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The beginning of a new year is a great time to organize your home or office space. And what better way to organize your space than with swoonworthy products that will keep your home neat, pretty and clutter-free.
Organization is all about reducing stress, eliminating clutter, and organizing your life. Here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Eliminate clutter. Decide which room you want to tackle first and get started. You will need three tall kitchen garbage bags or large boxes. Label the bags or boxes "throw away," "give away," and "put away." Don't be surprised if you feel separation anxiety when you first start clearing away the clutter. It's normal. Throwing away garbage or donating items can be difficult at first, but when the bags are out of the house, it will feel as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
2. Everything has a place. If you follow this one rule, organizing your home or office will be easier than ever. Having all your necessities in one place saves you time and frustration. It doesn't matter where you want to keep daily mail, unread magazines, or school papers that need to be signed, as long as it has a place and is in its place.
3. Clean up daily. Allow 5-10 minutes each day to tidy up either after dinner or before bed. Take a look around and wherever you see clutter forming, put it away. If you find you don't need the cluttered items anymore, then follow step number one and repeat.
To make organizing more fun and rewarding, I love incorporating functional and fabulous decor in my home. It makes me feel good when I file away mail in pretty file folders or place spare change and business cards in a shiny gold box. And while some may feel "functional and fabulous" is an oxymoron, you really can have the best of both worlds. It just takes a little planning.
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