Keeping this post short and sweet, so you can take the number one organization tip from today and reflect on it for a little bit.
First let me ask you- Is your home organized? What makes a space organized or unorganized for you? Does your definition of being organized come from trends or from your own personal ability to function well within your space?
The greatest tip for organizing your home is this...
Know what organization looks like for YOUR LIFESTYLE.
Every single one of us has a slightly different definition and purpose for our home. For some it may be a place of calm and serenity, for others it may be a space filled with laughter and hope, and still for others it may be a spot to gather and bring people together in conversation. With all of these various definitions for "home", it only makes sense that the organization within them may look a bit different as well.
Here are a few examples:
+ All dishes washed and put away vs. mixing bowls at the ready.
+ Books organized by color and size vs. by subject.
+ Collection of coffee mugs neatly organized vs. the shoe collection displayed as art.
+ Everything having a place for time and efficiency vs. a space well-lived in.
+ Weekly cleaning schedule vs. bimonthly cleaning schedule.
+ The list goes on...
The point is being organized is really important, because it allows you to cherish the moments, activities, and people that are truly meaningful to you. However, do not get stuck on the latest organizational trends, but rather ask yourself- What do you want to feel when you walk into your home? What makes a space appealing and how can you organize your items to create that look for your home? What lifestyle habits make you feel organized when it comes to your physical items? What does not matter to you when it comes to being organized? etc.
Organize your home by creating a system for your physical items that will allow you to show up for the lifestyle you want to see flourish within your space.
Bonus tip- Organization and designing a space go hand-in-hand in my book. If you are ready to define your space to match your lifestyle, you know where to find me lovely lady! (You may also find a few more posts showing up about the design/organization connection soon.)
Finally, I would love to hear what you would like to discover more about when it comes to home organization + design, so please leave me a comment below. :)