When it comes to de-cluttering your life and truly getting organized, there is something to be said for turning to the professionals. The book, The Organized Life, by Stephanie Denton provides easy to digest and helpful tips for organizing your home. Organization can help you lead a more sustainable life, too! It's good to learn to live with "less stuff," and by being and staying organized, you can free up time for other more important things. Denton's book is fun, colorful, and easy to use. Learn more about our favorite tips from Stephanie below the jump!
According to Stephanie:
Being organized is about living the life you want to live. It's more than creating a beautiful space or getting things done fast, although both are extremely valuable results of getting organized. Being organized is about reaching for your dreams and having an environment that supports you doing so.
Her book breaks your home down into specific rooms as well as specific issues. With chapters on fixing up your Home Office to how to really work through that paper trail following you around your house. When it comes to her section on Clutter, Denton walks you through three questions to ask about each item:
- Is it beautiful?
- Is it useful?
- Is it loved?
If any result in a yes, keep it. If all three end with a no, then it is time to let it go. She then walks you through easy ways to sort through your things and keep your head on straight. Our family has found something useful in it, from Type A to Type B personalities and everything in between. It can be an overwhelming task to tackle our personal belongings, home office, or pile of sentimental trinkets we just can't let go. But being able to separate things that we love and/or use from things that can be happily upcycled can help all of us start to get a handle on our "stuff."
Has anybody read or used Stephanie's book, The Organized Life? If so, what were your favorite tips or tricks?
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