One of my blog readers from the UK said she didn’t know where to start because she needed to start everywhere. (Sorry, earlier I said she was from Australia). I suggested to her to start in one room, in one place in that room. She did it! She sent some great organizing tips that she used to get organized. I got permission to share them with you. This is what she did:
“I went into my bedroom and opened the drawer where I keep all my cosmetic type stuff. Well it really was Stuffed. I emptied the drawer and as it is quite wide managed to fit in four empty shoe boxes for sorting. You see I knew they would come in useful!!!!”
My comment: If you have a place you can store empty boxes to use later this is a great organizing idea. But when you keep more than you will possibly ever use and you don’t have space for those containers; that is when they turn into clutter. Keep what you will use and get rid of the rest—we will get more.
“I have seen expensive drawer organizers but this works a treat. I found six tubes of hand cream. One went by each sink (3), one by my bedside, one in my travel wash bag and one in the guest room. I get very dry hand skin so perhaps this will help!”
My Comment: Excellent way to use what you have and to make space in drawers—put the useful items where they will be used rather than just hording them.
“I then decided to get a nice basket to put in the guest room with the soap, some body lotion (I seem to have a lot of this as well!) And some of those freebees you get in hotel rooms like shampoo and shower gel sachets – I have quite a collection.”—“Well it’s a start”.
My Comment: That is how we get organized—we start! Good Job and happy organizing. You have a great start—now keep on by going from one drawer to another, from one shelf to another and one room to another room. Before you know it your entire home will be organized just the way you want it. Thank you for those timely organizing tips.