I’m not going to sugarcoat it – I have a shopping problem. Whether it’s shoes, baby clothes (SO CUTE), makeup, hijabs, or really anything and everything, I’ll probably needwant it. I’m also really bad at letting things go (okay, I may be a bit of a hoarder), but I just know that I’m going to need that old jewelry box one day, and that I’ll definitely fit into those size 2 jeans soon.
Can you tell I have a problem? Anyway, I decided to take my problem into my own hands and decided to read about the #KonMari method. You’ve probably heard about it or read about it somewhere but it’s essentially the art of de-cluttering and cleaning up your entire life/home/closet. One of the key things I took away from the method is to toss things that don’t “spark joy” – that meant clothes, trinkets, old greeting cards, and so on. You can also apply this to your life, and get rid of all your frenemies that don’t “spark joy” in your life – just a little #protip for you.
Here are other ways I de-cluttered and reorganized my life:
1 - Get rid of old clothes that have stains that you’ll NEVER get out. It’s just not worth the closet space.
2 - Get rid of clothes/shoes that make you feel uncomfortable because they give you blisters, or because they’re way too tight. Girlfriend, there is a 10% chance that you’ll lose all that weight, and hey – if you do lose the weight, then you deserve NEW clothes!
3 - Only buy clothes that you KNOW you’ll wear many, many times. And only buy clothes that will pair nicely with other things in your closet. If you need to find the perfect blouse for that skirt, then put it back down and walk away from the clothing rack.
4 - Only keep the basic necessities readily available so you can speed up your morning routine and not be overwhelmed. On my vanity, I have my blush, my foundation and my mascara. Everything else is put away for special occasions. I’m also a mask and skin care junkie, but I only keep my daily moisturizer and cleanser out.
5 – Labels. They are your friends. Get some plastic containers from Wal-Mart or the local dollar store and sort out ALL the stuff. Then label it! I do a lot of DIYs so I had a lot of crafting stuff. I sorted it all out, bought a label maker and went to town. Now I know which box has what and life is grand.
6 – Lists. They are also your friends. Write everything down, and cross items off as you complete them.
These are just a few of my tips. I may be a hoarder but I really do love organizing. I promise you that you’ll feel SO much better once you get rid of stuff you don’t use/want, and use the rest of your stuff efficiently.