Office Makeover

We have now been in our new house for almost 2 months, and we still are not completely unpacked and settled.  Life and lack of motivation have kept us from finishing.  We did get a lot done this past weekend because we forced ourselves to work on it.  Most of the main level is done except hanging pictures and my husband’s office. Everything upstairs is done except hanging pictures as well.  The basement on the other hand is another story.  It is a complete disaster of unopened and half opened boxes.  You can barely walk through where the girls’ playroom/rec room area is.  There is stuff everywhere.  Then there is the wall of teacher stuff that I never finished going through.  The media room is mostly done, I think.  We just have to make ourselves get it done. I know we will all be happier once it is finished.  No one wants to go down there now to do anything because it is such a mess. While the task is a little overwhelming, we all know that it needs to be done and done soon! 

My next project and area of focus, though, is my office down there.  It is also a complete disaster that you can barely walk through. I have a small area on the floor  carved out where I have a floor chair so I could make the shirts for my daughter’s cheer team a couple of months ago.  The room needs a lot of work.  The previous owner used it as a woodworking shop so the walls have a coat of saw dust on them that doesn’t just wipe off.  He had these big wooden shelves bolted to the walls to hold lumber that are still there and will need to come down eventually.  The walls will need to be repaired to cover the giant holes from the bolts. Plus, there is also a hole in one of the walls that also needs to be repaired. Once all of that is done, we can begin painting the walls.  We did have carpet installed over the concrete floor, which is nice.  I tend to work on the floor a lot so I wanted something soft to sit on.  I am not sure how far down the road it will be before we can get the walls done, but I can’t leave the room the state that it is in much longer because I cannot find anything.  Plus, you really can’t get to the walls to make any repairs at the moment! That leaves me to the project of unpacking and going through boxes upon boxes of stuff that hasn’t been unpacked or seen since we moved almost a year ago from Georgia.  

As far as furniture for the room, I already had a worktable that houses my heat press and silhouette machine.  I also have a small, old desk that actually belonged to my mom when she was a kid and that I used growing up. I have mainly used in the past just to store things because it doesn’t really work for me as a functional desk.  It needs a new coat of paint and some repair as it has been moved around for many years and is not the most stable desk in the world. Oh, and I also have a small cube shelf that I picked up at Walmart a couple of years ago for more storage. Other than that, I had no other furniture to fill the large space or a decent desk for me to use. My husband has a nice cherry, manly desk that we have had for years that goes in his office. I have never really used it other than to store notecards and the printer.  I’ve never had a desk that was just for me since we got married, and I feel like I need one to keep me more organized. Ikea to the rescue! We made a trip to Ikea this past weekend to shop for office furniture for me.  I ended up getting a customizable desk so that I had the space and added storage that I need.  Basically, I chose a large tabletop with two different storage units to act as the base of the desk.  One storage unit has 5 drawers and the other has 4 drawers with one drawer being for hanging files. I didn’t want anything overly fancy.  I wanted something that was functional for my needs and that didn’t cost me a fortune.  I chose to do it in all white for a clean, modern, and sleek look.  I also purchased this drawer unit to store all of my vinyl for crafting projects. I would eventually like to also get this taller drawer unit and something similar to this shelving unit to go behind my desk. Those are definitely purchases for down the road, though. Of course, since I got a new desk, I also had to get a new chair. I really need a chair that is comfortable. I sat in several chairs before choosing.  It felt like the one I chose had good back support for me while still being comfortable. Because of the carpet, I also had to get a plastic mat to go on the floor so the chair will roll.

Now that I finally have a desk, I am feeling a little more motivated to tackle the room and the boxes. I can’t put the desk together until I clean out the space to make room for it. I totally have a vision for the space, but it is going to be a long time before the full vision comes to life.  My wallet (and husband <wink>) will only allow me to do a little at a time. I cannot wait for it all to come together, though. I will be spending a lot of time down there so I want it to be perfect. I have to get out of this recliner in the family room where I have been sitting to work everyday.  It is killing my back and hips! Plus, I feel like there will be less distractions when I am working in my own office that just contains the things I need to work on.  I will be keeping you all posted with the transformation so that you can see how I organize everything.  It will definitely be a work in progress for many days to come.

