What’s the areas you’re covering this week? Have you written your list? Here’s a tip: Start with the area that drives you the most crazy! Typically, that’s the kitchen, closets, entryways, or office.
Where do you start, is what you’re thinking, right? Start taking off your clothes from your hangers and begin sorting them in ‘like with like’ piles. This is an eye-opening way to do it because you can clearly see how many of one type of clothing you have. Do you really need 30 t-shirts? How many jeans do you actually wear and feel comfortable in? Might help to have a friend helping you with this area, so they can give their opinion and help you make decisions with what to keep and what to put in the bag.
Shoes, hats, scarves, coats, backbacks, the list goes on of things that end up on the floor or in overstuffed entrway closets! Quick tip: Only keep what is currently in season in this closet. Also, use hooks instead of hangers for kids to hang up their coats and backpacks. You wouldn’t believe how much easier this is for them.
Also, develop “Closet Rules” to post on your closet wall so that it’s easy to STAY organized!
If you start with your office, I have to say that that’s the area that will probably take the longest, since you have to look over each piece of paper. But, my guess, is that you have quite a few papers in that filing cabinet that could be shredded! If you need a place to shred your papers, visit Shark Shredding, which offers complimentary residential document shredding for small amounts of paper ( monthly basis). Check out the site for more details: Shark Shredding or call 708-388-0011.