I’m excited to be launching a new blog, one about simplifying, decluttering, and organizing your life–making life simple again.
Who am I?
I’m Bridget! I’m a recovering Sheldon Cooper-esque perfectionist and DIY (amateur) organizer. I have organized several law offices, a church, and more than a few classrooms during my work life. My home life was well organized until my brilliant-but-disorganized husband took over home management responsibilities during a particularly difficult period of our lives. I took special note of the steps of getting our home simplified, decluttered, and organized in the year after I resumed my role as our home’s caretaker.
This is not my first blog. I’ve had a few home management blogs that I published mainly for myself and my friends and family. Most recently, I had (have) an organizing blog named Shabby Mae; in fact, I will slowly re-write and transfer the simplifying, decluttering, and organizing posts from there to this blog. But I decided to rebrand with the goal to reach and help as many people as possible.
Why am I blogging? What will I blog about?
As I said before, after realizing the shambles that our home was in, I created a list of the tasks I completed while trying to declutter and reorganize. I will be posting those steps here along with some tips and some showcases and reviews of items that helped us take back our home. My intention is ultimately to create a general plan as well as to create two calendars of weekly and monthly tasks to complete in order to reclaim one’s home and life–and perhaps sanity! In addition to tips and calendars, I’ll offer a few free printables (and probably a paid one or two as well) to help people organize their homes. My goal is to post on this blog at least weekly. Eventually, I’ll be present on various social media outlets on a daily basis, but I’ll be focusing on this blog for now.
Maybe you are where I’ve been. I’ve spent hours looking for a piece of paper I knew I saw two weeks prior. I’ve gone months without balancing my checkbook. I’ve fallen behind on medical bills because I had forgotten about them. I’ve lost library books. My husband has even returned library books to the wrong library! I know simplifying, decluttering, and organizing can be daunting and overwhelming. But I also know you would love to reclaim some of your time to take a nap, read a book, garden, ride your bike, go hiking, travel, or perhaps just play video games. You can find the time to do more of what you love by simplifying your life. I hope to help by posting the methods and tools I’ve found helpful and by pointing out the problems with some I found flawed.
Whom am I blogging for?
So whether you are man or woman, 25 or 65 (or younger or older or in between!), single or married, and no matter how little or how much clutter you have, if you have any area of your life you’d like to get control of–paper, finances, digital assets, or tangible items or maybe even your health–I know you will find something helpful on this blog.
How can you get motivated or involved?
If you’ve stuck with me this far, I definitely encourage you to comment on this blog. I encourage you to follow me and post on my blog’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Introduce yourself. Please post your victories (before and after pictures!) and let me know when you need encouragement. I need encouragement some days, too. Also tell me what has worked for you and what hasn’t during your journey to clutter-free or clutter-less.
What are my blogging goals?
My goal is to make this blog the most helpful simplifying, decluttering, organizing, and “dechaosing” blog on the Internet. I’m passionate about organizing and helping others reclaim their lives. And I’m here to help.