Are you cleaning out your closets, basements and other areas? Yeah me too. It’s only natural at times like this. Plus we have all that extra free time. The bonus is it needs to be done and it takes out minds off of the news for a little bit.
I gathered some tips to eliminate clutter and get your living space in order.
Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant and author of the best-selling “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” that you need to check out. She also has her own Youtube channel and a series on Netflix!
Kondo transforms the tedious chore of folding laundry into a meditative activity. She urges that, as part of the purging ritual, you hold each belonging as you ask yourself whether it brings you joy. If the answer is no, then it’s time to say thank you and goodbye.
Less Is More
I’m a firm believer of decluttering and purging what you no longer need. If you haven’t used an item in the past 6 or 12 months, chances are you not going to need it going forward. Sometimes I cheat and say “I may need this again.” Then when I go through a purge again in 6 or 12 months and the items is still there, with even more dust on it, out it goes.
One concept of this is one in, one out. Bring in some new socks, there must be some old ones with holes you no longer need. Same concept for clothing and may other items.
When I last cleaned out my closet, I wish I had more room to hang items. Then I realized I only had one horizontal bar in one section of my closet. If I moved up that bar and installed another one lower, I could double my capacity. This works well with shirts and folded pants. Dresses and items that need to hang full length will still need the extra room.
Furniture with the right storage solutions can help an apartment with toys everywhere become a tidy home.
Is a move of your residence in your future? If so this will contribute to improved home organization. Besides you don’t want to move stuff four times that you don’t need (1. put into box 2. load box into car/truck 3. unload box 4. unpack box 😦 )
What Are Your Ideas?
I’d love to hear your tips on this area. Please comment below and send to me and I’ll include!
Sure it may be cold and wintry now but soon the birds are chirping, the buds are blooming, and the snow has officially melted. That means it’s time for your spring family session. Here are a few wardrobe tips to ensure the whole gang looks smashing:
Play up the fact that it’s spring. Have a necklace with a butterfly pendant? Perfect! An insect-printed tee? Yes, please.
Channel the colors of spring. Seriously – look out the window for inspiration for your family’s color palette. Greens, pinks, yellows, beige, khaki, and blues all work exceptionally well.
Layer up! Spring can be both warm and cold at once, so come prepared. We love spring scarves, light cardigans, vests, etc.
It was great seeing Melissa and AJ again at Amy & Jon’s wedding we photographed last weekend. We photographed their wedding four years ago. In fact the reason why Amy & Jon chose us was because of Melissa & AJ! (Melissa and Amy are cousins).
Since their wedding they have up a new family member. Say hello to Mia! Mia is about 18 months old. Proud dad holds on to her.
John Rollins has the pleasure of having both his son and daughter for a summer time visit and asked if I could grab some photos of everyone together. I took these photos at the beautiful High Bridge home.
Late summer and fall are GREAT times for family portraits! Contact me today to setup a session!