Frequently asked question & organizing tips:
Where do I start?
Putting like things together in 10-15 minute increments to start. (Example: one drawer)
How do I make a decision?
How many piles do I make?
What is the vision and purpose for the life and the home I want?
Continue to ask that question while going through possessions and/or when considering buying (even if on sale). How does it fit in?
How long do I have to keep records?
Please review the following website:www.personalorganizing.about.com
What records do I keep forever?
Diplomas, academic records, portfolio work, and adoption papers. Check with www.irs.gov for more information.
How do I stay organized?
Go through the mail and discard daily.
Remember your place for stuff and visit daily.
Reinforce organizing by handling items daily.
What are good organizing tools?
markers, labels, and adhesive chalk labels
drawer dividers/clear containers/folders
key racks/bulletin boards
Why get organized?
Less stress, guilt and better time management with a place for everything.
How much is your clutter costing you to keep?
The answer is a challenge! Many people feel guilty about letting go of gifts and they also feel like they will need certain items someday even if they’ve never used them. A simple way to reduce costly clutter is to say “if I am not using it, then I will give it to someone who will.”