Hey Everyone! Megan Here!

It’s almost Spring! I’m super excited! Time to break out all the bright decorations, make fresh, fun recipes, and of course…. Spring Cleaning. I’m overwhelmed by how much needs to be cleaned and decluttered. Over the last few months, we have been doing home improvements and repairs. We have stuff everywhere! I’ve been coming up with ways to make life easier and our home more manageable so we are not having to do so much at once.

5 Steps to a More Manageable homeHere are 5 Steps to a More Manageable Home:

1. Mail.

We get sooooo much mail. You know what I do with that mail, I sit it on the table, on the couch, on the kitchen counter. I basically sit it on whatever surface is near me. Eventually, I cave and shred mail for hours. HOURS! So lately as soon as I get the mail, I immediately toss the junk mail and shred any personal documents. I have noticed such a difference, and the mail isn’t doubling as a place mat for our dinner plates.

2. Dishes.

I have discovered that if I unload the dishwasher while cooking dinner, this magical thing happens where I can put the dinner plates, pots, and pans in the dishwasher right after dinner. Typically, after dinner I get side tracked and forget about dishes and don’t want to unload and load the dishwasher. Not having to do that extra step right then makes all the difference.

3. The Closet.

I always find myself overwhelmed by the amount of clothing in my closet. Getting rid of useful things is a problem for me. I have accumulated many clothing items through the years and have hardly gotten rid of anything thinking I’ll need it for something. Seriously, I probably wear less than half of it on a regular basis. I’ve been working to get rid of items that don’t fit, are not repairable, or that I don’t wear. So, to avoid going through this painful process again, if I buy a new item of clothing, I take one out of the closet that I don’t wear to donate or sell.

4. The Fridge.

We keep the oldest leftovers and things that expire first towards the front of the fridge, so I don’t forget about them and have them go to waste. I also don’t have as much to do when I clean out the fridge.

5. Putting things away.

This gem Katy shared with me. Every time she leaves a room, she picks up an out of place item to put away. This is such a great way to keep my home organized.

 

Share your tips for managing your home with us!

 

Thanks for reading!

Megan

 

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