Anchored,

Organization Hack: Over the Door Shoe Organizer

Today I want to talk to you about a simple over the door shoe organizer with clear plastic pockets that you can get at places like Walmart, Target, or Amazon. Sometimes you can even find them at your local dollar store. This simple thing can be used in so many ways other than just for shoes.  I recommend that you use the ones with clear pockets so that you can see what is in each pocket easily.  These also come in a variety of sizes.  Some are short, some are long, and they have varying numbers of pockets.  You can pick the one that best suits your needs.  While these are meant to hang on a door, you can also hang them on the wall using command hooks. There really are a number of uses for this simple organizing tool. I have compiled several uses for these from other bloggers to give you an idea of how this simple, inexpensive thing can get you organized easily. 

The possibilities are endless, but one of my favorite ways to use these is to organize toys.  You can use them in your child’s bedroom or in a playroom.  For years, my daughter had one on the back of her closet door that we used to store Barbie Dolls and all the accessories that come with them.  All those little shoes, clothes, and other tiny pieces were organized and stored in there.  They were easy to see, easy to access, and easy for her to clean up. You could also use them for things like Matchbox cars, Shopkins, LOL dolls, action figures, and more.  My girls collect the small Beanie Boos, and this would be a great way to store them or other stuffed animals as well. You could even use them for Legos and sort them in the pockets by color or shape. 

Another way I have used them before is for long vacations.  We once did a 10 day trip to Disney, and I packed one of these organizers in my suitcase. We used it to hold everyone’s toiletries and things so that they weren’t taking up space on the one bathroom sink that we had.  Yes, I know I am weird, but it worked.  It kept the bathroom neat and tidy for the whole trip.  I have also seen people take them on cruises.

These are also great for use in the kitchen. You can hang them on your pantry door or somewhere else in the kitchen.  You can even hang small ones on the back of cabinet doors. You can use it for snacks, spices, kitchen utensils, food packetswater bottles, and more. 

Check out these other uses too. The possibilities really are endless.

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As you can see there are tons of uses for these shoe organizers. You can even hit up Pinterest for even more ideas, including a spice garden.

Anchored and Organized,

Organization: Professional Purge

The time has come when I have to begin the purge of all of my teaching supplies.  Because I was a teacher for 17 years, I have accumulated A LOT of stuff.  You always hear that teachers have to spend their own money to decorate and supply their classrooms, and I am here to tell you that it is true.  Any decoration or poster or anything else found in my classroom over the years was either purchased by me or made by me.  As a special education teacher, many of the materials and books I used for teaching were also either purchased or created by me. I have probably spent several thousands of dollars and a countless number of hours on my class over the years. It is really sad that teachers are forced to do that, but I can tell you that I would do it all over again because I wanted the best for my students. I wanted anything that I could get my hands on that would help them.  I wouldn’t change that for the world.  Now, because I was a special education teacher and taught multiple grade levels at once, my collection of teaching tools grew exponentially each year. Every kid was different in what they needed and every year/group of kids was different. I would need different things to reach them.  I never wanted to get rid of things because I never knew when, or if, I would get another student that would have similar needs and be able to benefit from it.  Needless to say, I now have at least 50 boxes of school stuff that I have been carrying around since I quit teaching full-time almost 4 years ago.  

Since I know that I will not be returning to teaching, at least for now, I really do need to thoroughly go through every single item in every single box and get rid of things. There are so many things that I can likely take to local schools that other teachers could use.  It certainly isn’t doing me or anyone else any good for it to sit in my attic or basement taking up unnecessary space.  I have to really reduce the amount that I have.  It is time.  It is going to be really hard for me to let it go, but I know that it is something that I have to do.  We just don’t have the space for it. How do I even start? The task is so overwhelming to me that I have put it off for almost 4 years.  The pictures don’t even fully show the scope of how much stuff I have and need to go through.  I don’t even know how to determine what to keep and what to give away.  It is going to take me days to get through it all.  I have to do it.  That’s what I keep telling myself.  I honestly think that this purge is going to be the hardest one that I have done yet.  I thought that purging my clothes would be the hardest, but now that I have done that, I think this one will be the hardest. It will definitely take the longest amount of time to complete, that’s for sure. 

