Here are some of the projects we completed in just 7 days!
TIPS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR WHOLE HOUSE:
* Pick a place to start - and finish it before you move on.
* Have a trash bag and boxes ready for items you are trashing, donating, selling, and keeping.
* Don't get overwhelmed - take breaks and breathe.
* Enjoy each organized space as you go!
* Remember once you start, the easier it gets! And the rewards are tremendous!
Organize accessories, like scarves and belts, so they are easy to see and access.
Over-the-door pocket organizers are perfect for this!
Organize according to type, fabric, style or color.
Organize your wardrobe by shopping in your own closet! Remove all items, decide
what you want to keep, donate, sell and throw away. Return all items you are keeping according to season, style (pants, skirts, shirts, dresses) and color.
Add an 'Outfit Bar'
so you can place your next day's outfit! This will save SERIOUS time in the morning!
How much time do you waste looking for things? Organize your supply closet and waste no more! Separate items into categories and put each category into its
Don't forget to LABEL each container!
Clear the clutter and make your living room 'liveable" by keeping it simple. Go through the room daily and clear any mess to maintain an inviting living space
for the whole family.
This guest closet contained many miscellaneous items.
We cleaned it out and put the random items where they belonged.
This closet is now available for guests, and it looks pretty too!
This disheveled guest room was easy to brighten up! We added some bright pillows for a pop of color and made it inviting with little touches,
like a quilt, a book, a small plant and flowers.
This hall coat closet goes from chaotic to calm. Now the homeowner can find everything they need! (And they found some things they forgot they had when we
cleaned it out!)
Kitchen cupboards get a make over! Use a lazy susan to make small bottles easy to locate in the supplement cupboard. Display pretty dishes. Make
often used pantry items, like peanut butter and tea, easily accessible. Streamline dishes so they are easy to use AND put away!
Limit what is in your cabinets to items you use most often.
Organize kitchen drawers according to items: silverware, utensils,
towels, food bags & wrap, knives, baking sheets, etc.
The laundry room is often a 'catch-all' area. Make a commitment to go throught the area weekly and remove any items that don't belong. Keep the floor
clear. Use cabinets or
shelves to store laundry supplies, cleaning supplies, towels and other household items.
Kid's bathrooms seem to be a clutter magnet. Give kids an organization system they can use, with limited items and a place for each, so it will be easier
Organize any closet by first clearing it out COMPLETELY. Then sort each item into piles: keep, donate, trash and put somewhere else. Put items back
in closet according to category.
TEENAGER'S BEDROOM & CLOSET
A teenager's room and closet is always a challenge! We started this clean-up by
making piles: clothes, games, books and miscellaneous items. Then we sorted each of
these piles into categories: keep, trash, donate, and put away somewhere else. Next, we organized all the items in
the 'keep' pile. Clothes, shoes and hats went into the closet. Books, games and other items went into baskets. Having your teenager organize
OWN room will encourage them to keep it clean and orderly.