this weekend we celebrated living in the owl house for three years. we’ve lived in this place longer than anywhere else. this is where Joseph was born, Mabel learned to read, and Nicolas began to draw. this is our home.
it’s also the biggest place we’ve ever lived–a whopping 1100 sq ft if you include the sunporch. when we moved here i joked that the best way to organize your house was to move to a bigger one! we had been trying to put too much living into a house that was too small.
but decluttering is on-going, and i’m still learning! if you want to be able to put things away, they need to have a place to live. not the nearest flat surface, not a pile on the floor. my hardest area was transitional things. these were things didn’t need a permanent home, like library books or the bag that’s going to Goodwill or clothes that the 5 year old has outgrown that need to be saved for the baby. i need to designate a place for everything, so that everything can be in its place. otherwise the piles start to take over.
any organizational tips to share? i’m all ears!