Is there another profession out there that requires you to have your own supplies and stuff? I don’t think I know of one that requires this extent of stuff.  Do other professionals hang on to things for years? Probably not! Why do teachers do it? I don’t know a single teacher that doesn’t. If you aren’t a teacher, you may not have professional things that need to be purged, but there is something that you are hanging on to that you need to let go.  Maybe it is memorabilia.  Maybe it is items from you college or high school years.  Maybe it is a crazy collection.  There is something. I encourage you to go thorough it and let stuff go.  If I can do it, so can you. As I have said before, I am learning not to be controlled by my possessions.  I am learning to let things go, and it is so freeing.  It is time.  Just make yourself do it because I know you can. 

Anchored and Organized, 

10 Moving Tips and Tricks

If you read my post yesterday, you know that the past few days have been a little busy and stressful.  Because of that, I have not been able to continue my purging to share with you today. Hopefully, next week I will be back on track. Instead, I thought I would give you a few tips and tricks to moving in an organized way.  As a military family, we have moved 6 times in the past 18 years. To some military families that may not seem like a lot, but we got lucky and got to do 3 tours back to back in the same location.  Anyway, the point is that I have had a lot of experience with moving. For all of our moves up to this point, the Navy has paid for a moving company to move us and pack up all of our stuff.  You would think that having someone else do all of the packing and moving would make moving easy.  That is not the case, at least for me.  Yes, it is probably the OCD in me, but I have to do a lot of prep beforehand.  Some of these tricks I learned the hard way and some I got from reading other blogs and some are just me being obsessive. Here are my biggest tips if you are preparing to move. 

  1. Zip Lock Bags (Amazon) are your new best friend when in comes to moving in an organized way.  I feel like I should own stock in Zip Lock. When it is moving time, I bag up EVERYTHING! This includes small toys, kitchen utensils, spices, undergarments (Who wants some strange men touching your underwear and bras?), socks, and anything else you can think of.  Anything that can be bagged up will be.  This just helps keep items together.  Remember my jewelry post and my junk drawer post and how I use the little containers to store stuff?  I just put the whole container into zip lock bags.  That way, all that I have to do is pull it out in the new place and put it away. I even use those huge 2.5 gallon bags (Amazon) to put larger items in like the large divider in my junk drawer. I basically go through the kitchen drawers and dresser drawers and dump everything into a bag and then put it back in the drawer for the movers to pack up.  I do the same in the playroom with toys. Trust me, this will make your life so much easier when you are unpacking and it keeps things from getting lost. 
  2. Take pictures of the backs of your electronics (TV, DVR, speakers, computers, etc) so that you know how to hook them up when you get to the new house. You can even take pictures of serial numbers on all of your electronics so that you have it in case an item gets lost or damaged.
  3. Use colored Duct Tape (Amazon). Designate a separate color for each room. After the room has been boxed up, put a strip of duct tape on all of the boxes in that room in the same color. For example, every box in the master bedroom gets blue tape, and every box in the kitchen gets red tape, and so on. This helps the movers and you easily identify boxes and the location it should go in the new house. I will even use that color duct tape to tape a note to the door of every room to easily identify which room the boxes go in.
  4. Remote controls always get lost in a move.  Before the movers come, I gather all of the remote controls and place them all in a zip lock bag and put them into one designated box.  This becomes my hardware box.  All cords, chargers, and things of that nature go in that box. 
  5. Another thing that goes in that box is all of the hardware from the furniture.  As the movers take a bed apart, I collect all of the screws and pieces needed to put it back together.  I then put them all in a Zip Lock bag and label them.  Again, this makes it so much easier when you are at the new house and are trying to put furniture together.  
  6. Keep the hardware box with you. Do not let it go on the moving truck. This way you will know where it is when you need it. 
  7. Keep out one set of clean sheets for each bed you own and a set of towels for each person in your house.  Put them in a Space Saver vacuum seal storage bag like these (Amazon).  Do not let the movers put this on the truck either.  Keep it with you. There is nothing worse than moving into a new house with boxes everywhere when you are exhausted and want to go to bed and you can’t find the sheets, or you need a shower and cannot find a towel. 
  8. I personally do not let the movers take my photo albums.  My wedding album, my daughters’ scrapbooks, and our Disney photo albums all come with me.  I do not want to take the risk of those precious memories getting lost. 
  9. Post it Notes (Amazon) are also my best friends when it comes to moving.  These come in to play when you get to the new house. When I get to the house before the movers arrive with all of my stuff, I walk through every room in the house deciding where each piece of furniture is going to go. I will then write what the piece of furniture is on the Post It Note and place that note on the wall that I want that piece of furniture put.  For example, both of my girls have a bed, a desk, and a dresser in their rooms.  I will go in their new rooms and place the Post It on the wall where I want the movers to put each of those three pieces. This makes it easier for the movers and it saves our backs from having to move them all to the correct place after the movers leave.  I also do this in the kitchen for myself. Yes, I am obsessive, but it works for me.  I will look at each cabinet and drawer and decide where I want all of my things to go. Then I will put a Post It Note on each of the cabinets and drawers labeling what goes there.  This way, no matter who is unpacking the kitchen (it’s usually me), they know where stuff goes. It makes unpacking go much faster this way.
  10. Remember you don’t have to do everything at once. Take your time and put things where you want them to go to avoid moving stuff around later. I always try to unpack one room at a time. It is easier and makes me feel more accomplished when I can complete a room.

