Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Saturday, January 24, 2009

BHG Organizing Article

The January 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens had an article titled "7 Tips for Beating Clutter Forever" by Donna Smallin. Here are the points I felt were most significant and helpful:

  • "Give everything a home. A big reason why clutter accumulates is because items are homeless. A good home for a frequently used item is one that makes it easy to retrieve and return."

  • "Declutter daily. It's easier to keep up than to catch up, so eastablish a daily routine. Grab a a laundry basket and make the rounds, tossing in anything to be put away. Also purge periodically."

  • "Use a notebook instead of random sticky notes for lists and contact info. Then you'll always know where to find what you've written."