Have you ever taken a look around your house and just wanted to pull your hair out.
I figured I wasn’t the only one.
And you’ve probably read the articles telling you how to “get your home organized in 3 easy steps” or “5 days to an organized home”. Yep, I’ve read those too.
But you know what….they don’t work.
Because they either have you pulling everything out of your drawers, cupboards, and closets all at once (a recipe for disaster in my opinion), or they are such shallow suggestions that things are messy and disorganized again once you close the drawer or door.
Am I right?
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Here’s the thing with getting organized (or pretty much anything in life)…quick and fast generally doesn’t create lasting results.
So what does? Because sometimes we do look around our house and want to pull our hair out (or scream at the hubby and the kids!).
The only thing that creates lasting change is taking one step at a time, in a methodical fashion, doing the work that needs to be done, and then working to create new habits.
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That’s it. No magic tricks, no unrealistic promises, just some truth.
So for the next few weeks I’m going to go through some common areas in our homes that tend to get cluttered, messy, and generally create that home frenzy that drives us crazy.
You’ll get one area to work on with a few tips. And most importantly, some time to actually get the work done before being bombarded with the next area you’re supposed to frantically clean out. Because you know what…that approach doesn’t work.
Don’t ask how I know.
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So stay tuned. Next week we’re going to take a look at the Drop Zone – that area in every home where everyone just plops things.