Purge first, organize second
Most of the items in your home that create clutter aren’t large, expensive items that you struggle to make decisions about. It’s the little items that have become such a part of the landscape of your home that you don’t see them anymore; they’re invisible and all you see when you open the cabinets and drawers are the items you are looking for.
Examples of smaller items:
– Old socks you’ll never wear again.
– T-shirts from events 10 years ago.
– Cheap vases from the florist
– Cheap baskets from the gift baskets you got at the holidays
– Old paint in the garage from the previous homeowner
– Cables and cords to electronics you don’t own anymore
Before you go and spend money on organizing tools and products, purge what you don’t need/want. Until you know what you are going to keep, you won’t know how much or what kind of organizing tools you will need
Once purged, the organization is the easy (and fun) part. Most likely, you’ll now have so much room, it will be easy to group like things together and put the most commonly used things in the most accessible spots. If you want to take your organized life to another level, ask SpaceMan to design a closet, pantry, garage, Murphy bed or home office storage system for you. Call today to schedule an appointment and let us help you keep your resolution to be organized in 2019!