Those are my best tips for having an organized move.  The key is Zip Lock bags, a hardware box, and Post It Notes. I am not looking forward to our move in a few weeks.  The Navy will not be moving us since we are just moving a few streets over in the same area.  That means we have to do it all ourselves.  Thankfully, we will have several weeks to do the move and can do it slowly. My plan is to move room by room. I will keep you posted on how that goes and if I can add any further moving tips. Moving is a daunting task, but if you get yourself organized beforehand, things are much easier. I promise!

Anchored,

Organization: My Closet Purge

Last Friday we closed on our new house.  YAY!!! As I have mentioned before, we aren’t moving in right away for various reasons. One of those reasons is that we want to do a few renovations before we actually move.  One renovation involves my closet.  I think I have made it clear by now that my closet has always been my favorite area of the house.  I really do go there to hide when I am upset, angry, or just need time to think and pray. It’s my sanctuary. I know I am strange! The new house already has his and her walk-in closets, but they are pretty small.  My husband, surprisingly, plans to use both of them for himself. He doesn’t have a lot of clothes since he wears a uniform every day, so that should tell you that they aren’t that big.  Anyway, this all clearly means that there isn’t currently enough closet space for me. There just so happens to be a little “sitting room” tucked back in a corner right off of the two walk-ins that we will never use.  That room is going to be converted into my closet. If you haven’t guessed by now, I am super excited about it.  

A few weeks ago, we went to a home show at an expo center nearby.  While we were there, we stopped at the Closet America display and talked to the people there.  They were offering a deal of 25% off and free installation.  Then, if we booked the consultation that day, we got an additional 5% off.  Of course we jumped on that and booked the consult for the day after closing.  We planned for them to do the closet and the small mudroom area downstairs.   They told us to expect the consult to be at least 90 minutes.  You guys, the consult took 4 hours! I am not at all complaining because I loved every part of it, and I highly recommend Closet America.  The designer was so awesome to work with, and she really got my vision for the space. She also said she probably had as many clothes as I did which made me feel a little better. I’m not alone in my addiction!

The consult started with our designer taking very detailed measurements of every wall, every angle, and more.  When she was done we sat down with her to go over all of the finish and knob options and to kind of talk about what I was looking for.  I had brought her pictures of my current closet so that she could get an idea of the amount of storage that I needed.  Then, she went to work designing and asking me questions along the way.  When she finally turned her computer around to show me what she had come up with, I was floored! It was so cool.  She could even show it to us in 3D.  From there we walked through each wall and made changes and adjustments as we saw fit. We went back and forth on whether or not to leave space for one of my antique vanity tables against one wall. We ultimately decided to have it incorporated into the design so we had to make some more adjustments to compensate for the racks and shelves that it was taking away on that one wall. We continued to tweak it several more times until we came up with the final design. I am so freaking excited about it! I will say that we did pick the least expensive finish and drawer pulls and knobs to keep the cost at a minimum, but it is still going to be amazing and better than any closet I have ever had.   It includes shelving, drawers, hanging racks for different lengths of clothes, a shoe rack highlighted between two windows, and a small island in the center of the closet. I cannot wait to see it all come to life! 

