Getting Organized sounds unattainable sometimes. But it’s like anything else, take it one step at a time. Because an organized space makes your life a lot easier. It just requires the upfront time to get you there. And it’s really the same process for any room you decide to tackle. Although some rooms may require more time and some less. That means you’ll be a pro after the first room! Just block off enough time to get the project completed. Then move on to the next …
Getting Organized | One Room at a Time
First, decide how much time you have to organize. Not only have a plan in your mind but block off time in your planner. Since we are all busy, make sure to block off enough time to completely finish the job, even if it spans over a week or more. And as a bonus, when you block off time, you will have the satisfaction of crossing it off!
Second, have supplies on hand. Begin with a good supply of plastic bags, tall kitchen bags & large garden trash bags. As a side note, having some cleaning supplies on hand is a good idea too!
Third, designate 3 piles; Keep, Donate, Throw out. And this is all you need to do, make the decision and stick to it. Remember, it’s 3 easy steps; Keep, Donate, Throw out.
Fourth, start in one area of your room at a time. And this is where we circle back to how much time you’ve blocked off in your planner. For instance, if you blocked out 4 hours on this day, in a bedroom, tackling the closet would make sense. Or, if you only have an hour, begin with a dresser.
Lastly, put things back. This is the fun part. Give your room an instant update with all the things you’ve decided to keep. And admire the lack of clutter! At this time you may even decide to paint, update your closet organizers or add new furniture or accessories to your room.
Getting Organized, One final tip!
One final tip ~ I keep a shopping bag in my closet to donate or throw out items. This way, when I put something on and it doesn’t fit great, or it’s out of style, or stained (you get the point, all the reasons we get rid of things) I put it directly into the shopping bag. Then after the season, I go through it. And usually, a couple of things find their way back into my closet. But for the most part, the bag of items gets donated or thrown out. Updating like this on a regular basis makes it so much easier to clean out your closet at the end of the season. And it gives us a safety net avoiding the dreaded “what did I just do!” feeling.
So thanks for stopping in today, we hope you’ve left inspired ~ Nancy
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