You know one of my big strategies is to NOT organize, just declutter.
It makes my life easier, helps me get started, and has made a huge difference in our home.
Really, it was a game changer.
It also keeps me from buying a bunch of containers I may never use. Not that I never use containers.
But when I do, it generally works like this:
In the middle of a decluttering project, I run across an empty storage container that is clutter. Like, it’s stacked or thrown or piled somewhere, empty. As I pick it up and start asking my two decluttering questions, I often think of a place in my home where I can use it. A place I’ve JUST decluttered. Since that place was decluttered (though not technically organized), it has been functioning better and I’ve gained an understanding of how that space works in our home.
That understanding helps me have a ba-jillion percent more realistic perspective on which organizing products would actually help.
So when I was doing some decluttering in my garage recently and ran across this pretty basket, I knew just where to put it.
Please ignore the invisible-until-I-saw-the-photo cracker box and other assorted items.
I like better.
And when I ran across this handy-dandy photo-sized box, I went and solved this better-than-it-was-before decluttered space that had been bugging me with its makeshift solution:
What? You don’t see the “new” photo storage solution? (But you do see the dust?)
I stuck it down here:
What? You would have dusted and straightened before you took your after picture? Yeah, I guess that would have a good idea.
Yay for using things I already have.--Nony