Tuesday, January 6, 2009

organize any space in 4 steps

So you want to organize a room but don't know where to begin? Follow these four basic steps and you will be on your way to a more organized home, office, family and life.

  1. Make a list of how the room or area is used. For example, a family room may be used for watching television and videos, listening to music, reading and playing games.
  2. Remove anything that is not related to those functions (except decorative items). For example, you might need to remove miscellaneous paperwork and some toys.
  3. List items that should stay and group them into categories. In a family room these might include: television (remote controls, TV Guide), videos (videos, DVDs, remotes), music (CDs, cassettes, remote, earphones), reading (books, soft pillows, glasses), and games (games, note pads and pencils).
  4. Group like objects together. Make sure you have containers for everything. You can place the remotes and the TV Guide in a basket by the couch. The videos go in the left side of the entertainment center with the stereo. Books belong in a magazine rack by the couch. Games can also be placed in the entertainment center, below the videos.

Using this system, you can effectively organize any room or space…even your purse, your bathroom drawers, kitchen cupboards, car trunk, gym bag…and much more!

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