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Our Favorite Organizing Tip

August 6, 2013


We are often asked how to embark on an organizing project, so over the next few weeks we will be sharing our Top Ten Tips with you.  If you follow these tips you will be able to organize that space you have in mind, and keep it organized in the future.  Our first, and most important, tip is to start small.  If you are unclear about where to start, then begin with an area that will have the most impact on your day-to-day life.  Is that the entry to your home?  The kitchen?  The desk where you pay your bills?

Once you have selected the space, pick a section of that area to begin.  This could be a drawer, a shelf or a pile of papers.  We then suggest that you focus on that one area until the task is completed.  As an alternative, you could set a timer for 15, 30 or 60 minutes and just stay focused.

As an example, look at the before and after photo of one of our residential organizing projects.  This is overwhelming for many and selecting the place to start is difficult.  Ideas would be to start on one box or storage tub at a time, or to focus on clearing off the floor or seating areas.

Many people get distracted when they find objects that belong in other areas of the home, or they come across something that reminds them to do something else, which reminds them to do something else, and before long nothing got accomplished on the original project.  If this sounds like you, then set items aside to put away or read later.  Just stay focused on the task at hand, and you will find success!

Good luck on your organizing project,

JoEllen & Muffy

PS  If you would a copy of our Top Ten Tips to help keep you focused, you can download them from our web site.  If you would like helpful organizing tips delivered to your inbox on a monthly basis you can sign up here.

joellensalkin | August 5, 2013 at 3:25 PM | Categories: Just for Fun, Organizing Tips, Uncategorized | URL:


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