Next Saturday is February 1st! Let's take note of some things now that we're almost into month 2 of 12. One, we've survived the first month of 2020. Two, we're that much closer to warm weather. Three, that means it's time to do some cleaning. Nothing crazy but enough that you feel refreshed, calm, maybe less stressed as the weather gets warmer. Luckily for all of you, cleaning and organizing is my specialty. Sit back and relax as I go over all the things you should reorganize, repurpose, or just get rid of all together.
Have a drawer that's bugging you because you can't find anything? A closet? A desk? A shelf? A wallet? There's an easy fix! Move some things around. I find myself reorganizing things all the time and this process is one that really works for me.
Step 1: Remove everything. Whether it's a drawer, shelf, or an entire desk, take EVERYTHING out. You want to be able to see it all so you can easily decide what to keep, give away, or throw away.
Step 2: Separate into piles. One for everything you want, don't want, or whatever's beyond help. I recommend a trash can present for this step. You'll probably try to rationalize keeping something but if the garbage is right there, you'll be able to let it go without any issues. Plus, you also don't want to have too much because that'll just create the problem all over again.
Step 3: Reorganize. After you've decided what to keep, make piles again based on what it is. When I reorganized my desk I made a craft drawer (paper, colored pencils, stickers, etc), a necessities drawer (notebooks, chargers, wallet, speakers, everything I wanted to be able to grab easily), a journal drawer (for my current and extra future journals), a lost and found drawer (for everything that doesn't't have a designated spot), a journal archive drawer (for all my past journals that are full), and another necessities drawer (Everything I still want access to but not the very first drawer).
You'd be surprised but there's actually a lot of stuff you can repurpose. Clothes can be turned into new accessories, jewelry can be remade, you can even make stationary out of small scrapes of paper. Always think about repurposing before you throw away or donate. However, repurpose within reason. If it's about to fall to pieces don't worry too much about throwing it away.
Get Rid of It
Sometimes things are beyond repair. Especially if they've been jammed in a drawer for months or years. Here are a few things you should get rid of to make room for the new. Dry pens or markers, broken pencils, things you haven't worn, used, or even remember buying, ripped clothing, expired makeup, broken containers, things that are taking up space, and anything else you feel shouldn't be there.
That's all for this week! Keep warm with all this cold weather coming through and enjoy the last few days of January! Make the most of them!
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