Space and Clutter Tips
Your professional organizer in San Diego has brilliant tips to help achieve optimal organization for your home or office space.
June 16, 2017
As a Professional Organizer I teach declutter tips so that you can organize and store items in the most efficient way possible. Most of you want more space and less stuff. Deciding what is clutter and what you can let go of can be an overwhelming and stressful project if you don’t have a realistic plan. The benefit of hiring a Personal Professional Organizer is the best way to develop a plan and get started. Read on for my specific organizing tips on how to declutter. Purging items that are no longer useful to you is the first step. After that you can sort, organize, contain and label the items that you keep and use.
Professional Organizer Declutter Tips
Professional Organizer‘s declutter tips will help guide you in deciding whether to keep or let go of some of your possessions. These are my 7 declutter tips and questions designed to be make the process less overwhelming and stressful.
Declutter tip: BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. If you say, What if I need it later? ask yourself instead: When was the last time that I used it? Will I use it within the next 2 months?
Declutter tip: AVOID WHAT IF QUESTIONS. “What if” questions are obstacles to decision making and cause overwhelm, stress, anxiety, and procrastination. Be realistic and consider the benefits of regaining space would be to you. If you found that you did need it something similar in the future, what would it cost to purchase at that time?
Declutter tip: CLOTHING. You say, What if I need it later? Instead, ask yourself these questions: Does it fit me today? Does it look good? Is it in good condition? Does it suit my current lifestyle? Will I use it in this climate? Off season clothes can be kept and stored for future travel. Formal clothing can be kept in limited amounts if you anticipate an event in the next year and the clothing fits.
Declutter tip: PAPERWORK, ARTICLES, RECIPES. You say, What if I need it later? Instead, ask yourself: Will the information be current and relevant? How long have I had this paperwork, and when was the last time I referred to it? Do the recipes match my current and desired cooking and dietary style?
Declutter tip: (FINANCIAL, LEGAL DOCUMENTS) You say, What if I need it later? Ask yourself: Does my accountant, tax preparer, and/or lawyer Recommend that I keep it? If so, for how long?
Declutter tip: (ADEQUATE SPACE) You say, Why get rid of this if I have enough space for it? Ask yourself: Would I want to pay to move it? Do I currently use it? If not, could someone else use it now?
Declutter tip: (COLLECTIBLES, SENTIMENTAL ITEMS) You say, What if I have enough space for it? Instead, ask: Am I storing it or displaying it? Do I have the time or the desire to keep it clean, polished, and dust-free? Is there something that I would rather do with that time instead?
I hope that these professional organizer declutter tips were helpful. Need more? Call me (760)809-8851
May 4, 2017Organizing Tips Organizing tips should be easy to use and offer many benefits. The benefits of organizing may be easily seen as in the case of a decluttered surface such as a floor. Some organizing tips yield benefits that cannot be seen but they are definitely felt. As a Personal and Professional Organizer my clients tell ... Read more
February 20, 2017Rainy day organizing projects | Closets Rainy day organizing projects | closets give you a sense of accomplishment. You can always schedule rainy day organizing projects even when it is not raining! You can organize by room but I suggest that you start small and declutter one closet at a time. Plan ahead so that you ... Read more
January 27, 2017Professional Organizer Professional Organizers are highly motivated to transfer their organizing skills to their clients. It makes more sense for you to to enjoy the benefits of organizing by using them in between sessions rather than use them only when I am there. I listen carefully to the things that my clients say during the time ... Read more
January 20, 2017Garage clutter Garage clutter can negatively impact everything from your relationships to finances. It’s critical to identify what the clutter is and the most efficient way to let it go. After you identify what you plan to keep your call to action is to have a plan that will result in a system you can maintain. Garage ... Read more
January 19, 2017Organizing a cluttered garage Organizing a cluttered garage doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. I observe that in fact, sometimes people would rather avoid this project and resign themselves to parking in the driveway or on the street. That may not be an option for some of you because of neighborhood rules. Organizing a cluttered garage has ... Read more
January 9, 2017Organizing Goals Organizing goals are ongoing because life is constantly changing. When we accept that concept and trust that organizing is a process not an end point, life is much easier. As your Personal Professional Organizer I would like to offer you these 5 organizing goals for the new year: Organizing Goal #1: Accumulate less clutter Clutter accumulates ... Read more
January 9, 2017Be more organized Be more organized by using my common sense organizing tips. All during January I am sharing common sense organizing tips to help you get and stay organized with more ease, less overwhelm, and less stress. If your goal is: “This year I am going to be more organized!”, then I am going to ... Read more
January 6, 2017Useful clutter tips Useful clutter tips help you to reduce and prevent the accumulation of new clutter. As a Personal Professional Organizer I can assure you that clutter is the small stuff that piles up, sits in boxes, takes up room in closets and drawers, and causes overwhelm. If you agree with the saying, “Don’t sweat ... Read more
November 26, 2016Managing time Managing time is easier than you think, that’s why I like to share my organizing and time management tips. Managing time is the best way to save time to be able to be generous with it. Time management is like space organizing, you only have so many waking hours and only so much space. ... Read more
November 13, 2016Get something done | Time management tip Get something done. Always remember that you have to make the time to get something done, it’s just that simple. Time Management Tip: Wake up 15 minutes earlier than you usually do every day and plan to do something that you think you never have time to do. The ... Read more
“Denise and I are working on a de-cluttering and reorganization project, in preparation for putting my house on the market. Working with Denise has been a great experience. Her kind and gentle approach really eases the pain associated with this process. She’s patient and understanding, but at the same time creates an environment conducive to decision-making and results.
The company name, The Outside-In Organizer, is perfect because Denise starts by assessing the “outside” of a project but then dealing with the project at its core, or the “inside.” Working together in a collaborative fashion we’ve been able to tackle projects that seemed impossible at first. I’m so thankful to have found her and have her on my team!”