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Organize + Energize: 4 Spaces to Declutter in June

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

 

The months are flying by. How are you doing with these decluttering projects each month? Imagine, by the end of the year you’ll have decluttered your entire home!

If you don’t have a garage or kids, you get off easy this month! If you don’t have kids, but you have a garage, this is going to be your project this month.

Here are 4 spaces to declutter this month:

The garage. Aside from the basement, this is probably on the bottom of the list of favorite things to declutter and organize. It’s a mosh pit of random items, tools, paints, outdoor items, and anything else you want to name. You name it, it’s probably in there. Thinking about the winter and not being able to park your car in there when it snows may give you some motivation to tackle this project. Just dive in and do it! You’ll feel like a million bucks after it’s done. 

Kids books. It’s summer and the kids are home. Let them help you for these next areas. If they’ve outgrown books and you want to keep them for sentimental reasons, that’s ok, but they don’t need to live in their everyday spaces. Pack them in seal tight bins and store them away. 

Kids toys. Again, enlist them in the process. What are they playing with, are there pieces missing, or have they outgrown them? Categorize, organize, and store them in an area where everybody is aware of the system. 

Kids clothes.  When was the last time you took inventory of your child’s clothes closet and bureaus? The fewer decisions your kids have to make in the morning when getting ready, the smoother their day will go. How many clothes are they touching that don’t fit before they find an item they want to wear? Think about efficiency in the morning. How many clothes are they throwing on the floor because they don’t fit and then it’s a big task to put everything back in the closet? Something to think about. 

If you want to make a family event out of decluttering and organizing the garage, it will make the project go quicker! Organize the event. Give everybody a list of things they are responsible to do and limit distractions and stay focused. Get the kids involved in decluttering their rooms after school ends so their rooms will be ready for the back to school season!

 

Kristin Carcieri-MacRae, is an organizing & efficiency expert and owner of Organizing in RI. Kristin teaches her clients that living an organized lifestyle will save them time and money, decrease their stress levels and help them become more efficient and productive. Her articles have been published in local and national magazines. She has also given over 70 presentations throughout the state. Watch Kristin LIVE every Thursday at 3pm here on GoLocal LIVE with Molly O’Brien.

 

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Kristin MacRae

Kristin Carcieri-MacRae, the founder and owner of Organizing in RI, has always enjoyed finding creative ways to streamline the environment around her. She has appeared on air on Patricia Raskin's Positive Business Radio and her articles have been published in the Rhode Island Small Business Journal and New England Home Life. Kristin's CD, Organizing Basics, is a 1-hour guide for the person who wants to get organized but doesn't know where to start. She is also available for organizing workshops. Tune into her weekly radio show, Organize, Energize! on Mondays at 8:30am on www.talkstreamradio.com.

 
 

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