Fri, 24 March 2017
Clean out and back up the cars - because we are going to FILL them!
Designate one car for donations and one for items that need to be delivered, returned or consigned.
Next decide how long you have to work on this project at ONE time.
If you have 2 hours or more - EMPTY the garage. You know it's true. Once the items are OUT of the garage it is as easy to donate them as it is to put them back in the garage.
The garage houses all of the future projects we "think" we are going to do.
The biggest work you are going to do is DECIDE if you really are going to do those ideas and projects.
In the podcast I talk about how I no longer have flower gardens, why I easily donate items we have purchased and never used and how we need better tools.
It's a funny listen. And will keep you going while you declutter guilt and expectations in the form of flower pots and old sporting equipment.
Check your storage solutions.
Now is the time to invest in a few plastic shelving units to organize what you have left and buy organizers specific to what YOU have in your garage.
Keep going! You can do this!
Keep decluttering all the way until March 31!!
I want you to focus on decluttering and your Sunday Basket this month so…
The 100 Day Home Organization Challenge registration is closed. Join the wait list here and you will be the first to be notified when it reopens.
Fri, 17 March 2017
No one wants to go down here. I know.
If you haven't listened to the "How to Sort a Box" podcast. It is podcast #150 and goes along with today’s podcast #159
Ok. The basement.
In this space you need a leader who will direct the family. - Usually mom.
The leader goes down and starts sorting boxes and items into family members' piles. And then each family member (one at a time) will come down, make decisions and carry the donations up.
Preparation is KEY here! The more the leader prepares, the quicker the decisions go and the more gets donated.
There is no denying that basements, attics and storage rooms ZAP energy and are the HARDEST areas to organize!
Everything is down there because you don't know what to do with it. ;)
So pace yourself. Each bag and box donated is a HUGE win!
Keep going. You can do this!
Don't forget to download the family and individual brackets to play along. View the get started post for "rules". :)
This is the LAST day to register for the Sunday Basket workshops.
Start tackling that storage room… one box at a time.
For the full show notes go to organize365.com/159
Fri, 10 March 2017
The first step in organizing the family room is to stop and think about what you really do in this space.
Do you still watch DVDs or do you stream your entertainment?
If your youngest child is in 2nd grade it is OK to move all the toys out of the family room.
If your youngest child is in middle school all their toys can be in their room.
For the full show notes go to organize365.com/157
Fri, 3 March 2017
Here are the 7 steps to decluttering your bedroom at any age.
1. Pick up all trash
2. Collect all food, dishes and dirty laundry.
3. Scan the room and fill a bag of any easily donateable items.
4. Go through ALL your clothes. Try on all your pants and tops.
5. Look at the items on your floor (including furniture) and make decisions about what can go.
6. Go through the books in your bedroom.
7. Stand and look at each wall of your room.
For the full show notes go to organize365.com/156