Once thing I have learnt from my various attempts to get organised is to take it one step at a time. In terms of sorting out your house this means little job by little job. It's no good attempting to clear out your entire bedroom in one day. You'll just end up in even more of a mess than you started with and although your bedroom may look wonderful at the end of it, I can bet there are bin bags full of items to go to the charity shop lined up in your hall!
For me this means one job at a time and I started with my Linen Cupboard. This consists of a built in narrow cupboard in the corner of my bedroom. I think it started life as a coat cupboard, but I had some shelves fitted to make it more useful. It had become a general dumping ground for everything as you can see from this before photo.
I started out by organising my bedding. I had about 6 sets of double bedding which is pretty useless to me as we have a Super king size bed, so I picked out the best stuff and freecycled the rest (More on Freecycle in another post). I am a stickler for hoarding things and one of the things I like to keep is the zip up clear plastic bags from sets of towels and toys etc. These are great for storing bedding as you can see whats in them. I packaged up the duvet cover, sheet and 4 matching pillow cases in each bundle so I can take out what I need when I need it.
After clearing out all the towels etc in the same way I had gained an entire bottom section that I no longer needed so I gave it a purpose and made it my 'For Sale' area. A place to NEATLY store all the items I no longer wanted but that I thought I may be able to sell. I used various boxes including these handy red fold up crates from the works to store all the items in neatly, so I can add and remove items as and when I need to.
This whole job took me about 45 minutes, but has made so much of a difference. It's amazing how refreshed you feel just for sorting out a cupboard! So after all that here is my finished Linen cupboard:
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