It’s been a while!
I have experienced a mix writers’ block and low self-motivation lately, and I apologize for bringing this to you so late. I am, however, excited to finally be back! School has been taking up the majority of my time along with dance, horses, and track *woot-woot*. But don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about you guys! I just needed a little break so that I could get back on track with things.
That being said, Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to get things organized. Today I will be covering everything from decluttering hacks to some simple ways to make your life easier. One of the best feelings is having all of your stuff together, and I am here today to make sure you do it right. Let’s get right into it!
1. Make a list
It is important to have a plan for so you get everything done. Here is an example:
- take anything that doesn’t belong in your bedroom and put it in the correct location
- wipe down your mirror
- fold and put away clothes laying around your room
- organize your closet/dresser
- switch seasonal clothing and donate unneeded items
- clean and organized your desk
- clean under your bed
- clean bedsheets
- vacuum carpet, including edges and under furniture
- burn a scented candle for a fresh smell
- do laundry
- organize your bookshelves
- dust shelves and crevices
- make a charging station for your electronics
- empty the trash
2. Get in the zone
Personally, I find organizing much more enjoyable with my favorite music in the background. Some people even watch TV while they clean. I personally get distracted by that, but I mean hey, if it works for you, go for it.
3. Try not to get distracted
I get distracted really easily when I clean, especially when I find something that I may have forgotten about. One time I was cleaning out my desk and found my old DS (I know, those things are ancient), and I ended up spending hours on it. The moral of the story is that it’s okay to look through old things, just try not to get to carried away.
4. DIY decorate
It is a lot of fun to make your own decorations for your room! I have made watercolor paintings, paper roses, and more little DIYs for my own room. I get most of my ideas from Pinterest, and I have a whole board filled with inspiration for you. Who knows, I might do a future post on some cute room DIYs, I guess we will just have to wait and see.
5. Make a schedule
Now, moving on to how to organize your daily life.
If you have a busy day ahead of you, isn’t a bad idea to make a schedule. That way, you know whether or not you can fit certain things into your day like going to the gym or taking your afternoon nap (hey, I’m not judging). Also, you don’t have to fret about being late if you plan ahead.
6. Set reasonable goals
Be sure to set reasonably achievable goals for yourself. If one of your goals is to never eat sugar again, think to yourself, when I see my friends eating sugary treats, am I going to give in? Can I actually achieve this? If the answer is no, you might want to modify that goal so that you can actually grow on it.
7. Keeping track of goals
Have you been keeping up with your new year’s resolutions? If not, now is a great time to start them back up. Lately, I have been using my bullet journal to keep track of my goals. It’s a good idea to keep track of these things so you can look back and see how you’ve improved over time.
8. Restrict your electronic time
It is easy to get absorbed by technology these days. I recommend you try setting a limit for daily electronic use. Instead, do something you love, whether that’s reading a book, listening to music, playing with your pets, etc. It’s also a great time to get outside and unplug. You will feel so refreshed and replenished afterward, it’s so worth it.
That is all I have for you guys today! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this. Let me know your plans for your spring clean-up projects this year! I will see you all next week!