Do you feel swamped by stuff and wish you could clear it all but don’t know where to start?
Do you find yourself holding on to items you don’t like or use because you think you might need them one day?
Are you embarrassed by your home and avoid having people over because it’s cluttered and disorganized?
Do you really just want to live a happy, organized life?
Me too! I’d love to welcome you to my blog by saying that I have all the secrets to a perfectly organized and happy life. Goodness knows there are a ton of blogs out there claiming to, but this community is different from the other organizing sites you’ll find floating around on Pinterest.
There are no pretenses here. I don’t pretend to be perfect. I’m not the best homemaker, organizer, or declutterer so if you’re looking for an expert, this may not be the site for you.
This site is where I’m sharing my journey (the good, the bad, and the cluttered) because the truth is I’m a work in progress. Living a happy, organized life is my ultimate goal, but I definitely have some work to go to get there so I’m using this blog to turn my mess into my message.
At Happy Organized Life, we believe:
- That good people sometimes have messy homes. Life can be messy and complicated and overwhelming, and sometimes that’s reflected in our home environments. Being messy doesn’t mean we’re bad people. It just means we might need a little help getting things back on track.
- Progress, not perfection. Our homes didn’t become cluttered overnight so they won’t be cleared that quickly either, and that’s okay. Taking small steps on a regular basis will add up to huge changes over time.
- Honesty & Vulnerability. It’s so much easier to share the good stuff in life. Pictures of a magazine-worthy home are much easier to publish than my messy befores, but I’m sharing my journey because I believe that when we’re vulnerable and honest, we have the greatest chance for connection. I also believe in…
- The power of community. I know that house shame issues can create a lot of loneliness. We might feel ashamed and embarrassed of our homes so we end up not having people over and isolating ourselves over time. We often feel like everyone else has it all together, and we’re the only ones struggling with these issues, but the truth is these issues are extremely common, and we can work through them with a strong community of support and encouragement.