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6 Tips for Staying Organized

Created on Jun 06, 2014

By Amanda LeBlanc

So your space is organized, now what?

  1. Be proactive with your newly organized space. You worked hard to get it organized, so now that everything has home, make it a priority to put it where it belongs.
  2. Maintain order (and maximize space) by purging. This is the key to maintenance of an organized space. Having too much stuff in a small space cannot be organized. Don’t overcrowd your closet after organizing it, because it will unravel before your eyes.
  3. Let go of clothes you never wore this season. As you have a change in season and a change in wardrobe, take time to look through your clothes and donate items you don't use and that are taking up valuable space. 
  4. Try the hanger trick. Having a difficult time being honest with yourself about what you no longer wear? Or, maybe it's just too overwhelming to decide. Turn all of the hangers in your closet backwards and as you wear each item turn the hanger back around. At the end of the season it will be easy to determine what you didn't wear. Trust me, the hangers don’t lie!
  5. Get a body double! Studies show that just the presence of another person during the decluttering process can help you let go of too much stuff. 
  6. Set aside time to make tweaks to your space. A properly organized space should be adjustable, because the items that you store and the space it needs may change. Your organized space needs to be flexible and able to change with your lifestyle. Spend about an hour a month evaluating the space to make sure it's still working for you. 

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