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How To Organize On A Budget

One of the many excuses people give when they don’t want to organize their space is that organizing is expensive. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Sure, the container store is an awesome place to look around at. But, it’s so overpriced I probably wouldn’t even shop there if I was rich. There’s a fine line between value and cost. That’s why I love the dollar tree. They have awesome finds for just a dollar! When I first began my organizing journey, I had a very small budget. I was able to organize my whole storage closet for under $20 by buying bins from the dollar tree and re-purposing old boxes and baskets. Your closet doesn’t have to look Pinterest perfect. What matters most is functionality and how well the system works for you. I have had this system in place in my closet for about 2 years now and it works great! I’ve tweaked it a few times to fit my daily life and it has been working great ever since. I’m never been more happy about a space and I think it’s because of the budget friendly side of it. Who says organizing has to be expensive?

 

Coming up: A debate on Logic and Emotion. Which is better than the other?

My Very First Youtube Video

I’ve just uploaded my first video on YouTube! Aside from blogging, my other passions are making videos and sharing it with the world. I love organizing, cleaning, decorating, crafting, and anything related. I hope to be putting out more videos soon and I would love for you to watch this one. It is a tour of my room. I love decorating and my style is very simple but comfortable for the bedroom. My living room is a lot more decorated, video coming soon 😉 Original blog posts still on your merry way.

How Cleaning Helps With My Depression

I’m a freak yes I know. I love cleaning and organizing. Probably two of the most dreaded things people do in their lives. Sometimes I can’t even go to sleep if my house isn’t in order. It’s not like I’m OCD. I don’t go marvel over specks of dust and clean through all the cracks. I just like things relatively clean and organized. Sometimes, I’m so excited to wake up in the weekends because I know I have a whole day of cleaning ahead of me. I start with the bedroom because there’s the least to do in there. I don’t keep a lot of stuff because I think a bedroom should be free of clutter to be nice and peaceful for sleep. The key is to keep things simple. The fewer things to clean and the easier it is as things have their own place. Two of my favorite cleaning tasks are vacuuming and doing laundry. I love vacuuming because it’s a great finisher and I love the little tracks it makes on the carpet. Laundry is fun because I love the smell of fresh clean clothes. My least favorite task is washing the dishes. I don’t like getting wet or touching old food left over. I hand wash my dishes because I don’t like using the dishwasher. I reorganize my closets and purge through items I don’t want anymore. It gives me a refreshed, light feeling. Doing all of this gives me such a relaxed and productive aurora. I get in the zone. I get in that mood where I don’t think about anything else going on in my life. I tune everything out and listen to upbeat music as I clean. It helps me feel renewed and purposeful. It’s very zen. I suffer through mild depression. Cleaning in fact saves me. It’s a way of life telling me it’s moving on and moving around. If it wasn’t then things would stay the same and I wouldn’t have anything to do. Which is the time when I get the most depressed.  I used to have weekends where I would have absolutely nothing to do. Then I get into this funk where I feel like I don’t have anything to look forward to. Thoughts that life will always stay the same, boring and stagnant. Cleaning keeps me busy and reassures me that the world is moving on. It’s a good thing my home gets messy! In fact, I get excited about mess. Something I know that will take up my time.