Have you been staring at the stack of mail on your desk, or that pile of clothes on your dresser, or what about that drawer filled with miscellaneous things that you’ve said you were going to organize since 2015? Now’s the time to tackle all those projects! Here a few tips to get you started:
Focus on a Room
Do not try to clean and organize your entire home in one day. Focus on one room at a time. Declutter, organize, then clean the space.
Purchase Storage Containers AFTER Decluttering
Buy storage containers to help you organize, like bins, boxes, and baskets but only AFTER you declutter the space. By doing this, you will see what type of containers you need, how many you need, and where to place them. Don’t forget to measure the space before you purchase your storage!
What is Your Goal?
Having a goal or two for each room will keep you from feeling overwhelmed. It can be to organize the pantry in the kitchen or donate shoes and clothes from your closet or shred old paperwork in your office. Goals will help you focus on what really needs to get done first.
Define Your Space
Appreciate your space for what it is and take advantage for what it offers. This is especially true for small spaces, embrace the small and use every inch of space wisely!