Having this cool design motivated me even more to purge and get rid of stuff.  I have been putting off purging my own clothes, but this gave me the kick in the behind that I needed. I began the long process this past weekend.  I will say that it is VERY HARD for me to get rid of my clothes, shoes, and accessories. You all have seen my current closet (if you haven’t, you can check it out here), and you know that I have a TON of clothes. That is my weakness.  Some (my husband) may even say that it is my biggest flaw. I can’t help it. I love clothes.  I do! I know that it is over the top and excessive, and I really am working on it. Isn’t admitting that you have an addiction the first step to recovery??? I was originally planning to use the Marie Kondo method of pulling everything out and putting it into a pile to go through like I did with my daughters’ closets, but I just don’t have the time for that. Instead I pulled out sections at a time and went through them.  I am proud to say that I filled up not one, not two, but three large black trash bags full of clothes to donate. That was just from the hang-up clothes alone. I did not even get to go through pants, shorts, t-shirts, scarves, purses, or anything else yet.  Now, if you were to walk into my closet right now, you would think that there is no way that I purged anything because I still have so much, but I really did.  I will admit that it was hard.  There may or may not have been multiple pieces that were thrown on the floor to donate and then hung back up multiple times, but I am really proud of myself for the amount I ended up letting go. It really is a big deal to me. My plan is to finish the rest of it this week, but I am not sure that will actually happen with all that we have going on.  Once I have been through everything and removed the items that I am getting rid of, I plan to go through it all again one more quick time to see if I can let go of a few more things.  I really don’t want to be ruled by my possessions.  I really want to let stuff go, but as I’ve said, it is difficult.  I clearly have an addiction that I need to work harder at overcoming.  Baby steps! I am getting there slowly but surely. 

I cannot wait to show you all the new closet once it gets done and we move in. It really is going to be amazing! Until then, I will keep purging!

Anchored and Organized,

An Imperfect House

I am pretty sure that by now you have all seen the proof to confirm my self-diagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  No, it is not debilitating like so many that have the true diagnosis, but it is a big part of who I am. I really believe that I have a mild case of it. I like my routine. I like things organized. I like order. My introverted, type A personality comes in to play with it as well.  I am very methodical.  I don’t like change.  I need a plan and schedule. It’s just who I am. I know it about myself and I try to not let it affect my daily life too much. 

You have already seen several of the ways that I keep my home organized with the tips and tricks I have shown you.  I have recently had a couple of people message me asking how I manage to keep my house so perfect after seeing some of my organizing posts.  Is my house perfectly neat and clean all the time? Absolutely not! I want you all to know, that I am far from perfect and my house is far from perfect. There is no perfect solution or magic wand I can wave to make my house neat and tidy or to tell you how to make yours perfect. I just showcase things that I have found that work for me that you can take and use however works best for you. You would think that someone that prides herself on her organization skills would have the perfect house, but that is far from the truth.  Yes, I try to keep things very neat and organized. Most things have a home somewhere in the house.  Most rooms in the house are usually neat and organized. Now, my kids’ rooms are a different story, but I have pretty much given up on keeping their things organized. I go in there and spend hours organizing only to have it destroyed in a few days.  It is clear that neither of them inherited the organization gene from me. I just try to avoid their rooms because it gives me anxiety.  I will say that right now, this house is definitely not in the order that I prefer it to be in and it also gives me anxiety.  We are in a constant state of limbo right now. We have not fully committed to this house that we are in now because we know that it was only temporary.  It’s not our home. That means that there are still unopened boxes all over the basement.  The office is a mess because it still has boxes in it and things that never really got put away because we knew they were going to get packed back up soon. There are opened boxes where some things were pulled out to find the one thing in there that we needed that never got put back in the box.  My husband and I have both said that we can’t wait to get in our new house and can finally be settled.  Living in limbo like this makes us all crazy. 

