We’ve gotten through months of lockdown. We’ve adjusted to a new normal. Wearing masks in public, social distancing, and for most of us, spending the majority of our time at home.
But, no matter what our different lifestyles look like – whether you’re working from home or not, have the kids at home full-time, or are running a business from home – we have one thing in common. We have needed to get organized.
When you’re trying to manage so many different things while keeping your family safe and healthy, it can be tough to get organized (let alone stay organized).
So we’ve put together our top organization tips to help you get organized faster.
1) Clear out old junk.
Let’s face it. Most of us have way too much stuff. Kitchen appliances we no longer use, clothes that don’t fit, toys that are not cool anymore, old decor you no longer like, and the list goes on.
Start by clearing out the room you spend the most time in. Get rid of anything you don’t really use or need. Work your way to clearing every room.
2) Make 3 piles of the stuff you’ve cleared.
Create a pile of all the stuff that’s still in good condition and could be useful to someone. Donate it. Trust us, you’ll feel good about it.
In your next pile put items that are not useful, in good condition, or broken. Toss it. Trust us, that will feel good too.
Lastly, put all the stuff you need but don’t use on a regular basis into another pile. (Things like your bulky winter coats or boots, old files, extra towels and other linens, appliances, old hobby equipment, etc.) Store it.
If you want to store it with us, we’ll come pack it up, pick-up, and put it in storage. We’ll even bring it back whenever you need it.
3) Organize what you didn’t get rid of.
There are some thing you just can’t get rid of because you use them regularly. Those things can be organized with cute storage containers (wicker baskets, storage bins, and even shelves) can look good and tidy things up. Take advantage of them to give everything a place.
4) Sit back and take it all in.
After you’ve cleared your space, take a moment to clear your mind.
Now that you’ve gotten rid of all the extra stuff, you’ll be able to stay organized much easier with little maintenance along the way. You’ll be able to enjoy the stuff you actually use and like, and enjoy your space.