One of the biggies for me (& probably most of us) is paper that comes into the house. It's overwhelming! Way too much coming in. Here's how I handle it:
Remove the junk. Everything that is not vital gets thrown out. No time for it. No room for it.
Deal with it. Some things can be read & then tossed, no need to even bring it inside. I go through the mail in my car or the garage. Keep that paper from ever getting into the house if you can! If it's need to get filed, I have a to-be-filed box on my desk if I'm feeling lazy. If I have time, I go ahead & file it. If it's an invitation, I put it on the fridge because they make me happy. I don't magazines anymore, because I don't want to deal with them. Pinterest is my magazine these days. If it's for my husband, I put it at the computer ; which is right by my to-be-filed box.
There are so many! My husband got us this great app for our phones called Home Budget:
Using this app, I can input my receipt & it synchs with his right away & I can throw the receipt away after that (unless I need to file it for taxes). It's nice to not have a purse full! It's also nice to be instantly balanced at all times.
3) Papers brought home from various places: There has to be a home for these items. maybe it's in the to-be-filed box or out on the fridge or on the desk in a "to-do" box. If they don't have a specific home, based on what it is, it will become clutter.
4) Kid's Art: I have heard some good ideas about this lately. Some people take pictures and print them in a collage.
How cute is That?
Some people keep the best art of the year & have one binder per year. Some people keep a large gallery wall with cute frames to display the art until new art is created.
Martha Mcglothlin posted this on HGTV's Rate My Space
|Scribbles and Such|
I'm sure there are other things that I didn't mention, but these are the things that come to mind right away. They can really be stressors, right? Keep a paper recycling bin in your kitchen that is readily accessible & toss all that extra!
This week Holly organized her kids' closet! Brave woman!! Here's her post.