There are two areas of my house that I struggle with the most and those are the kitchen and laundry room.  I have mentioned before that the kitchen table and bar are the dumping ground for every member of my family.  Things just seem to collect there all the time and there will be mounds of stuff. It drives me nuts. There also always seems to be a dishwasher full of clean dishes and a sink full of dirty dishes. I am trying to hold my kids more accountable now that they are older and try to make them help with unloading, reloading, and washing the dishes.  The problem comes when my oldest is never home because of practice and my little one gets upset because she thinks she does all the work.  It’s like a never-ending cycle.  Everything in the kitchen has a place and things are organized, but the kitchen is still a mess. I have shown you the pantry and drawers and how they are organized. You would think that would help the mess, but it doesn’t. My youngest daughter takes a lot of medications for all of her medical issues and my oldest takes a lot of vitamins since she is so active.  No one can ever seem to put the pill bottles back in the organized cabinet designated for those things. They just sit on the bar and it makes me crazy. Despite my organizational efforts in the kitchen, there is always stuff everywhere. The laundry room is tough because there is a constant need to wash and never enough time to fold and put away.  Clothes get immediately sorted into each individual family member’s basket as soon as they come out of the dryer, but sometimes those baskets will sit there and not get folded right away; or I will fold everything and put it back in the baskets for each person to put away, and they never get put away because there is not enough time.  Time is the biggest downfall at keeping the house neat and orderly at all times. I know I need to be more intentional with my time and stay on top of everyone to do their part.  It has to be a team effort.

Even though I feel like I am a pretty organized person, I am constantly seeking out more ways to keep my home and belongings neat and tidy. I can scroll through Pinterest all day long looking up organization. I love it. I am currently reading through a book by Toni Hammersley called The Complete Book of Home Organization (Amazon). She also has a book entitled The Complete Book of Clean: Tips and Techniques for your Home (Amazon) that I plan to get next. I have followed her blog, A Bowl Full Of Lemons, for a long time and am currently in a home organization challenge in her Facebook group, 2019 Home Organization Challenge with a Bowl Full of Lemons.  It is neat to see and hear what others do to organize and how they interpret the suggestions from the challenge and book.  It excites me! I know; I’m weird! LOL! There are some great tips and tricks you can find in the book, on her blog, or in the group.  I have also recently watched the much talked about series on Netflix, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.  She has a book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Amazon), that I plan to read soon as well.  I enjoyed watching the series because I was able to see that many of the things that she recommends are things that I have already been doing for years.  For example, they way that she recommends how to fold t-shirts and other clothes and line them upright in your drawers is something that I have been doing for years and never knew that I was following the KonMari Method way of doing things. The thing that really strikes me about her method, though, is the one thing that I am going to commit to doing in the coming weeks. She encourages you to go through all of your things, hold them in your hands, and ask yourself if that thing sparks joy for you.  If it doesn’t, it is something that you should get rid of. One of my biggest flaws is holding on to things when I don’t need to.  This is especially true of clothes (not just mine, the girls’ clothes too), books, and memorabilia or sentimental items. I have a hard time letting some things go.  For example, I have one big tote that is full of memorabilia from elementary and middle school.  Why am I keeping all that stuff? I have a tote full of my dolls from when I was a kid. Neither of my kids ever played with them.  Why am I still holding on to them? I have books on education from college that I will likey never look at again and that are way out of date, but I still keep them just in case. Even though my house is organized, there is still a ton of stuff that I don’t need to keep. This is something that I am going to work on in the next couple months leading up to our move.  Kind of piggybacking off my post yesterday, I need to clean out and get rid of things that we don’t need.  I need to not be ruled by the things I own. Those things don’t need to go with us to the new house. I need a fresh start. I am going to try to use Marie Kondo’s method of sparking joy to help me.  If you haven’t seen the series or read her book, I highly recommend them to help you get on the right path to a neat and tidy home.  I will bring you all along on my journey to purge and get even more organized in the coming weeks.

So…to answer the questions of those that have messaged me, I do not have the perfect neat and tidy home.  I am a constant work in progress.  I always see room for improvement.  As long as you are growing and changing, you are moving in the right direction.  That’s my philosophy.  I wrote this post today for those of you that are struggling to keep your house in order. I want you to know that you are not alone.  Even the most organized people struggle.  You can only do your best and commit to trying.  You have to figure out what works for you and your family.  Try taking small steps.  Marie Kondo says to start with clothes.  Toni Hammersley says to start with the kitchen.  Neither way is wrong.  You do you! That’s what I am going to do.  I’ll tell you where I am starting next week once I figure it out. I can assure you that my OCD self will have a plan and schedule for the next 2.5 months soon so that I can make sure I get it all done. Feel free to join me in my journey to purge and get rid of things that don’t spark joy for me and getting my home even more organized than it is now. I would love to hear how it is going for you. Keep me posted.

Anchored,