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Well, this is our mid- challenge check in, and I have to admit trying to organizing in the middle of a move is hard. I had planned to get everything neat, organized and then pack it. I’m finding that is extremely difficult to do. With all the craziness that goes on with buying a house (plus I had to take a break to get sick on top of everything) I’m finding it hard not to just to throw it all in a box and be done.
I have managed to fight the urge with a few areas of the house and actually organize first. You can check out more of my de- junking process on Instagram, where I have been sharing before and after photos of the projects I’m tackling.
Even though my spring de- junking challenge looks a little different than most, I’m definitely still learning a few things. For example, that everything needs a place, and that place should be easily accessible. If I open the mail on the opposite side of the house from where the file cabinet is, I’m kind of setting myself up for failure. There are way to many places it can be laid and forgotten about in between. That is something I will keep in mind when figuring out where to empty these now packed boxes.
The second thing I have learned is you can’t really organize until you know what you have. I have craft supplies everywhere. If I went out to purchase containers for those things, I would most likely misjudge what I needed and end up with no place for stuff again. My plan of action to prevent things like this, is to separate all my craft supplies into boxes according to how I would like them stored. Then when I get to the new house I can clearly see what I have and buy containers accordingly, leaving extra space for growth of course.
Do you have any organizing tips? I would love to hear them.
Don’t forget to enter our Spring De- Junk Challenge Giveaway!
Heidi @ One Creative Mommy
Thanks for joining me in the challenge, Brenna! Good luck figuring out where everything belongs. I’ve been in the same house for five years, and I still haven’t figured it out!
Brenna, I agree that organization is a key part of the de-junking process! Good luck….and thanks for joining me in this challenge! 😀
Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas
So glad we’re experiencing this torture together. I am loving the process, but I’m not in the middle of a move. I’m super excited to see what you do with your new place.