Monday, August 10, 2009

Tips for Easier Organization

Here are ways to make organizing a little easier...
  • Where does clutter gather? Figure out where the most clutter build up is and figure out a way to make that area neater. You can't always get rid of the clutter, so you just have to find a better way to conceal it. Use boxes, baskets, bowls, etc. with interesting or simple designs so that you don't see the clutter that is within it. This way at least things are in one place and not scattered about.

  • De-clutter daily. In order to contain the mess and not let it get out of hand, make sure that you put away things on a daily basis. Make it either the first thing in the morning or the last thing in the evening that you do.

  • Donate. Don't forget the bigger items. Donate clothes, toys, etc. anywhere from quarterly to twice a year to get rid of the bigger items from your home.

  • Recycle. Paper items such as magazines, newspapers, and catalogs should be recycled. If you can't get to read them daily or weekly, set aside some time each week or month to go through them and either toss, give away (your friends might like them), trash or recycle.

  • Do you need it? Always try to make a conscious effort to ask yourself before you buy or bring something home if you really need it. If you do, where would you put it, will you use it all the time or only sometimes, will you have enough room for it? Asking yourself these questions may change your mind on making that purchase.

Have a blessed week!!


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