Organization Inspiration

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This week, I've been struggling with some really bizarre sleeping patterns which consist of sleeping no earlier than 3 am and waking up around noon. I don't want to complain, because I feel extremely fortunate to be one of few adults who still get to enjoy somewhat of a carefree, summer, but I can't seem to kick the guilty feeling of not getting much of anything done during the day. I feel like such a teenager, well, an old one at that.

One of the things on my summer to-do list was to organize my house from top to bottom, but seeing as I have been in dreamland for the past week, it hasn't been successful. I started doing some cleaning last week, and realized that I have come dangerously close to becoming a hoarder. For whatever reason, I feel compelled to keep anything and everything because it either has some form of sentimental quality, or may perhaps come in "handy" in the future. I'm sure this is what the hoarders receiving interventions on television used to say before their house was declared a landfill... haha I laugh now, but that could easily become me. I'm using these photos of my favorite house tour on decor8 to give me a good kick in the butt. This charming little home in Vienna is only a meager 650 square feet, but is perfectly styled with necessary items that are functional yet beautiful at the same time. Letting go is hard, but I think I can do it. We'll see how it goes...

If you have any home organization tips, please send them my way =) I need all the help I can get!



  1. Tips from me? I'm a hoarder too! :)
    But sometimes I'm good.
    I take a big black plastic bag. I put all those clothes I'm ready to throw away at that very moment into that bag and never look back again.
    When it's full I take it to charity.
    I've survived so far...:)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    ooops, you have comment settings what I wrote about today - not possible to comment without google account...that's why my profile is not correct.
    Should be to this blog > BLOGitse

  2. Oooh I love these interiors...I am doing a BIG sort out of my house and these are great inspirations. Lovely blog post

    Laura x

  3. wow! I'm so happy to knoe that your a filipina.
    glad you enjoyed your stay here.
    thanx for the comment Ms. Melissa.
    I'm a big fan of your blog. more like a stalker(in a good way) hehe. all your photos are awesome! I'm so bad at photography thou.
    tc Ms. Melissa!

    your blog inspires me, I thank you for that.


  4. beautiful pictures! i love looking at house tours when i need alittle extra motivation too. sorry I dont have any tips because i'm struggling with the same thing right now. just wanted to encourage you on. you can do it! set the timer for 15 minutes and see how much you can get done!

  5. Lovely place. Looks great! Very clean! I love shelves for organizing, as long as they are not everywhere. When properly put together, shelves can really maximize storage space in small places.

  6. If a job for organizing existed that paid 6 figures, i'm so there! You're not a hoarder, just a keeper of pretty things! I'm not helping much am I?

  7. Thanks for your comment :) I love all these organisation tips and inspiration. That is also on my to do list. Love blog!

  8. 困難的不在於新概念,而在於逃避舊有的概念。............................................................

  9. It's so hard to declutter. I recommend moving house every few years - that's what we seem to do. I always get rid of heaps of stuff while packing, but then find more stuff that I don't really need when unpacking too. When you have to try to find a new home for things, decluttering seems to be easier!


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