Feeling baffled about how to organize something? Feeling too overwhelmed to begin? Keep these four tips in mind and you’ll have the job done in no time.
Store like things together. It’s much better to have your adhesive bandages all together in a first aid bin than scattered over the house, right? This is true for most items.
Store the things you use most often in the most easily accessed spaces. Items you use daily should be within arm’s reach (if it’s on your desk) or at eye- or waist level (if it’s a shelf or drawer). Stuff you use once a year can be relegated to a less convenient storage space. Keep this in mind when you’re deciding where to place things.
Less really is more. The fewer items you have to store, the easier it is to find what you need and put it away. Letting go of stuff can be liberating (and make organizing easier).
Let go of perfect. There’s no such thing as perfectly organized and your organizing solutions don’t need to be perfect. You just need to be able to find what you need when you need it. So if you have an idea for how to organize something, just give it a try. If it doesn’t work, switch it up. Don’t let perfectionism paralyze you.
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