Saturday, January 31, 2015

Week 3

Did it:

Kim--My goal for this week was to declutter and organize my bedroom--which was great because I found the missing library book and my missing calendar!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Week 2

I met my goal:

Kim-- Ben and I cleaned, decluttered, and organized our laundry room and linen closet today, which was my cleaning goal for this week, just in time to get a new washer and dryer! Our dryer broke a couple weeks ago. I can't wait to stop hanging wet laundry all over the house!


Purpose of a Room

Hi everyone! How is the cleaning going?

I wanted to share something I learned from this book by Peter Walsh, an organizing professional.

Here is the thought that caught my eye.

"When the purpose of a room is lost, clutter follows."

I love this quote, because I've found it to be true.  Walsh advocates a purpose-base house, where you decide what a room is best used for before you decide what goes in the room. Anything that doesn't match the room's purpose has to go.

Walsh encourages families to talk together to determine what the purpose of each room and space should be. If a collective dicision is made, a room (and it's stuff) will stay true to it's purpose.

Here are two more pages from the book that can really help in determining what a room's purpose should be. If you want to know more, you can find the book at the library.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Week 1

I met my goal for the week:

Kim--I decluttered and organized my entryway and living room.