Hi friends, yay to getting to Friday! Lately I’ve been thinking about organizing challenges. I used to run them years ago before they became all the rage. Participants would share their very messy and cluttered before pictures and then as well their newly organized afters. It was very inspiring, these ladies were so courageous to share their real lives and real homes for all the world to see. Then Pinterest came around and changed everything. Then it became more about picture perfect shots and making already organized homes just a little more organized. There is nothing wrong with that at all but it’s just not so much of a challenge then. It worried me that women (and men) who were really struggling with organization would feel defeated somehow if their home didn’t look a certain way and I just didn’t want to contribute to that. So in case anyone was wondering, that is why I no longer run them like I use to but maybe there is another way. I don’t know the answer but it’s just been something I’ve been thinking about it. Let me know if you have any suggestions :)
I’m not sure if you saw the picture I shared earlier this week but I was a purging machine last year. So while I call myself an organizing junkie, I think it’s clear that I love the power of the toss as well. That’s what I hope all my readers experience as well. Decluttering is power, it’s freedom from the chaos and stress in your life. It’s such a beautiful thing really. Please remember decluttering isn’t something you only do once a year.
I’ve got some great links to share with you this week to help you not only get organized but stay organized as well. I hope you like them!
My Weekly Favorite Organizing Links:
Speaking of decluttering, do you think it’s possible to declutter your home in 7 hours? Ashley at Simply Designing seems to think so. Free printable too!
And another one –> How to Declutter & Organize Any Space ~ @ Clean & Scentsible
How to Make the Most of Your Mornings by Creating a Plan ~ @ Townsend House
How to Stay Organized: Finding Your Organizing Style ~ @ Simplify 101
An awesome kitchen command center ~ @ Delightful Order
Closet organizing tips galore! ~ a Professional Organizers Blog Carnival @ Organized Assistant
Have a happy organized weekend y’all!!