Take Two…and Call Me in the Morning!

If you have kids you know how hard it is to stay organized with them home during the Summer.  Don’t fret, keep it simple.  Below are the most popular organization tips from the Feeling Organized Facebook Pagepick two that will impact your sanity and environment the most and call it a day:

• Don’t buy containers until you have a specific purpose for them.  Otherwise they’ll add to the clutter.
• Find an accountability partner to help you keep on track with your organizing goals.
• Don’t let junk mail touch a surface in your home or office.  It belongs in your recycling bin or shredder.
• Just because something is free or low cost doesn’t mean it should be taken home with you.
• Keep it simple.  The more complex the organizing system, the less likely you are to use it.
• Keep your space organized to reduce distractions.
• Clutter is not a space issue…it is a “stuff” issue.
• When you are finished with it…put it away.
• Less stuff means less to organize.
• Honor the things you love by displaying them.

I’m curious, which two did you pick?  Why?  Please feel free to leave a comment!  I would enjoy hearing from you!

Happy Organizing!

melissa@feelingorganized.com' About Melissa Stacey

Melissa Stacey with Feeling Organized specializes in organization for your home, office, and small business. She works with each client to create a unique system that's geared toward their specific needs, lifestyle, and/or work style. Some of Melissa’s expertise includes filing systems, paper management, closet spaces, offices, and work flow. As a WIC Board member, Melissa oversees WIC’s finances, silent auction, and sponsorship initiatives.

Comments

  1. I use all of these! And they work. I believe in one-touch mail and have a stylish trash bin right near my front door. We love in a small home and I have 2 boys and it is so liberating to ou keep the things you need. I find that I now focus on experiences rather than stuff because I have nowhere to put anything that isn’t useful – either practically or emotionally. Thanks for the post!

  2. GREAT, very practical tips! My husband and I are in the midst of downsizing and moving to a smaller home and have found several of these tips to be VERY handy and applicable as we show our new home to prospective buyers and vow to avoid cluttering up our new place. Specifically: 1) don’t buy storage containers until you know what they will be used for (I saw a great sale on plastic bins at Home Depot this week but avoided the urge since I had no immediate use for a bin!); 2) When you are finished with it, put it away (we do this with EVERYthing now since it HAS to be put away before our next prospective buyers walk in…we have found that everything DOES have a place and if we aren’t willing to designate place for it, then it probably isn’t important and it’s GONE! Hope we can stick to this when we move!

  3. lisa@lisalamagna.com' Lisa LaMagna says

    The things you own end up owning you.

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