Happy Spring Cleaning!

organized closet

Who is thrilled that Spring is here besides me? I love spring so much because the weather is perfect (not too hot, not too cold, and usually sunny), people are in better moods, and the blooming flowers and trees are gorgeous!

I also love spring because it signals a new season of growth which makes me think of shedding anything old, worn out, or tired. I’m more excited about spring organizing than spring cleaning and I love anything that makes organizing easier.

I put together a list of 51 Things You Probably Have Too Much of and Can Get Rid of to help you (really me) purge the excess and stuff that is old, worn out and tired that you no longer need. Don’t let the long title scare you! Having a list to use makes your spring organizing work more focused and effective because you’re not just wandering through closets wondering what you’re looking for.

Go through the list of 51 Things You Probably Have Too Much of and Can Get Rid of and mark off anything that you were able to get rid of. There is nothing more satisfying than marking things off a list!

Oh, and remember that “getting rid of” can mean giving away, donating, recycling, or throwing away. Someone may need exactly what you no longer need so try to find a good recipient. Here in the Atlanta area, I love taking things to the Sandy Springs Recycling Center because they also have donation resources there. You can search for “recycling center” and your town or county name to find something similar in your area.

Happy Spring organizing!

Day 28: 30 Day Challenge

Day 28: More Children’s Books

It’s always amazing what you find that you can let go once you have the mindset of clearing out what you don’t need. We get used to having our “things” around us but when we sit down to examine if we really need or use them we realize that they aren’t relevant to our lives today. This is an important shift that has to take place in order to effectively declutter.

day 28

You have to let go of things you no longer use.

You have to let go of the mindset of “I might need this someday.”

You have to let go of things that don’t suit your lifestyle today.

Fortunately, I have a younger niece and nephew that are avid readers and learners so today is going to be like Christmas for them. Remember there is always someone else who can benefit from what you are ready to donate or give away.

Happy organizing!

Day 9: 30 Day Challenge

Day 9: Random Things from the Office

Here is another post that I think a lot of you can relate to: having random things that need to be disposed of but you just don’t get around to it. Or you don’t know what to do with the items.

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Here are mine:

Pens and markers that don’t work. They are going in the trash.

Old, expired gift cards. These are going in the trash.

Memory card for a camera I no longer have. Recycle this.

Promo materials and notebook I don’t need anymore. Recycle these.

If a pen doesn’t work anymore, don’t put it back where you got it when you grab another. Throw it away!

Ok, this one is a personal pet peeve but if something doesn’t work, get rid of it! 🙂 Don’t keep it in your home. Recycle it or discard it responsibly but don’t keep it.

Happy organizing!