The first step in organizing your house, and therefore your life, is to decide what you need and what you can get rid of. You might want to consider sorting the stuff you are letting go of into two piles; junk, and things to donate. Your castoffs may still have life. Sorting out the junk will be easy. You can spot the things that need to go easily enough. It’s all the stuff that still has a bit of usefulness in them that are hard to let go of. Once you get it all sorted, give away the stuff you are donating – immediately. Then put the trash out for pickup as soon as possible. I say this because things have a way of worming back into your closet or whatever. If you get rid of it as soon as you can, it won’t come back, at least not that particular item.
Once you have that done, you can look at the space that you have made. I was hoping for more space when I did my bedroom closet, but sadly, that didn’t happen. I wasn’t ruthless enough, I guess. I will be doing this again later this year, and if any of my summer clothes don’t fit me right – they will become donations. I think I have more clothes than I actually need, but variety is nice. However, it does cut down on the space that is available. I have two closets in my bedroom, one for my tee shirts, sweatshirts, and so one and one that I have been using for my dress suits, blazers, and blouses. My plan was to combine the two closets into one closet. I think I can still do that, but it will be tight. I may have to let some of those things go. It’s been a while since I wore any of it. I would try to keep the suits and blazer, but some of the blouses could go. If I can do that, I can fit it into the other closet. Then I will have that closet to store my linens in. that would eliminate the under the bed storage I have been using. That would make it easier for me to put my bed on those moving pad things. Once I have it on those, I can swing it around when I make it.
Now when I say that I am trying to organize my house, I’m not saying alphabetize everything. That would be silly. What I mean are finding homes for the things sitting on the counter that could have a home, if I just got rid of the things in the cupboard that I no longer use. We all do that. I just need to go through every cupboard in the house and thin out the stuff that I don’t use anymore. I can donate things that still have life in them and junk the stuff that doesn’t. I just have to be ruthless. I can’t do that all at once. Well, I could, but I’d have to take time off work, stop writing anything, and do it. However, doing one at a time, would work. It will take me most of this year, but I think I can do it. Wish me luck.
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