Tips for Tuesday
Because we so rarely clean out anything that can be hidden (c'mon, you know you do this!), items tend to accumulate in closets, cupboards and drawers. One of the key elements to getting - and staying - organized is to have less stuff. That's the bottom line. The less we have, the easier it is to keep it under control.
I mentioned in a previous post the need to tailor our project to what our schedule allows. Most of us don't have the time to tackle and entire room, but we can find a few minutes to start on one drawer or a shelf.
Regardless of where we choose to begin, the key is to do the job thoroughly. That means taking EVERYTHING out of that drawer or off that shelf and starting from scratch. If we don't take it all out, we end up merely shuffling things around. By removing everything we can assess each item and determine if it stays, goes, or should be somewhere else.
Here are the criteria I use for determining whether or not an article is allowed to remain or must find a new home:
1. Do I need it?
2. Do I use it?
3. Do I love it?
If it doesn't fall into one of these categories, it's time to say goodbye!