Is this the year you really get organized?
01. Ask yourself what is your biggest challenge or pain point and start there
Starting with the challenge that causes you the most pain or anxiety will help you to feel more in control almost immediately. Also, start small and stick to one area at a time. For example, if your biggest challenge is the kitchen, start with the first drawer. Take everything out and then wipe out the drawer. Be completely honest with yourself as you put items back in. Don’t put items back in that you no longer use.
Think about the placement of items that you will be keeping. Don’t put an item back if it doesn’t belong in the kitchen or if it belongs in a different area of the kitchen. When you’re done with the drawer, bring the items that belong elsewhere to that spot right away.
When placing items back into the drawer or cupboard, consider buying some drawer organizers and/or bins from the Dollar Store. This will really help keep your drawers and cupboards organized and will maximize your storage.
Once you get started, you will find that it gets easier and easier to keep going because it feels so satisfying to look at that drawer or cupboard once it is organized and decluttered.