Prep your spaces.
Earlier I mentioned that you should have your organizing spaces prepared to take on the job of decluttering other areas. In order to be ready to do this, you must first declutter this space! Take everything out and create keep and toss piles. I always find that I’ve been holding onto expired medicine, makeup I no longer use, and mismatched towels that I don’t need – now’s the perfect time to get rid of them! I’m a big fan of using clear bins with labels so that everything is easily found without having to rifle through each box. Here are some traditional bins that are great for a variety of uses, or if you plan on stacking yours you may want to try these. If you have a smaller space with less storage, utilize the vertical space by hanging a clear shoe rack on the back of the door (the side that guests won’t see) and use the pockets for organizing smaller items like cleaning supplies, chargers, kid’s toys, lint rollers, etc. Don’t forget to dust and wipe down all of your shelves and doors before placing your freshly organized bins back in place!
Now that you have your to-do list laid out and prioritized, and you’ve prepped your storage spaces to be the ultimate organization stations, you’re ready to get started with organizing when everything is a mess! Take on each space one at a time, as to not overwhelm yourself, and you’ll be flying through your home organization in no time.
Stay tuned for more tips on tackling this big task! If you have any suggestions of your own, please share them with us in the comments below. As always, if you need help organizing your home, office, or other space, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be honored to help!
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