The Secret to Finding Your Nook

August 05, 2020 5:25 PM | Carolyn Thompson (Administrator)

Janet Schiesl, Basic Organization

August 05, 2020

Finding your nook when you think about organizing. What does that mean? There no secret to it. Let me explain.

Organizing doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. Actually, it’s probably better in small bundles. A little here and a little there and you will see a difference in no time.

Look for your ‘Hygge”  when organizing your space. Have you heard of hygge? I started learning about hygge a few years ago and look at it as a way to find a comfortable level of organization in my life. Meaning, doing just enough organizing in my home, but not letting it overwhelm me.  Would that work for you? By focusing on a nook (or one small space) that doesn’t work and changing it in a way that makes you feel calmer and happy. That’s how I use hygge in my life. Here’s a definition of hygge I like from hyggehouse.com.

Hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is a danish word used to acknowledge a special feeling or moment. It can be alone or with friends, or home or out, ordinary or extraordinary, but it is always cozy, charming or special. – from…CLICK TO TWEET

Where to start?

There are lots of small places that collect odds and ends that clutter up your home, your car, your office and your life. Here is a list of some of those nooks and crannies where you can make a difference in a short amount of time.

  • Closets – clothes, linen, front hall/coat, gift wrap, storage, craft, toy, pantry
  • Drawers – junk, kitchen, pencil, desk, dresser, end tables, bathroom, glove compartment, file
  • Cabinets – medicine, media, kitchen, file, craft, china, pantry, storage, bathroom, toy, office supply
  • Shelves – book, knickknacks, storage, closet, shoe, media
  • Chests  – toy, tool, jewelry, car trunk

I have learned a lot about how to practice hygge (which is very personal) from joining a couple of facebook groups. My favorite is The Hygge Nook. Check them or other out. See how people everywhere incorporate hygge and organization into their lives. Find your nook and get started!

Contact: Janet Schiesl, Basic Organization

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