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How to Approach Organizing

Updated: Oct 26, 2023




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Remember that organizing is an ongoing process, and what works best for one space may not work for another. Our team brainstormed on the most important parts of our process and created these guidelines to live by whether it's your business or home systems.

Adapt these tips to suit your specific needs and preferences, and enjoy the benefits of a well-organized space.


Set Clear Goals: Define the purpose of the space and what you want to achieve. Having clear goals will guide your organizing efforts.


Categorize Items: Group similar items together. For example, in a kitchen group pots and pans together, utensils together, baking tools together etc... That way you can see clearly what you have. So with the kitchen example looking at all the utensils together if you end up noticing that you have 6 spatulas you can see which one is old or damaged, prioritize the ones you like vs the ones you don't and keep the fav(s) - donate the rest.


Declutter: Which brings up right into decluttering. Before you start organizing, go through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or discard. Be ruthless in decluttering items you no longer need or use. Or, perhaps certain things get moved to another space in the house because it's better suited elsewhere.


Use Containers: Invest in storage containers, bins, baskets, and drawer dividers to keep items separated and neatly stored. Clear containers can help you see what's inside.


Label Everything: Labeling containers, shelves, and drawers can save you time and prevent confusion. Use clear, legible labels so you can easily identify what's where.


Prioritize Accessibility: Store frequently used items in easily accessible places. Less frequently used items can go in less convenient spots.


Maximize Vertical Space: Install shelves, hooks, or pegboards on walls to make use of vertical space for storage. This is especially useful in small spaces.


Furniture with Storage: Choose furniture pieces that offer hidden storage options, like ottomans with storage compartments or beds with under-bed storage.


Create a System: Develop a system for handling incoming items. For instance, establish a mail-sorting routine to prevent paper clutter from piling up.


Regular Maintenance: Set aside time regularly to maintain your organized space. This prevents clutter from creeping back in.


Don't Overcrowd: Avoid overfilling shelves or drawers. Leave some empty space to accommodate new additions and make it easier to retrieve items.


Color Coding: Consider using color-coding for items like clothing or files. It can make finding things much quicker.


Digitize When Possible: Scan important documents and photos to reduce paper clutter. Store digital copies securely.


Donate or Recycle Regularly: Once you've decluttered, don't forget to donate items you no longer need or recycle items that are no longer usable.


Seek Professional Help: If you're overwhelmed or dealing with a large-scale organizing project, consider hiring a professional organizer for expert guidance.





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How to Approach Organizing

Remember that organizing is an ongoing process, and what works best for one space may not work for another. Adapt these tips to suit your specific needs and preferences, and enjoy the benefits of a well-organized space.

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