Did you ever have a peek at the pages of an interior design magazine and thought “Wow! This looks soooo organized!”… although that space was not organized at all… it was simply STAGED. So today, let’s dismantle some of the biggest misconceptions about home organization, shall we? By exposing myths and facts about home organization, we’ll soon realise that it’s really so much simpler and doable than we thought.
For years, I’ve been under the feeling that having a “fashion designer’s eye” is a rare gift that some women have… which obviously I had NOT been born with. I also thought that putting together a fashionable or eye-catching outfit for some special occasions was a skill some women probably receive from birth. Don’t they?
Then, wandering the streets of Paris this summer, surrounded by outstanding Parisian style outfits, I kept asking myself the same question: could it be possible to just have a simple recipe to create a no-fail stylish outfit?
Last weeks on the blog, we already discussed two fashion strategies: the Uniform and the Capsule Wardrobe. Today, I’d like to take you in my quest for great outfits and personal style with a third strategy called The Focal Point.
In my previous post I told you how one trip to Paris made me realize how simple strategies can help us, Moms, feel fabulous and stylish all year long… instead of feeling “blah” most days of our busy life as a mom.
Need to check that out again? Read more about Strategy #1 – the Uniform
So this week I’m super excited to tell you all about the second strategy for great fashion and personal style, which is: the Capsule Wardrobe.
As I write this it is a bright and sunny day here in Dublin and I feel sooooo energized by this beautiful Spring Season. But now that my kids spend more time outdoors, the toys everywhere is their room and in my living room can not escape my attention anymore.
So with that in mind, I started browsing Pinterest and I was drawn to smart and unexpected ideas to organize toys and games. Take a look with me!
Today, let’s talk about How to Declutter.
First of all, let me tell you that you’ll find a zillion different methods to declutter on the web and in self-help books about home organization. Each different decluttering method will have an exotic name or acronym, such as C.P.R (Categorize, Purge and Re-arrange) from Debbie Lillard, or S.T.O.P. (Sort, Toss, Organize and Put away) from Cynthia Ewer.
And this was even before the era of the Organizing Queen of All, our dear Marie Kondo, with her world-famous book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and her KonMari Method. Lately, the trend revolves more about The Minimalist Game, featured by theminimalists.com, in which decluttering is gamified and shared on social media using the #minsfame hashtag.
Aren’t you feeling lost already? I certainly am.
This post is the introductory post of my series about decluttering and Tidying up your space.
Reading a decluttering how-to always makes me feel kind of light-headed. Why should we declutter anyway?
What and how to declutter exactly? And how on earth am I supposed to find the time to declutter, when even taking a shower AND putting some make-up on seem the biggest achievement of my week?