Expert Organizational Tips

September 2017

Summer Clothing Purge - Now that summer is over, donate or give away any items which were not worn all summer. If they were not worn this summer, it is unlikely they will be worn next year.

August 2017

Back to School Supplies Shopping - Check all the supplies in the house before spending money on new ones, and shop early to avoid the mob scenes and line-ups.

July 2017

Drawer dividers: using drawer dividers or organizers is critical to keeping items separated and categorized. Without them, a newly organized drawer will return to its unruly state in a very short time.

June 2017

File not pile: papers are best filed vertically in a drawer where they are clearly labeled with tabs, easily accessible, and take the least amount of horizontal space.

May 2017

Less is more: the less you have on your desk, the more easily you will focus on the task at hand. Too much clutter on a desk causes distraction.

April 2017

One Motion Storage: when organizing your things, make retrieval easy using one motion storage. If it takes too many actions to get something, you will probably give up. If retrieval is simple, life is more relaxed.

March 2017

One in one out: this is a very important rule to live by and applies to all areas of your home. If you buy something new, take something old and either give it away, recycle it or toss it.