FAQs

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?


Prioritize!




How many piles do I make?


One to keep One to throw away One for others to enjoy or donate One to recycle / for consignment / for yard sale One to put in a labeled box and revisit in one year (if needed)




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?


  • smart phones
  • Post-its
  • baggies
  • rubber bands
  • markers, labels, and adhesive chalk labels
  • ever notes
  • 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.”





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