Make 2017 Your Most Decluttered & Organized Year Yet

Make 2017 Your Most Decluttered & Organized Year YetStudio McGee

Are you ready to declutter and get organized in 2017!

I haven’t even started to take down my Christmas decor (gasp!), but I am really pumped about getting stuff put away this week so I can start with a clean slate. There are a few areas of my home I hope to organize right away to jump start the process, so I will show you a few organizing success stories next week. Now I’m committed :).

And yes, in case you are wondering, I promise as soon as my kitchen is complete (I’m still waiting on a few last details, story of my life) I will happily give you a tour. It won’t be long. I can’t wait to start showing you how my small galley kitchen will be organized, too. Small spaces can be tough, but I am up for a decluttering and organizing challenge this year.

How about you? Are you serious about getting rid of STUFF so you can feel more organized this year? I find that a lot of the success in decluttering starts with a firm mindset to get it done. Decluttering isn’t always fun! Baby steps will eventually get you there, but you do have to find the resolve and motivation to persevere to completion.

Why do you want to simplify and organize your home? Write down a vision of what you aspire to and why. How would being more organized and having less clutter change your life? Once you have a clear vision of why it matters to you, you’ll be more likely to stick with it. Stating the why and visualizing the end result of being more organized helped me to find the resolve to complete projects. The right mindset totally a game-changer for me in our old house and I’ll be going through the same process here.

Today you’ll find ideas that just might inspire you to organize something in every room! Rather than just share the tips I see, I’m going to give you the opportunity study the photos for ideas. Back when I first started blogging in the dark ages of the internet, we would play a little game of observation. I’d have readers study photos and find take aways and ideas they could apply to their own homes. There are always take aways. So let’s observe some ideas.

What spoke to you in any of these images? Is there an area of your home you need to declutter and organize this year?

What are your decluttering goals or organizational struggles? How could I help you this year by sharing ideas or motivation to reach your goals?

Let’s make 2017 our most decluttered and organized year yet! I’m in. Are you?

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Don’t forget to share in the comments. What are some 2017 organizational challenges or goals in your home?

Check out my 2017 Organization Shop here.

Make 2017 Your Most Decluttered & Organized Year Yet

I think my favorite book I’ve written to date is the one that happens to be on decluttering and simplifying (called Make Room for What You Love, find it here).  You’ll find lots of practical help and fresh insights for the indecisive or non-organized types who have acquired far too much stuff. :) It’s just $4.99 for the e-book version right now at your favorite retailer!

Related post:

How to declutter when too much sparks joy

A Scent for Well-Being

A Scent for Well-Being

Soft lighting, soothing scents, gentle music, sitting down to a nurturing meal, touchable textures and a tidy clean house speak my love language. I absolutely crave an atmosphere that can inspire all the happy feelings at home. A sense of well-being, warmth and coziness, comfort, joy, health, inspiration and positivity are always on my list of goals for a new year.

Fresh, clean, healthy and yummy smelling scents in my home make me feel happy and energized. For the past couple of years I’ve started every day by placing a few drops of my favorite essential oils into my diffuser. I love that daily ritual!

In honor of the new year (and of course our little mini-series on Hygge), I’m happy to share my own special Hygge-inspired blend of essential oils, below.

A Scent for Well-Being

Use a few drops of Young Living Stress Away with a few drops of Young Living Joy (adjust the ratio to your liking, you can use more or less and it’s still great!). Your whole family will thank you because your house will smell AMAZING.

A Scent for Well-Being

You can order pure essential oils and diffusers here (I’m happy to help find answers to any questions you might have!).

We’ve been ridding our home from harmful chemicals (a great goal for 2017!), so these plant-based products and natural home scents have been life-changers.

Diffusing is a ritual that gets me up and going in the morning, makes my house smell so good and keeps me happier all day.

A Scent for Well-Being

What are some daily rituals that help you keep the mood up in your home over the winter? Please share some ideas in the comments. 

Come take a sneak peek at our new Instagram!

Get inspired to greater health, joy and well-being in your home in 2017! My girls and I would love for you to join us behind the scenes for our family adventures in healthier home-making. Come get a preview of our new Instagram account called Pure & Lovely Living (follow us on Instagram @pureandlovelyliving) where we’ll be sharing our family’s tips for ditching toxic chemicals and our daily adventures in creating a happier, healthier home.

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