Get Your Life – Room Edition


I have a problem, and have had this problem since childhood.  For some reason, I have had the hardest time keeping my room clean.  I think my problem has continued due to a combination of factors:

  1. having too much stuff (my size hasn’t changed much in the past decade, leaving me with clothes from high school that I can still fit)
  2. my work schedule (I work a lot, and the last thing I want to do when I come home after a long day is put away the clothes that have taken up residence on my bed), and
  3. not really caring (in all honesty, I have enjoyed the freedom that single child-free living has afforded me – which includes organizing when I get good & ready *folds arms indignantly*)

While I understand what has contributed to my current (messy) state, I think it’s time for a change.  It would be kind of cool to start putting my outfits together by looking in my closet instead of rifling through the pile I keep on my bed.  I’ve started going blog perusing to help me in my steps to recovery, and have really gravitated towards those that focus on minimalism.  Who knew there were people who actually don’t have a desire to accumulate stuff?  I have started to follow several of these blogs and plan to put some of their suggestions into practice (like the one-for-one principle, where any new item of clothing that is bought has to replace something old).

I’m stoked about pursuing minimalism, as it will ultimately result in less stuff for me to clean-clean, and less purchases means more ching-ching.  Winning!  And when my room is finally clean, I’m going to be so like this:

tina fey dance gif

Get it Tina!  I will be providing updates as my room organization project unfolds.  In the meantime, check out these blogs for some minimalist inspiration:

The Everyday Minimalist

Buy Nothing New for a Year

The Minimalistas