Making More Space in Your Place
As professional organizers, we don’t want to just motivate you to get organized — we want you help you know HOW to get started! There are many reasons to get organized, but if you don’t even know where to start, how do you do anything at all?
- To begin the organizing process, sort your stuff into broad categories by piling like things together, like you would knives, spoons and forks in a utensil drawer.
- You need to identify what you want to keep and what is obsolete. Take a mental note of what things you use on a daily basis and what things you never use – those things are causing you unneeded and exhausting chaos.
- You need to reduce the obsolete, unusable and unneeded items you have in your home. The first part of this process is deciding which things you want to keep. Then, you’ll know what needs to go!
- If things are obsolete or unusable, you need to throw them away. It may not be easy, but you will feel so much better after it is gone – you haven’t been using it anyway, right? If things are in unneeded condition, consider giving them to a friend in need, selling, donating to a local charity. Cozi has some detailed suggestions on getting rid of stuff.
Following this SIMPLE Method will help you manage stress and clutter at the same time! For a copy of the SIMPLE Method you can post in your kitchen, bathroom vanity or car, feel free to print these SIMPLE reminders!
Remember to look for the hanger throughout our blog for more SIMPLE reasons to get organized!
Kathy Jenkins is the President of Come To Order, a Residential Professional Organizer, Student Organizer, Certified Family Manager Coach, Writer and Speaker based in Richmond, Virginia. She is a member of NAPO and ICD and is dedicated to helping her clients simplify their lives by reducing clutter, organizing their homes and offices, and managing their time. Kathy especially enjoys working with kids and their families to help them learn good organizational skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. Follow Kathy on Facebook.