•more time from washing less dishes •more space in kitchen utensil draw
•mental clarity from no longer owning so many utensils
•a tidier kitchen
If you don’t host, then reconsider the amount of utensils you own. Try this: compare how many utensils you own verses how many people live in the home. Also ask yourself, do you need 10 forks if only 3 people live in the home?
Try having two forks for every person or two spoons for every person.
I’m finding that a lot of people are already organized but don’t trust the organization systems they put in place. It’s understandable and I can definitely relate.
What I do to combat that is I revisit the systems that I already created. But like any other system, it doesn’t work without you. I’m talking to the people who already gathered stuff to donate. But the donation bags/boxes are sitting in your hallway, closet, or still in your car trunk.
Schedule a day to bring it to your local thrift store, good will, shelter, or donation bin. OR Google “free donation pick up” to see if your’re eligible to get your donations picked up for FREE. You’re welcome 🤗.
Tip Organize For Love: Donate Shoes That Hurt Your Feet
Donate shoes that hurt your feet to gain:
•peace of mind from decreased anxiety •more fun getting dressed •more time from less decisions to make •lighter spirit from removing items in your space that cause you discomfort •appreciation for your wardrobe •better foot health •better back health
No matter your reason for keeping and wearing shoes that hurt your feet, ask yourself, would you date someone that hurt your feelings every time you speak to them❓ I hope not 🤔
When I held onto shoes that hurt my feet, I was frustrated before I even put them on. The thought of wearing hurtful shoes was enough to fill my body with angst. Then coupled with wanting to look cute but not wanting to be in pain, I felt more decision making anxiety. These small anxieties accumulate over time and become a bigger problem. And times this small anxiety by how many shoes you own that hurt your feet.
Tip Organize For Love: Sort Through Your Cleaning Products
First things first, identify the products you use consistently. The products that are almost empty, hence your consistent use. Put your more frequently used cleaning products to the side. Keep those.
Second, check for duplicate products. Do you have 3 different types of stove cleaners? Keep your favorite one and toss the duplicates. Do this for each type of cleaner. Lastly, put aside products that you don’t recognize, are unopened, and/or you have no idea what to do with them. A major key to a decluttered home is to keep what you actually use. It’s simple, we complicate it because we think we need more than we do.