Uncluttering & Organizing Your Home Space
Declutter 101 from OrganizedHome.com
Declutter 101 is brought to us by book author Cynthia Ewer of OrganizedHome.com. Here, you will be lead to the three major issues of cutting clutter at home. The first part is where to start, the second part is how to remove clutter, and the third one is how to stay being clutter-free. Besides doing some preparations, Cynthia suggests having a scheduled time to declutter. To remove clutter, she recommends using the four-box method which should be for Put Away, Give Away/Sell, Storage, and Trash. To have a clutter-free home, Ewer presented some good habits you can try at home.
Organizing on ThriftyFun
ThriftyFun is a wonderful site with a lot of valuable information to help people save money, save time and solve problems. The site provides a few different ways to find the information it offers. There's a general search function for keyword searces. There is also a drop-down box to Browse Topics. And then once you get to a main topic section, there's a more specific sub-topic navigation menu on the right side of the page. One of the main section is on Organizing. There are numerous categories with tips for organizing: closets, craft projects, cupboards, manuscripts, bathroom, bedroom, bills and mail, books, children, clothing, coupons, files, freezer and fridge, garage, kitchen, laundry, linens, moving, office paperwork, photos, recipes,tools, toys, travel, yard and garden, and finallyyourself.
Kitchen Organization With Debbie on BlueSuitMom.com
Debbie Williams is an organizing strategist and founder of OrganizedTimes.com. In this Q & A-styled article, Debbie Williams tackles the problem of organizing a kitchen. Her insights, advice, hints and tips can apply, to a greater or lesser degree, to most any kitchen. According to Debbie, contractors never provide enough storage drawers in a kitchen, which is a major problem for most homemakers. However, Debbie points out that in the vast majority of kitchens only 20% of the items in the drawers are used 80% of the time. This means there are a lot of seldom-used items taking up valuable drawer space. According to Debbie the first thing you need is to get ruthless and purge your drawers of items that have not been used within recent memory. The second tip is to stack. Stack plastic containers inside each other, even inside wicker baskets. Wherever possible, stack to save space. Wire shelves, baking tray racks, and over-the-door hangers can almost double the space in some areas of the kitchen. Store tall spoons and spatulas in a crock or tall pitcher and get as many things as possible off of valuable counter space. One of Debbie's suggestions that you might find surprising is that you keep one junk drawer in the kitchen, especially if you have kids, but she also suggests that you go through it once a month and weed out unused items. By following all of Debbie's advice, tips and tricks it may be possible to almost double the useable space in even a small kitchen.
Cluttering is about emotions and psychology not just organizing skills. Cluttering is different than hoarding, but may be related to ADD, OCD, anxiety or depression. There is plenty of support to be found on the popular web network Meetupthe world's largest network of local groups that makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find already-existing group wehre they live for face-to-face meeting activities. On Meetup you can likely find a decultter group in your area. Some of the largest groups, with more than 100 members, are in Austin, Chicago, Houston, Cambridge, Mass., New York City, Sacramento, Cary, NC. and Encinitas, Calif.