Category: Home & Crafts
I had a realization this weekend and I actually think that today, National Organize Your Home Day, is the perfect reason to share it.
I realized that a bigger house means more overhead lights.
And that more overhead lights means more lightbulbs.
And that more lightbulbs means more time spent changing them.
And that, when all the lights are working in my bigger house, I am no better off than I was when all the lights were working in my smaller house.
What I mean is, a big portion of keeping your home organized is resisting the urge to believe that bigger is better and that acquiring more of something will make you happier.
If you're not careful, a bigger garage will just mean more space for storing more things you don't need.
And more pants and shirts just means more clothes jammed in your drawers, making it harder to keep them organized.
And more baking supplies crammed in your cabinets doesn't make your cookies taste any better. It just makes accessing the supplies more frustrating.
Yes, I'm thinking that at the core of National Organize Your Home Day, is an invitation to pair down. To quit acquiring things because you believe that more is better and to accept that when it comes to organizing, less might actually be more.
If you were going to organize your home, what are some things you could get rid of to start?
Posted on 1/14/2014 4:00 AM By Claudia In: [Home & Crafts], [Uncategorized]
Two weeks left until the end of the month. Still plenty of time to submit your entry for this month's Shineworks project.
This month is an ode to cardboard. It means hanging onto one of the shipping boxes that comes to you in the mail and using it to spread shine in your corner of the world.
Even the girl scouts are getting in on our fun this month. So far we have a sign, a centipede, and a flower vase. Pretty good for their first time out of the gate.
How about you? How will you repurpose a piece of cardboard to let someone in your corner of the world know he shines?
Posted on 12/17/2013 4:00 AM By Claudia In: [Home & Crafts]