Organize Your Life One Space at a Time with my BFF Vanessa
We live in a world where we are constantly on the go. Therefore, it is easy to build up
clutter in the spaces around us. Have you ever detailed a space, whether it is your car, a room in
your house, or even a cabinet? How did you feel? Well, if you’re like me, I’m sure you felt a
sense of accomplishment. It is a rewarding feeling to step back and enjoy the benefits of a clean
and organized environment. Recently, I have undergone several projects within my home, to help
me keep my day to day life organized.
It started with my kitchen, in which I had plenty of cupboard space to utilize. I shopped
around for the best supplies to organize my pantry. If you have kids, then you know, snacks on
site is a must! My kid’s snacks began to overflow my cabinets. I picked up some clear plastic
tubs, which I found the best deal at Homegoods, however Target carries them also. You can use
really any bin or basket, I have just found the clear bins to work for my household. You then
organize each bin per each snack, for example, one bin has individual bags of Gold Fish
crackers, another has fruit snacks, so on and so forth. Next, I tackled my fridge. Yes, I used clear
bins for my fridge! Let me just say, GAME CHANGER! My fridge has never been this
organized, even my family has appreciated the new easy access in the kitchen.
I also redid my hallway closet, in which let me say, was a disaster! I was actually
embarrassed I had let it get as bad as it did. This project I completed this week. I have never felt
as content and overall at peace with my home! The vibes I have got from just organizing small
spaces within my home has added a calmness to the house. Too much? Try it and you will know
exactly what I am talking about!
A few starter points I can offer to begin organizing a space, first know which space to
tackle. Do not attempt doing your entire home, you will get overwhelmed, guaranteed! Pick your
space, once you have located the troubled area, go grab some supplies. By supplies I mean bins
or baskets. Make sure they are durable. Next, empty the space you are going to organize. Pull
everything out and sort through it. You may need to toss expired items or empty items, or donate
things you no longer use. Group the remaining items by likeness. For instance, in my hallway
closet I have one bin that holds my kids puzzles and game boards. Once everything is in their
appropriate bin, begin adding them back to the space. Lastly, step back and embrace your hard
work! Now it’s your turn to organize your life, one space at a time!