- Shared Planet Home Organizing
Four of the Best Organizing Tips EVER
Organizing your space can feel overwhelming but with the right approach and mindset, it can be fun. I promise!
1. DECLUTTER BEFORE YOU ORGANIZE
Before you start organizing, it's essential to declutter your space. It’s a waste of time organizing items you don’t need, use, or love! Start small. Choose one area- a closet or a corner. Begin by categorizing items and then decide what you want to keep, donate, or recycle/repurpose/throw away. Be honest with yourself and let go of things that you haven't used or worn in a long time or no longer serve a purpose in your life.
2. SET REALISTIC GOALS
Don't try to organize your entire house in one day. Instead, set realistic goals for each day or week. Break down each task into smaller, more manageable tasks, and set a deadline for completing each one. This approach will help you stay focused and motivated, and you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you complete each task. You can do it!
3. STOP CLUTTER BEFORE IT ENTERS YOUR HOUSE & SHOP YOUR HOME
The best way to prevent clutter is to stop it from coming into your home in the first place! Before buying anything (and I mean anything), shop your home. Do you have the item already? Do you have something that you can use instead? If I had a dollar for every duplicate, triplicate, etc. item I’ve found in peoples’ homes…
4. ASK FOR HELP
If the thought of decluttering and organizing gives you anxiety, ask for help! One of the best things about my job is that I help people by giving them more time to do the things that THEY are good at. There is no shame in hiring a home organizer. Sometimes all it takes is a short session- you’d be surprised how much can be accomplished in four hours! My goal is to get clients to a sustainable baseline that they can maintain on their own.