Thanks for joining us again as we continue with part 2 in a 3 part series on organization. See last week's post here.
Purging. Go through your stuff as often as possible and just get rid of all the extra stuff you don’t need. It’s weighing you down. You’ll feel so much better, I promise. If you find you’re very emotional and sentimental about your stuff or someone else’s, I recommend this article from Real Simple. (To make purging even easier, don’t let all that stuff into your house in the first place—if you won’t really use it or enjoy it, don’t buy it!)
Flexibility. Just because something works well for you doesn’t mean it will for other members of your household. Your kids might not be the kids who do homework best in their room alone. If not, figure out a way to make your kid doing his homework at the kitchen table a feasible situation. Sometimes the best way to develop your organization is by sitting back and watching natural flow of things and then implementing an organizational strategy.
Everything needs a home. The title of last week's post says it all. You will always have some kind of clutter in your house until you get this concept. Every single thing that comes into your house needs to be assigned a place to “live”. Just because it’s a purse and you have a place for purses doesn’t mean you have room for THIS purse. You might need to donate one you don’t use anymore to make room for the new one.
Next week: Reducing your paper clutter