There are many tools we use to help clients organize their closets and our first rule to having a presentable space is to use similar hangers. We particularly like the velvet ones that are slim to reduce valuable space and we also find that blouses and dresses that might slip off of plastic hangers work really well with the felt ones. More
Make your Bed: “if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” (Naval Admiral William H. McRaven) “It was a simple task-mundane at best. But every morning we were required to make our bed to perfection. It seemed a little ridiculous at the time, particularly in light of the fact that we were aspiring to be real warriors, tough battle hardened SEALS-but the wisdom of this simple act has been proven to me many times over. If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another…if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” Vacuum the Inside of your Car: According to a study done by the “Harvard Health Watch” the average American spends 101 minutes/day in their car. Make it a pleasant experience. Clean out Your Purse and/or Wallet: Why spend time looking for that special lipstick? Try putting all cosmetics in a designated pouch with similar items. Take photo copes of ALL your bank, credit and health cards along with your license and any other award type cards. Organize Note Cards into Categories: Birthday, Father’s Day etc. Just add dividers to save time and money so you can quickly find that special card to send a friend or family member. Write a Hand Written Note: Imagine how it makes you feel to receive a letter in your postal mail box NOT your internet mail: a lot more meaningful.
January is known for many things: short days, cold nights, slippery roads and often broken New Year’s resolutions – how depressing! There’s always another side, maybe January is a time to accomplish indoor tasks, get cozy by a fire, bake cookies and avoid going out in a snowstorm, and get to those New Year’s Resolutions. When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, set yourself up for success. Sometimes the old adages are the best: baby steps, achievable goals, start small, one thing at a time, stay focused and you can do anything. If your goal has come and gone, try re-evaluating and set a new one. When it comes to organizing, we thought we’d share some words that we can’t attribute to one person specifically as most organizers preach the following. We will list all 10 Tips this week and delve into each one more thoroughly throughout this month and next.
1) Stay focused on the task at hand. If your goal is to organize your kitchen, and you find a vase that you want to store in the attic, just put it aside for the time being. Many people might make the mistake of going to the attic and then becoming distracted with another project once they are there. Check out our blog on Page 3, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. More