stoller. Especially young people just starting out in their own home. If I would have started living this way from the beginning, I think I would have continued it. Highly recommended for some!