One of my goals this new year is to get super organized and have in our home only the things that we really need. A problem with this is that I tend to buy things on a whim and don't stop to think if it will really come in useful in our small space. My dream is to have a simple, functional, small home, with thoughtfully placed decor and belongings.
My in-laws got me the book Organized Simplicity for Christmas, and it is already proving a worthy read with tons of wonderful examples of how to get organized. I think it's going to be more of a lifestyle change rather than a bunch of items on a list I need to check through.
I also found this great article on Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest section which gives some good advice on how to buy only what you need. (It's pretty much like a motivational speech to a soldier before heading off into the battle of the materialistic war-zone....ok maybe not that drastic, but it's a real pump up!)
What are your favorite tricks to staying organized, or how do you determine what to get rid of?
That's the hardest part for me....getting rid of stuff. I am such a clinger.
Here's to hoping I can get organized and breathe a little easier.