home should be a place of sanity and sanctity.
If you feel frustrated and put upon every
time someone asks you where something is;
or itís a really big deal to get things in
order for companyís imminent arrival, then
you will benefit from taking the time to get
organized (some people call it purging).
best to start in the room you wake up to:
the master bedroom, and proceed from there.
Donít forget the nooks and crannies and donít
become too sentimental along the way. Just
think of the calm, relaxed, pared-down environment
you will create at the end of the day, or
the end of the week. And, think of the values
of simplicity and control you will reflect
to those you live with, and those who visit
this, your most personalized space.
few principles of Home Organization:
sorting, put LIKE WITH LIKE, SUBJECT WITH SUBJECT.
you can start sorting:
Each Item = Identify what it is (You have
3 seconds to decide). This determines category,
priority and storage needs.
Each Item = Keep it or recycle (You have
3 seconds to decide). Use it or dispose of it,
with ceremony. If ever you need it, chances
are it can be replaced for less than $50.
OWN Each Item = Give it a proper home. Ask yourself,
ďWhere does this belong?Ē If necessary, create
a new home using shelving, baskets or closet
dividers. Be creative.
from room to room, closet to closet. Do not
backtrack. Keep moving forward. No matter
how small an area youíve covered in a day,
congratulate yourself for each step forward.
Donít aim for perfection. Clutter has
a life of its own. Your job is to win the
overall war against chaos. Individual areas
may not be as neat and tidy as you would like,
but they WILL be organized!
your home office last. See section on OFFICE
ORGANIZATION for more information.
While sorting is only one step in the process
of getting organized, it will help you see
your way clear through the clutter and add
instant motivation to taking that next step!