7 tips for a clutter-free and organized home

7 tips for a clutter-free and organized home

Angie’s List contacted its highly rated home organization professionals for advice and came up with seven quick tips for getting clutter under control:

  1. Make a list of the cluttered areas you want to clear. Rank the areas by priority.
  2. Declutter one area at a time, staying with it  until it’s done, even if it takes a few days. Mark it off the list and move on to the next area.
  3. Don’t let sentiment be your guide. If you’re not going to wear an item or use it again, give it away.
  4. Be holistic. Don’t stop at your wardrobe. Go through your bathroom, kitchen and storage closets, too.
  5. Establish a place for everything and then keep everything in its place. Clearly  label bins before you stack things away. Put the least-needed bins at the back or bottom of the pile. If you buy new storage bins, avoid round containers; rectangular and square shapes take up less space.
  6. Hire a pro if the job seems too big, but check credentials and consumer ratings first.
  7. And finally, once you’re clutter-free, focus your purchases on replacing things, not adding, or you’ll find yourself surrounded again.



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Linda: If you're an Angie's List member, feel free to search the List for reasonably-priced, reliable cleaning companies in your area.

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I didn't notice anything for a major home cleaning task. Is there such a place with good prices, I live off of SS and need to find someone good but also not to expensive. Could you help me with this? I also have a tramatic brain injury along with many other injuries that make it impossible for me to take on, so if there is a free or not to expensive service that I may be able to use please contact me! I'm not a youngster any longer and need help despertly, Thank You Linda M. Yard

Suzanne

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Another approach to add to continued organization and/or order is before something new is brought in another must be taken out. Often times losses due to natural disaster actually help people discover what is truly meaningful and what is just stuff. It's always worth the effort to investigate this when times are good and not wait for all to be destroyed.

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