This is the year you are going to remove the clutter and excess in your home and finally organize, so that it can be a place where the entire family feels good. We can work together to declutter, organize, and implement routines that allow your home to be the best living space for your family.
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Your home should be a place that feels good to you, A place where you can actually relax, unwind, and feel peaceful. It should not be an area that is adding to the stress in your life. It for sure should not be a point of contention, a place that is overwhelming you. If it is, we wanna change that. Removing the excess and decluttering will really help you feel like you can finally breathe again in your home. Like you can actually take a deep breath in this space and getting your belongings organized, setting up those helpful routines, that’s what makes this possible. We want your home to be a place that helps you be your best self instead of a constant irritant always adding to that stress that we talk about. Let me help you get to that better place. We’re gonna dive into this on the episode today.
Hey friends, quick tips that make a big impact in your daily life are my favorite ways to implement systems around the house. I’ve been sharing easy strategies and my go-to organizing products for Tip Tuesday on the intentional edit Instagram feed for a few years now. I’m excited to bring it to the podcast with sure episodes, answering your questions every Tuesday. If you want me to answer your questions, go to the podcast page on intentional edit.com and submit your questions there. Let’s get started on this Tip Tuesday episode of the Intentional Edit Podcast. Hey friends, thanks for being here today for this Tip Tuesday episode of the Intentional Edit Podcast. I’m happy to have you here, and today’s episode is super important. This question came in really kind of in just a roundabout way through conversation, and it was more of a comment that was said that I want to take the time to answer and devote this tip Tuesday, episode two.
So here is the question of the day. I don’t like the feeling in my house because it feels unorganized and cluttery feeling better at home is a goal for this year, but I don’t know how to do that. Let that sink in a little bit because I think it’s super relatable and the first part of the question was, I don’t like the feeling in my house. If you can relate to that at all, then this episode is going to be super beneficial for you. But that’s a common thing. Think about how, how do you feel in your home when you are trying to get things done or when you come in from being out for a few hours and you walk through the door, what do you feel like? Does your home feel peaceful and comforting to you or is it a constant reminder of all these things hanging over your head waiting to be done?
Like all these looming tasks and the laundry that needs to be done, the dirty dishes, there’s too much stuff everywhere. Do you have decorative items, little trinkets and knickknacks on your mantle, your sofa table, your end tables all over the place? Or is there breathing room? Is there a place to just be and feel good? If every surface is covered, your home is adding to the stress. If you have piles of things that need to be tended to and a long list of things that have to happen and it’s your responsibility or toys all over the place, extra things out that don’t need to be out just because they haven’t been put away or you don’t have systems and routines set up in your home that if you use a blanket on the couch after you stand up, you drop it in the basket where the blankets go just to keep things at that kind of like that status quo, that baseline that I talk about.
We don’t want your home to add to the stress. We don’t want it to be part of the overwhelm. And if you’re listening to this podcast, I can almost guarantee you are in a place where you’re home. Home is doing that. The state that your home is currently in or that it is usually in, is contributing to your stress. So the second part of the question was, feeling better at home is a goal for this year, but I don’t know how to do that. One thing that comes to mind is that’s just another way of saying I don’t know what to do. I don’t know where to start. So go listen to Friday’s episode. It was episode 1 28. Go listen to that to help you with your starting point. The only way to have success with this is to put a plan in place and to execute the plan.
I will not sugarcoat this for you if you have too much stuff in your home and if you do not feel organized, you have to put in the work. It’s not going to be easy. It’s not going to be something that you can just do for a couple minutes here and then not really do it for a couple weeks and then maybe get back to it. You have to put in the work to see the results. It’s the same thing with if you wanna transform your body, transform your nutrition, make a big change, save a big amount of money, you have to make sacrifices and you have to put in the work that this change requires. So if you want to feel good in your home and you want your your home to be that place that is peaceful, where you feel relaxed, where you feel a sense of ease, where you actually feel good in your home, then there are things that have to happen.
