Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Beautiful Organizing - #1


One of the things I'm hoping to do this year is to get really organized. So, I think if I make a weekly post about organizing it will help me and hopefully you.

I've tried to do several challenges and all I did was....


I have come to realize that it's OK to get rid of things that are no longer working for me. Especially since my style and color selections for my home are changing. 


Now to pick a room...The overflowing office or the crammed closet. Whatever room I start with it's best to start small to avoid getting overwhelmed. I don't like limits or restrictions because that's when I fail at my projects. 

One of the must haves for getting organized is to have some bins, boxes or baskets to manage your piles. Make sure you label them and DO NOT go back through them!! Here are some labeling suggestions.


Take the trash to the garbage can, put the sell or donate box in the car. Set aside items to fix with a 3 month deadline, then get rid of it!! 

If you are having trouble letting go, box it up for a year. If you haven't needed it, you'll be ready to toss it. And, if you are one of those people that saves empty boxes for a future move, LIKE ME. Because we all know I move every year. Break those boxes down and recycle them. I am, after I move in a couple months. (That's another blog post for another day...LOL)

A few things to keep in mind. Create an organizing system. Whatever you do, make it simple. Purchase containers that fit the task. Label containers, folders, and boxes, so you can quickly identify the contents. Or you can take a picture of the contents and tape it to the front of the box. 

Before you purchase something, make sure you have a place for it. Better yet, purchase something new only if you get rid of something old.


And, if you can't organize alone it's OK. Get help from relatives or friends. 

My first tackle is going to be the office...This is going to be embarrassing but it is what it is. 


I'm not scared!! I made a schedule. I will be organizing in this order: desk, printer stand, book shelves, window shelf, magazine basket and then the closet. I saved that closet pic for a later date, it will send someone to therapy for sure.

Now it's time to get.....


Have a Crazy Beautiful New Year!!



2 comments:

  1. I have a few rooms in my house that need organization... It is embarrassing to have guests come and stay because the guest bedroom looks like a large storage closet. Don't get me started on the rest!!!
    I will definitely be looking towards reading your tips and progress! :)

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  2. I so need this too! We have so much stuff! The garage is my scary zone that we're going to try and finally conquest this year.

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