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.
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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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 email@example.com to set up a consultation and see if working with a professional organizer is right for you.