Every clutter queen eventually hits her limit? Do you qualify? If not then carefully pass this on to someone who needs to get the message. Perhaps it is time to start experimenting with getting rid of just a few things. Don’t panic yet, this is just a beginning discussion and some possible experiments.
Here are some tips from the pros at Mother Earth News about Natural Home Living. Plus a few more tips .
Just go take a peak when you are ready. Here are 4 suggestions for you to consider.
- How bad is your clutter? If you read the Santa Fe magazine, or any Real Estate guide, you’ll always see Southwest minimalistic style places. You don’t have to become a showcase neat freak. Just take a quick scan of your house and pic 3 problem areas: example the kitchen or dining room table.
- If the kitchen table is overflowing with paper, books and bills, then give yourself 10 minutes to separate into piles, and make sure one pile equals throw away now. Have a bag ready and toss what you can. This is a test. At the end of 10 minutes, see how you feel.
- Look at your book shelf or magazine rack. Can you find 4 items that you no longer will use? Can you find a box of books that may reside in a closet? Before you do anything, ask yourself would changing this space enhance the room?
- Do you plan to get new outfits for the Spring? Find 5 outfits you never wear and donate them to your favorite NM thrift store. Now you have space for your new items. Can’t let any of those old clothes go? Do you have another storage place where you can put them? Presto, more room. In Santa Fe NM, many people have converted a wall in their garage with shelving and plastic storage containers to keep lots of their overflow. Another option would be to build a long closet in the garage and fill it up. All the stuff will create an extra layer of insulation for the house. Maybe also place an extra refrigerator, freezer, and grill in the garage as well. The kitchen will automatically lighten up.
Basically if you take small steps on a regular basis, you can become comfortable with de-cluttering a space. If you learn how to do it, then you can encourage and teach your family to approach their spaces too. Don’t carry the burden by yourself.
Spend less on space organizers by visiting the Goodwill Store near you, in Santa Fe NM Goodwill in on Cerrillos Rd. Open Hands in Santa Fe NM also frequently have kits that would help you too. If you love to follow instructions in books, visit any thrift store in Santa Fe NM, and you will find books to help you de-clutter. Look on bulletin boards in local health food stores and you will find people ready for hire for you to team work on your declutter issues.
Remember you can also make donations at your local thrift store. If your old items are in good functional shape, most stores will accept them. Shop Santa Fe NM Thrift stores for great deals and savings.