Well another holiday season has come and gone, hopefully it was filled with fun and loved ones. Was your holliday also filled with more “stuff”? More cards, gift wrap, bows, toys, household items, clothes, and so on? This is a great opportunity to organizer your closet before you put those new clothes into it. When you take down the holiday decorations do you have a storage system for those seasonal items? SIMPLE TIPS: What would make your closet easier to use… 1. Organize clothing by color, business versus casual versus formal, and so on. 2. Sell/or donate clothing & accessories you have not worn in a year or more, those that do not fit you now, & ones you just don’t love anymore. SIMPLE TIPS: Ideas for storing seasonal items… 1. Put like items together in clear plastic bins for visibility. 2. Recycle used wrapping paper and holiday cards; you really don’t need to save them. Lots more ideas available from Outside in Organizer!
Great minds think alike, so in this season of giving, share your ideas. Check out more ideas about reducing the holiday overload. It’s never too late to organize. http://www.oprah.com/home/Organize-Holiday-Cards-and-Gift-Shopping
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.