Updated: Sep 8, 2019
It's Purge Party Week 6, and we are making serious ground, people!! That is really something to celebrate!!! You are making so much progress in getting your home totally decluttered and organized!!
Since it's Week #6, you're probably now a pro at purging, but in case you are just arriving at the "Purge Party", here's a simple overview of the decluttering process!
1. Visualize the Ending
I'm a big believer in visualizing, so it's no surprise that I recommend before you do ANYTHING, that you should get a very clear picture of what you want the space you are organizing to look and feel like. This week is all about bathrooms (excluding the Master Bath, you can find that Purge Party here), and my goal is to have bathrooms that are super clean and simplified without any clutter.
So, take a minute and get a detailed picture in your mind of exactly what you want for your bathrooms! Now that you've created the vision, you are ready for the next step!
2. Party by the Potty
The second step is to set the mood for a party...and what's a party without music?? 🎶 Whatever jams inspire you to declutter and clean, pump them up!! 🎶
3. Got Boxes?
Up next is to get your organizing tools ready to roll...4 labeled boxes! BAM!
👀Wanna see mine?? 👀
They don't need to be anything store bought or fancy...mine are just old boxes from holiday gifts that were sitting in my garage. Just be sure they are labeled in a way that works for you!
You will use these boxes to sort all of your stuff!
4. Be a Ruthless Ramsey
Remember that cold-heart, merciless chef Gordon Ramsey from "Hell's Kitchen"??
Yeah? Be that dude, for a quick minute!!!
You have no time for compassion or pity for any of the items that you don't love or use!! If you need to even use his gruffy British accent to truly become him, do that!!! 👨🏼🍳 🇬🇧
Be relentless in your approach...no useless clutter has a place in your home!
5. Let It All Hang Out (meaning...)
Pull everything out of every drawer, shelf, closet, medicine cabinet...it all needs to see that light of day so you can truly assess if you need it!
Don't worry if it looks like this photo from my daughter's bathroom below....get it all out!
It will look worse before it gets better...that's called the "Herxheimer Reaction" in the healing world, but it truly applies to the organizing domain too! Don't be afraid of a little "Herxing" when decluttering! Keep going...it will get better, I promise!
Don't spend much time overthinking this step...it truly boils down to two questions...
1. Do you USE it?
2. Do you LOVE it?
"Yes", then keep it!
"No", then put it one of the boxes!
See? So Simple!!
6. Celebrate Good Times🎉
Once you've sorted all of your bathroom items (keeping only the loved essentials), cleaned, dusted, vacuumed, and removed your boxes, it's time for a celebration!! Pop open the champagne (or sparkling cider)! 🍾
Now look at your bathroom and relish in the vision of it! You've worked hard and have accomplished a fabulous feat! 🙌🏾
Hoping for the shortcut version? Bam, I've got ya' covered!
You should be so proud of the work you've accomplished! Simplifying, decluttering, and organizing your home will have BIG PAYOFFS (don't believe me, then you've GOT to read this blog post about how organizing will improve your life)
I'm on this organizing journey with you, so be sure to find me in the virtual world so we can connect and support each other there!! We can be BFF's on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook (sorry, I'm not a Twitter or Snapchat girl)
Well, I'm off to get my Herx on ...so until next week, Salud! 🥂