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12 More Organizing Basics
12 More Organizing Basics


Organizing basics are simple, easy to follow ideas that give you a good foundation for decluttering and simplifying your daily life. We’ve talked about 9 of them before. Here are 12 more for you.

  1. Keep like items together - juice cups together, coffee cups together, travel mugs together.
  2. Keep things where you use them. if you clip coupons in bed, keep scissors in your nightstand. 
  3. We only wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. Start purging the 80%.
  4. At the beginning of the season turn all of your hangers backwards. As you wear an item, turn the hanger the right way. Anything that is unturned at the end of the season is up for elimination. 
  5. Short on space? Look up and use your vertical space with extra shelves and hooks. {Watch my closet organizing video for more vertical tips.]
  6. Short on space? Don’t forget the back of the door. It’s a great place for hooks or an over-the-door organizer
  7. Hate to file? Set your phone’s timer for 10 minutes, file then give yourself permission to walk away when the alarm goes off. Then do it again later.
  8. Name your files something you will recall easily. For example, pick one - Car, Auto, or Toyota Sienna.
  9. Throw your physical junk mail directly into the recycle bin or shredder. Don’t let it land on your counter. Same goes with your e-junk mail. Delete it right away.
  10. Create a separate email address for online shopping and e-newsletters. It’s easy to cancel it if you get too much spam. 
  11. Set up a separate email folder for online shopping notifications & receipts. It's easier to delete old emails when the transaction is complete.
  12. Too much junk email? Click unsubscribe at the bottom of the email to get off the lists.


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