Clutter happens. It just does. We may not be proud of it, but even in the cleanest, most organized homes clutter somehow creeps into at least one junk drawer, drop zone, entryway, garage, closet, or pantry! Today we are getting real about clutter and providing some real life solutions to the problem! My friend Melissa from The Inspired Room has a new book launching this week and available on Amazon called Simple Organizing. Her book is a fantastic resource on how to tame your clutter for good!
We all love looking at tidy, magazine-worthy photos, am I right? Below is a picture of my family room that I might present to you here on the blog, or on my Instagram feed. It’s clean and polished and blog-worthy.
And here is a phone picture of what my family room looks like right now! Granted, it’s not terribly cluttered, but there is a suitcase, wall mirror, Target bag, and kitty playpen junking things up. The couch pillows and throw blankets are all disheveled–which is typical. My children and animals are decidedly against toss pillows!
Not impressed? Is this room not cluttery enough for you? Well then, let’s move to another spot that I’ve never shared on the blog. How about this room? Ha! Yes, this should do it!
How did this happen and more importantly what is the solution?! This room is the future home of our media room and everything currently in here does not have a designated home. When we moved in, I placed everything I wasn’t sure what to do with inside this room with the best of intentions to tackle it “soon”. It has taken us awhile to determine how we want our home to work for us and now that we’ve decided, I’m ready to tackle this room and get rid of most of what you see here! If we aren’t careful, clutter can overtake our home and render entire spaces useless.
“Clutter multiplies if we aren’t keeping up with it. We have to adapt our systems along with the changes that take place in our life. We need to continually pare down what we keep so we can be free to do the things we really want to do in life.” Melissa, The Inspired Room
Melissa encourages us to make our homes our sanctuary and not our storage rooms! Learning to tackle clutter is a life skill that helps us live a more inspired life! I think you’ll love learning from Melissa’s tips covered in Simple Organizing: 50 Ways to Clear the Clutter.
How about a giveaway?! In celebration of her book launch, Melissa is offering a chance to win a $250 gift card to The Container Store over on The Inspired Room. You can also enter to win a copy of her new book by commenting on this post and telling me your clutter confession! A winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, April 11th!
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