slides: 9 Ways To Get Your Life Organized Starting Today
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Here are 9 tips to help you with your plan and get you motivated to just do it!
Make a plan to take everything out of your closets twice a year when the seasons change. Rotate your seasonal clothing. Toss, donate, or sell anything you know you will not wear next season. If you don’t have the space, keep seasonal clothing stored in a seal tight bin under the bed or keep in a storage area; vacuum sealed bags work great if you are tight on space. Be sure your clothes are clean before you store them away for the season. Photo: Closet Factory.
Take everything out of the kitchen that doesn’t belong there. Empty your pantry down to the bare shelves. Clean and reload everything back in the cabinets according to categories. Keep like items together. I guarantee if you haven’t gone through your pantry in 6 months, you will have expired food that needs to be thrown away.
Tackle this once and for all. Throw out anything you haven’t used or don’t plan on using. Just because it’s the basement doesn’t mean it has to be a drop spot for everything. Organize, categorize, label, and itemize just like you would the rest of the house. Purchase seal tight containers for storing items. Photo: Home Depot.
Now's the time!
Most importantly, the key to having an organized home is having systems that work for you and your family. Create routines from those systems to maintain organization.
Get organized in 2013 and reap the benefits of being organized. You will save money, have more free time, less stress, more energy and people will have more confidence in you! Organize! Energize!
Kristin Carcieri-MacRae is the founder and owner of Organizing in RI. On January 12 she will be at Foster Library, January 13 at Providence Power Yoga, January 19 at Greenville Library, and January 22 she will be hosting a Girl’s Night Out at Village at Waterman Lake. More details on the Events page at www.organizinginri.com or on Facebook Organizing In RI.
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