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Get Inspired to Keep Things In Their Place

Each month I’m providing one organizing tip that’s part of a year-long plan. Follow the suggested organizing activities and by the end of the year your entire house will be organized.

Resist the urge to tackle too much at one time.

Commit to one action a month and you’ll reap the benefits of immediate results and be inspired to keep going.

This month invest in a label maker and get inspired to organize your space and keep things in their place.

Buy a Label Maker

By this point, you’re probably starting to get the hang of your organizing style and preference. You’re also realizing it would be nice if the rest of your household could keep things it the proper place. That’s why you need to buy a label maker.

Labels keep storage areas, pantries and drawers organized. They also communicate to your spouse and children which items go here. In their own rooms, kids are more likely to return items to their proper location if it’s labeled. It takes the guesswork of out organizing and labels are especially helpful for children who are visual learners and readers.

You don’t need to go overboard in creating labels. There is a point where you can over-label a house, but if you want things back in a specific location, making sure the rest of your house knows where it goes, increases the chance it will happen. After all, why take the time to organize if it’s not going to stay that way?

I recommend purchasing a Brother-brand label maker. It’s set up like a computer keyboard, making it a more intuitive and time-saving product.

Inspired action:

Communicating clearly helps ensure your house stays organized, but don’t stop there. Communicate why it’s important to you that the house is organized. Maybe it’s because you want to feel less frazzled when you’re home and increase the amount of quality time spent as a family. Or perhaps you’d like to be less rushed in the mornings so that everyone leaves the house on a more positive note.

 

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Inspired thought:

Labeling a shelf or drawer doesn’t mean it’s contents are set in stone. It does mean you’ve developed a successful process for organizing and that should give you confidence in knowing you’ve got the ability to be successful in your next project or in reaching your next goal.

If you missed the organizing tip for March, there’s still time to get your garage organized before summer. https://unclutterednw.com/blog/organizethegarage/

Of course, if you’re impatient or anxious to see more immediate progress, email linda@unclutterednw.com to set up a consultation and see if working with a professional organizer is right for you.

 

Linda Deppa

Linda Deppa has seen more clutter than you could make in your lifetime - and found a place for all of it.

As a Certified Professional Organizer, Linda has helped hundreds of clients experience the joy that comes from reclaiming their space, and the relief of bringing their shoulders down from their ears when they realize they no longer feel stressed walking into a cluttered home or office.

Linda’s success in working with clients goes beyond her ability to organize their possessions. Her own life experiences, including a life-altering car accident, gives her a deep desire to help each of her client’s live life to the fullest. What starts as an organizing project with Linda often leads to mindset shifts that impact other areas of their lives.

Linda is a member of the National Associate of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and current President, past Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Director of the Seattle-based NAPO chapter.

A skilled presenter and motivational speaker, consider hiring Linda to speak at your next conference or event. Contact Linda via email: linda@unclutterednw.com

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