And the big one is you have to get rid of the excess, eliminate the excess, declutter, purge, any of those words. It means to remove those things that you no longer need to use or want. I have a ton of podcast episodes about how to do that, but the best thing you could do is join me in a program where we actually tackle these things so that you’re not trying to go to Pinterest or do what this person on TikTok said, or try to implement these little things individually where the big picture and the big plan is not there. If you join us in the Simplified Home Masterclass, you can go from start to finish and know that you are on a track to reduce the clutter, eliminate the excess of things that you don’t need any longer, that are no longer serving your family and be confident in what you’re getting rid of.
You’ll know the questions to ask yourself to know if the things that you are looking at, the things that you are holding in your hand, sorting through, deciding on, should I keep this? Do I need this? But what if I need this? Is this something I’ll need in the future? I give you questions to ask yourself so that you can be confident in getting rid of absolutely every single thing in your home or keeping it because you don’t want that guilt around keeping things that you don’t need either. It goes both ways. And then in the program we move on to organizing. I don’t want you to waste your time organizing things that you don’t need anymore just because you’re keeping something out of guilt or you don’t have the confidence to get rid of things that you don’t need anymore. So those two components are huge.
And then we get into the details of every single room so you can spend the next few months or the next year thoroughly tackling the home organization and making sure that you implement systems in routines that become these habits. We have to replace the bad habits of leaving the dishes out on the counter on the coffee table, not rinsing things and putting them in the dishwasher, making a mess of the family room, pillows all over, blankets all over from watching TV shows and toys. Every single spot that you look, all of these things can be picked up and put away in just a few minutes a day if you have the right systems. And those systems we talk about are really habits. They’re healthy habits, they’re part of your ritual. You stand up from the couch, you are done watching a TV show, and you get up and you spend two seconds grabbing that blanket, putting it into a basket.
Your kids wind down their playtime by spending a few minutes putting things back in the baskets and putting those back in the places that they go because everything in your home should have a home. The way that the organization sticks is to have good routines and have these great healthy habits that serve your family to make life easier when something finally becomes a healthy habit. And this goes the same thing with unhealthy habits too. You have unhealthy habits. You have unhealthy routines right now that are not beneficial to making your life simple and they have to be replaced. You have to be intentional with setting up the systems and routines so that you have the new rituals that are the healthy habits. And that means your baseline in your home can be what you want, where you can walk through the door. It’s not a mess.
The things are picked up. The kids are putting away the majority of the toys before they move on to the next activity. And this is not a dream. This is reality for so many people because it simplifies life. It makes you feel better. It reduces the arguing, it cuts down on the overwhelm and the stress, and it’s just the way that the home functions. It is the baseline is the status quo. I would love to help you make it so that your home is a peaceful place, that you feel good in a place that is not adding to the stress, a place that is picked up the majority of the time, and that happens with ease because putting things away and putting things back and doing what we need to do to have that home environment that is picked up and peaceful and calming, and a place where everyone feels good and you feel good about welcoming people into this space so you can laugh and have fun and enjoy together.
I’d love to help you with that. Sign up for the Simplified Home Masterclass if that is something that it feels like it would be a good fit for you. Send me a direct message on Instagram. We can talk about things, ask a question for me to answer on a future Tip Tuesday episode by going to intentional edit.com and clicking on the little button that pops up that record now button, and you can leave a message from me. If you want me to get specific about answering your question, then just leave a question firstname.lastname@example.org and that record now button and I’ll answer your question on a future tip Tuesday episode. Thank you so much for joining me. I’m happy to have you here, and I am so happy that you are taking things into your own hands and taking the next step to make a plan and make this year be the year that you finally clear the clutter, get organized, and can breathe and enjoy in your home this year.
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Lauren is the founder of Intentional Edit, a home organization and lifestyle company focused on consciously editing to create efficient and organized spaces. Lauren believes that a functional home that looks and feels good has a positive influence on all aspects of life. Creating systems that allow for the home to function more efficiently, therefore, eliminating most of the clutter and chaos is her priority. While trends come and go organization is always in style!
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