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Happy New Year and welcome to 2023! This is your year to become a more organized version of yourself!

I’m willing to bet if you’re reading this then you desire an aesthetically pleasing and well functioning home. However, you might not know wher

e or how to start. The thought of having to address closets and cabinets that have been collecting items for years, or even decades, can be extremely daunting. Does this sound familiar to you? If so, let me give you some quick tips on managing your mess!

  1. Work in sections: Tackle one small room (or area) at a time. Don’t focus on your entire home from the get-go as this can very easily cause you to become overwhelmed and frustrated.

  2. Make time: I get it, we’re all busy whether it be a corporate job, kids, pets (calling out my medically needy pets!) or simply making time for the activities that bring joy to our lives, but scheduling time to organize will help you make and maintain your goals.

  3. Purge phase: Categorize like-items together, and then pick out your favorites. By deciding which items you absolutely LOVE allows you to see what you could probably live without.

  4. Donate/Sell unwanted items: If the item is in a gently used condition, consider donating it to a local charity. You can also have a garage sale or list the item for sale online. This allows you to free up real estate in your home while helping someone else.

  5. Create a system: Get creative by utilizing baskets/bins, turntables and shelving. This is especially useful to create a visually appealing appearance while maintaining easy access.

  6. Intentional buying: When contemplating on buying a new item, consider where you will store it prior to buying. If you’re unsure of its home, then hold off on this purchase. Sit on the thought of whether or not you really need/want it. If after a few days you decide “YES!”, then make the space in your home for it first.

With these key steps you’re now equipped to start your new journey of living an organized lifestyle. Remember that this is a journey and not a race. If you need one on one assistance, The Organized Haus can help.

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