Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 99

Organize Your Life - Home
Start with your closet. This is where you are storing items you will 'use later'. Make three piles to make the sorting quicker and less overwhelming. Look at each item for a short time and decide quickly which pile it should go into.
Pile One - 'I have not looked at this for one year' pile. If you have not used the items for one year or more or you forgot you had it then you probably do not need to keep it around. These are great items to give to charity for someone else. There is nothing wrong with it and will be useful for someone else.
Pile Two - 'This is just garbage' pile. If you have kept something around long enough to show its age and has become useless to have. The electric can opener that does not pierce the can, a vacuum so old they do not sell the bags for it anymore, or a piece of clothing you were going to mend but you realize the tear is too big to mess with.
Pile Three - 'I was wondering where that was pile'. These are items that you still use. This pile will need to be sorted out and the items placed where they belong so you can use them.
When your closets are clean, don't use them to store your 'keep for another day' items. Now it is time to move to your drawers, cabinets or anywhere else you may be storing "stuff". This is a first step in how to declutter and home organization.
This will be on-going spring project. Maybe I can tackle a closet a weekend. I will update you with the progress made.


kkryno said...

This is a good one! I have a lot of that on the list in the coming weeks. The good thing is I can accomplish this while K. is out of town for training. :)

Have a great weekend!

Steve said...

I look forward to hearing about the closet project. I too have a few I could clear out!