If you’ve been following me for a while then you know I recently bought a house and have been working hard to get it together. And office organization (aka start to declutter my space) has been high on my list of things to get done.
Lately I’ve been feeling a lack of motivation. I’m not sure if it’s the summer and just wanting to be constantly laid on a beach somewhere (still highly wanting this), or if it’s something more but I am working hard to try and combat this feeling. So I thought what better way to do so, then spruce up the room I’m supposed to be creative in.
Before giving it a make over however, I definitely needed to declutter my space. This room, due to the fact that it’s kind of the only tucked away area of the house, has become sort of the “junk room”. Things I probably will never look at again, clothes I need to sort through, boxes that need unpacking and more fill from wall to wall of this room, with my little desk stuffed somewhere between the madness. I know, who can even begin to think with the boxes around.
I’m not sure why, but I never really equated my space around me to the space inside my head. I didn’t think one would affect the other. I didn’t think that the junk in the room or my physical space could actually cloud my mental space. But after talking to other creatives, I realized it can and totally does!
I have a friend who moves quite a lot with renting and she completely redoes her space every time. Paints the walls, puts up contact paper, buys new furniture all of this just to move and do it all over again in a few months. And here I am, a renter for years, and literally doesn’t even hang up my own pictures. So yea, it’s safe to say I don’t think very often of my physical space.
But that’s all changing now! Because I have lost my creativity and motivation, and I want it back.
How I Started to Declutter my Space
To begin my decluttering process I first emptied every box in the office. How will I know what to throw out if I can’t see it all? Each box; small, medium and large was emptied and placed out in the room for easy visuals.
Then with all the stuff out, I began grouping things together by rooms. All my hair products were grouped in the bathroom section, the clothes for my room, misc things for the living room, and so on and so on.
Finally, it was time to get to organizing. I began to throw away the things I didn’t need and put away the things I did. I moved things out of the room that didn’t belong there and put things into place that did.
I think my favorite part of organizing this room was this shelving unit that my dad let me have from his deck that I used to organize my supplies from The Mama Program. I really did not know how much things I had and it was great to unpack it and finally have it in one place. I know this will save a lot of money for my next events since I can see what I really need and don’t need. My dad’s not 100% sure where he got this shelving unit, but I found this really great one on Amazon for a great price!
Seeing all my things put away really let me first see how big the room is, and two got me excited to start decorating and actually designing this space to make it even more amazing.
A fresh coat of paint, some wall art and even a new couch is what I’m thinking.
But most importantly, I can already see how the open space is increasing my creativity. I am now eager to sit in there to work, I can openly create videos and photos without having to slide things in the background, and so much more.
Tell me, is there a room in your house you’ve been waiting to organize? What’s holding you up!
Take care of you too mama,