Hope your day is going great so far! Welcome to day 9 of the 12 week Home Organization Overhaul. We are coming to the end of week 2. It is hard to believe we are already in the middle of January. I hope you are excited about the changes in your home so far. I know I am and my kids are too! We have already tackled our entry ways, living rooms, medicine areas, under our sinks, and storage cabinets. Today, I want you to tackle your most irritating hot spot. This can be anywhere in your home. You are not doing a whole room but just a spot. For instance, mine is our bar between the dining room and the kitchen. Arg! It drives me crazy! It seems to be the drop spot for everything. Let’s go!
- Remove everything….I mean it all!
- Wipe down/dust what ever it takes to have a completely clean area.
- This is the hard part….go through every item, every piece of paper. Again, you have three options. Throw it away, give it away, or put it away! For me, this means filing all the papers and finding/making a home for other things. (You may have to get creative here if it does not have a home already)
- Only put back things that belong there. Be ruthless here, as we all know that a hotspot grows overnight.
Doesn’t that feel better?! One thing that I constantly have to remind myself is that hotspots have to be maintained. Make it a habit to tidy it up every day.
We are one step closer to a well organized home and I am so excited to see the progress!. Keep on keeping on! You can do it! Tomorrow we will start setting up systems to KEEP your home organized.
What are some of your hotspots? I would love to hear about them. It encourages me to know I am not alone and that everyone has hotspots they struggle with. Hope you have a fantastic day!