Begin by assessing the rooms in your home. Each room should serve a distinct function for you and your family - or for your
3. Vertical Not Horizontal - Most of us have always packed plates in a horizontal stack. Right!? Yikes! To prevent breakage
What should you do with your birth certificate, social security card, passport, banking documents, will, and all of the other valuable papers? You know better than to pack them up and send them in the moving truck or ship them. But, what is the best way to keep them safe and accessible during your move?
It's time to say good-bye to Grandma's knitted owl collection, and somehow break down Gramp's' garage -- the tool benches, weird springs and connectors he always liked. The whole house is packed, and the realtor told you to have it empty by June 1. Anxious yet?
When overwhelmed by baby clutter, many new parents turn to the bestseller "Spark Joy" in hopes of learning the KonMari method of organizing. The book claims that for an ordered life one must discard any object that does not "spark joy." But, what if the book sparks the opposite of joy? What if the book, itself, must be disposed of?
Even if you only spend 15-30 minutes in your affected area at a time, you are making progress. Starting in an area of your home that isn't needing your attention is defeating the purpose. You will still feel frustrated because the area in your home that needs the attention isn't getting the attention it deserves.
Most likely it's cold outside where you are, therefore you find yourself spending more time indoors. I imagine after awhile
If one of your New Year's resolutions was to get organized, you may not have been thinking you should start with your medicine cabinet. However, it is actually one of the most important areas to keep clean and stocked -- especially in the middle of cold and flu season.
If you have a big project, limiting yourself to bite-size parcels of time is less intimidating and, therefore, more productive