We’ve all been spending a lot of time in our homes over the last year (I can’t believe I just said that:-). Your home is serving as a place to work, educate your kids, workout, eat, and entertain your family. It’s a lot of togetherness! To make life easier some of you have tackled those long put off organizing projects hoping to create a more functional and enjoyable space for everyone. That’s great! I hope you are reaping the rewards of less clutter and better organization in your home. However, 95% of the time DIYers claim that no matter how many times they organize, the clutter returns. Life is not perfect and even well organized spaces don’t stay that way if you don’t keep them up. With the help of a few pro-tips you can ensure lasting and successful completion of your organizing projects.
Don’t Leave Trash & Donations Behind – A frequent issue for DIY organizers is not dealing with the items they no longer want or need. In order for a space to stay organized you need to get the clutter out immediately.
- Donation places are limiting hours due to the inundation of products, but they are open. Go early and be prepared to wait. Alternatively call for a pick up before you start your project and plan to put in the work as close to that date as possible.
- Use social media sites to give away your items for free. Facebook Marketplace, NextDoor, and Freecycle are all good sites for making your trash another person’s treasure.
- If you have more junk than your trash and recycle bins can handle, call a hauler or arrange for your annual clean-up pick up with your local garbage company.