So, awhile back I had this big idea to start an organizing business that would help people identify their own unique organizing style and offer tools that would work best based on that style. Well, it’s on the backburner until after my children are both in school full time, so this blog is sort of tiding me over in the meantime.
That does mean however I can practice on all of you (which right now is no one, but I’m optimistic :)). I’m going to short hand this so you can quickly identify your organizing style and get some quick tips to help with your organizing issues… ready???
Basically their are 5 different organizing styles. You are probably a mixture of a few different ones, but try to identify with the one that matches your main organizational challenge. Each day for the next five days I will talk about one particular style and today it is:
Totes should be clear and have no tops on them. Don’t use blue Rubbermaid tote unless they are CLEARLY LABELED. If you prefer baskets, have them on a shelf low enough so you can see inside or they will never get used properly.
Consider taking the doors off your closets if you find you are not hanging clothes in them. You will use them more if you can see inside. Invest in hanging sweater holders. They are less than $10 each and can be purchased just about anywhere. You will use these much more than you will drawers and they can be used for much more than just clothing.
You have too much stuff. As hard as it is to do, you need to get rid of some of your things. Have a friend help you with the big tasks like spare bedrooms (aka storage rooms) or your basement. For the smaller jobs, try to do a little everyday. Perhaps each night before bed choose two items of clothing to donate and put in a bag in your room. When the bag is full, take it to GoodWill.
Hope this was helpful. Not a butterfly? Visit me tomorrow to see if you are a Ladybug!