The first week of my Bridal Boot camp is drawing to a close. This week I laid down the foundations to the project and planned out what I really wanted to accomplish. So I found it fitting, to end the week with a total revamp of my environment – yep it’s time to de-clutter. Today I set a schedule to get things organised and start the next few weeks feeling fresh and more manageable. It’s time to enforce some routine into my life and get rid of the junk (both metaphorically and otherwise) in my life. My list seems pretty simple enough but it can take a good day or a half day to get it all done right. I’ll probably finish this tonight so I’ll post an update sometime next week when I get the time to show you some photos of my finished job well done 🙂
– empty out all the shelves and throw out old bottles and creams not being used anymore
– buy toothbrush cap to put on at night to avoid roaches (yes cockroaches) from walking all over them (ewww!)
– eliminate countertop clutter. Choose a cosmetics organiser that’s suitable for your make up needs – a cabinet, drawers or storage unit. Or similar to what make up artists use with foldout trays and dividers.
– take inventory of my jewellery and arrange them to look more tempting to wear out (get more use out of them!)
– wash down the shower
– clean out the toilet
– throw out rubbish, old papers, wrappers etc
– put clothes lying around in a pile for later to arrange closet
– create a zen and exercise space, complete with yoga mat, and other exercise things ready and out of the way
– re-organise bookshelves by genre, size and age
– clear up desk space
– rearrange piano books
– tidy up bed, put on fresh sheets
– make a cozy living space beside your bed such as a sidetable to put your reading materials, glasses etc.
– get all clothes out of the closet
– sort them into 5 categories: to give away (sell/donate), to fix, to wash, to put in storage and to put back into closet
– when deciding on which goes where – ask yourself these questions: does it fit? will I wear this again? is it in style? is it in season (winter/summer)? does it need mending? how long since I’ve worn it? it is a duplicate? is it comfortable? does it look good on me? do I love it? does it look worn out?
– sort things going back into closet into: pants, skirts, tops, jackets, swimsuits and underwear
– sort these clothing items into: colors and frequency of use
– arrange shoes on shoe racks by usage (indoor, outdoor, nighttime, day time, work, play etc.
– throw out junk food, scraps and off foods
– wash and wipe out the fridge, defrost as well
– make a container system to keep up to date with what’s in your fridge, labels if needed
– make sure cutlery drawer is sorted correctly
– wipe down oven
– wipe down kitchen bench and stove top
– check out the pantry as well and make a can system so you eat the foods you most need to eat on a regular basis
– have a whiteboard or create a list system where you use magnets to put up papers with shopping lists and weekly meal plans to remind you
If you’re like me and are pretty much OCD over all things to do with lists, then you will LOVE reading “how to organize just about everything” by Peter Walsh (the book has over 500 checklists and guides)
Tune in next week for my first week working out properly at the gym and at home, I’ll share with you what I’m learning to do, join me! 🙂