It’s clear that everyone can benefit from organizing their space, their stuff, and their time. ‘Tis the season to think about giving more by giving less! Most people have the things that they need, in fact, most people have too many things…things that don’t fit, don’t work anymore, don’t get used or displayed and so on. Give your loved ones, friends and colleagues a different kind of gift, one that doesn’t cause clutter (and therefore stress). Instead of a wrapped present, you can gift special time together, sharing time means creating memories. TIPS: Help a friend organize their time by giving a motivational partner, agree to walk with them for an hour every week. Help someone organize their finances by going shopping with them in both of your closets! You can swap clothes you haven’t worn, help eachother donate to a cause that will help someone in need, and identify items that can feel like new with some updated accessories. Lots more ideas from the Outside In Organizer and Makeovers.
Professional organizing in San Diego is like a dream come true! The weather is excellent and clients are so friendly. We just open the windows and let the positive energy start to flow through the spaces. When we go through the process of working side by side to decide what goes and what stays the spaces begin to transform before our eyes. Whether you are staying in your home or planning to move there is no time like the present to organize and create the space that makes YOU feel comfortable. ORGANIZING TIP: Store your extra guest bed and bath linens in your unused luggage. You save space and the linens are kept clean. When guests arrive the linens are readily available and they can stack their suitcases on top of yours. When it’s time to travel you won’t have guests and you can simply keep the linens on the guest bed until you return!
Imagine an office space free of dangling wires and cables!! Despite all of the wireless innovations our offices are often filled with these unsightly and potentially unsafe items. I love the wonderful little multi-purpose, stick on cable clips from blueLounge! They are unobtrusive and yet, come in the cutest colors. It is an easy way to organize your office.
This room became an inviting and comfortable space within two hours and the newlyweds were very pleased. The futon was moved to another wall and covered with the bride’s favorite throw. The groom’s entertainment items were placed within easy reach and grouped together.
The garage is part of your home, not just a large storage unit. It is also available to house more than your vehicle. It is often the largest multi-purpose room in your house. Tip: if it’s been in a box for more than a year and hasn’t been used, you don’t need to keep it.
Outside In Organizer has changed my life. Since hiring them, I have enjoyed a clutter free office- such peace of mind. I can find any document easily and everything looks beautiful and this has proved very relieving for daily stress.I know I can make so much more money now that my time is not spent with searching for needed papers, notes and phone numbers. Also, I have been motivated to clean the “junk drawer” and closets in my house and I just keep decluttering. Thanks so much for your valuable service. Annette Borsack, president Zen Enterprises, Inc
Closets have lots of available vertical to use for organization. They allow room to install additional shelving as well as rods. Remember, adding a shelf doesn’t mean that the shelf needs to extend the entire width of the closet. A half shelf still allows you to accommodate taller or longer items such as long coats or upright vacuum cleaners. Vertical space organization also includes handy over the door racks to make use of the inside of the closet door and a variety of hooks. Think about using hooks on the lower portions of the door or closet wall to accommodate children. You can teach them to hang up their clothes and backpacks themselves!! Happy organizing…
Feel better on the inside when you get your external space in order. Reduce the stress of wasting time looking for things. Helpful hint: Put your things in a designated place and stick to it. Make it convenient, visible, accessible to where you will need it. Think about how you will spend your time instead of wasting it looking for your keys…your cell phone…your eyeglasses. Reward yourself after following this system by spending the same amount of time doing something good for yourself. How about 5 minutes of stretching? How about soaking your feet in warm water for 5 minutes while you’re reading a magazine? How about sitting quietly for 5 minutes and focusing on your breath? Increase your energy by beginning to clear space for energy to flow. Think about the first thing that you see when you walk into a room or your office? How does it make you feel? If it has a positive effect don’t mess with it! If it makes you sigh, slump, or causes a knot in your stomach it’s time to make a change. Helpful hint: start by clearing just one thing that would make a noticeable difference. Is it a pile of unpaid bills? Invest in an attractive sorter or accordian file that is numbered and sort the unpaid bills according to due date. Idea: file them a week before they’re due so you’re never late! You’ll feel lighter, more in control, and ready to take on the next organization task.
Hmm, ever thought about clutter prevention? It is easier for some of us than others because we all accumulate things for different reasons. Like any behavior that you want to change it requires introspection and patience with oneself. Experts say it takes three (3) weeks to change a behavior (aka break a habit). But what is three weeks when you can look forward to a life time of organization and the positive energy created by open, uncluttered spaces? Try to start by asking yourself, “Do I really need this?” “Does this make me happy?” “Will I use this if I buy it?” Organization experts agree that there are strategies that you can commit yourself to employing that prevent the accumulation of more things. For instance, for every non-perishable item that you bring into your space you agree to sell, donate, or discard an item that you do not need or love. Try it! Let me know how that works for you.
Yikes, is your car a moving storage unit? Cars are intended to transport us comfortably and safely. There are great organizing and storage containers designed specifically for items in your car. First, it’s important to declutter and get rid of the things that don’t need organizing. Start by throwing out the trash and getting the recyclables in the appropriate bins. Then consider which items are need to be accessed on a daily basis. If they need to be within arms reach then put them in a small bin that you can reach easily and safely. For instance, you might want a box of tissues and a small container of an antibacterial hand gel in a soft bin on the floor behind the passenger’s seat. Remember that safety is most important and that any item that is projected forward when you have to stop short can pose a danger. Keep sports equipment, tools, etc. in the trunk. For more tips, call the Outside In Organizer!