Anyway the 5th wheel is our home for now because I've relocated back to Katy, TX for the school year. It's cozy and comfortable plus we got a sweet spot by a little fake lake. Joe picked up a golf cart for scooting around to the laundry, pool, trash and visit neighbors. This year is going to be an exercise in simplicity for me. Having restricted space is requiring me to get more organized. I have to constantly decide "Do I really need ____?"
If you had to scale your living space down to 2 rooms what could you do without? I have a husband and a dog so I have simplify even more to share this space. I've reduced my wardrobe (I only brought 5 pairs of shoes with me!), emptied my cabinets (don't need more than 4 plates, especially since there is no dishwasher), and started to shop like a European (tiny fridge and pantry). I've learned how to multitask by doing 5 loads of laundry simultaneously while I answer emails, write blogs, and pay bills (I've reduced paper by setting up all ebills.) I've fallen in love with the 3M removable hooks - I've put them everywhere! But most importantly I'm figuring out how to live with whatever is most essential. Because as long as I'm in the same place as my husband, Joe and my dog, Dasher I'm going to make it a home.
Simplifying and decluttering are great ways to clear my mind too. I'm no longer crawling over piles of paper and digging through an over stuffed closet. I read a book recently by Andrew Mellen called Unstuff Your Life to help me figure out how to get organized. His book and website are a gold mine of information. When deciding where to put things always remember "everything has a place and like goes with like," Mellen says. That makes so much sense!
|Art supplies-definitely essential!|
So I challenge you to create some organization in your life. Clear out your desk. Rearrange your kitchen. Set up your art space for instant creativity. Even cleaning out your purse will give you satisfaction. Enjoy the simplicity!