Clean Space, Clean Mind

Happy Sunday everyone! Do you ever feel like you have so many thoughts flying around in your head? Countless to-do’s, ideas, reminders, and concerns. It reminds me of a post I saw where it feels like you have 20 tabs open in your head, you don’t know where the music is coming from, and ads are popping up left and right! And then your home is messy and unorganized, so that stresses you out. But you still have so many to-do’s and for some reason you just end up grabbing the remote and watching tv instead. Well THAT, my friends, is me. Sometimes I feel like I have so much going on in my head that I just have to sit down and do nothing for a minute. Whenever I have an unorganized space and an organized mind, the stress and anxiety is through the roof! Thankfully, I have discovered ways to help. (I get commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.)

One way is to keep my stuff organized. For me, the places that get the messiest are my closet and my bathrooms drawers. Sometimes I get so lazy I don’t want to fold my clothes back neatly and I just toss things in random spots. With my bathroom drawers, it seems that I have so much stuff and not enough space. Which reminds me of that old vacuum bag commercials where the lady echoes over and over “too much stuff not enough space”! To fix this problem, I found a bunch of handy organizing bins on Amazon.

The first product I bought were these Granny Says bins which conveniently come in a three pack. I put them on the shelves in my closet but they can go anywhere you may need that extra storage. In one I put all my PJs, in the second I put athletic shorts/jean shorts, and in the third on I put my sweats/joggers. They’re conveniently slanted so that you can easily see everything that’s in them. There are 4 different colors/patterns besides this one which is Grey/Beige. (Click on the picture for the link to the product).

These cube bins are also in the Granny Says line, in Grey/Beige, and come in a 3-pack. You have the option of choosing a size: medium, large, or JUMBO. I got the large. One of these bins holds all my crafting things and the other has random stuff I didn’t have a place for. You can order these in two different colors/patterns besides this one. (Click on the picture for the link to the product).

These plastic bins are made by Kootek and they come in a 12-pack (8 small rectangles, 2 medium squares, and 2 large rectangles). Let me tell you that these things revamped my bathroom drawers. Before, every drawer was cluttered and messy and it stressed me out!! Now everything has a place. You can order them in clear, grey, or brown and there are different options as to how many of each you want to get. (Click on the picture for the link to the product).

Now that our space is clean, we need to make sure our MIND is clean. To help with all these tabs that are open in our heads, it’s a good idea to write things down! Instead of keeping everything in your brain, you can just plop it all out on paper. To keep all the important dates together I use my planner, which is especially nice with school. Then there’s times where I have an idea on something or I just need to vent. Something you can do for this is to make a little, personal notebook for yourself. To read more about this you can check out my blog post called “Homemade Therapy“. If you’re not getting your feelings and emotions out to someone, it needs to come out somehow! So why not in a journal? Aside from that journal, this is the item that keeps my thoughts in together.

Fun fact: this is the exact academic planner I currently have. It’s from Erin Condren and I completely swear by them. I’ve used them for school for 3 years now and I don’t think I can use any other planner now. First of all it’s thick and it has a plastic cover so it’s nice and sturdy. Aside from typical calendar perks, it also has a class schedule section and a project/exam section so you can keep track of EVERYTHING. I feel like I have my whole life together with this thing. (Click on the picture for the link to the product).

I hope these products keep you organized because I know they are helping me out. We don’t need all the stress and anxiety from clutter and overwhelming thoughts. We need a clean space and a clean mind!

Kindly,

Ken

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