Three of the best places to start with organizing a home are the basement, attic and garage. They admittedly can be the hardest and most time-consuming. Once these are cleared out or at least improved, however, it will set the tone for tackling the rest of the house.
The next areas on the list are closets, cabinets and drawers. Just put your crash helmet on, take a deep breath and dive in. As a general rule, consider the purpose of each space as you go through and decide what to keep, purge or move to another more appropriate place.
Some helpful hints as you move forward are as follows:
The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms so consider it as prime real estate. Purge all of those fancy gadgets and appliances that seemed like a good idea at the time but are just never used. For those that are rarely pressed into action, find another location for them in a more remote spot. A shelf in the basement might be the optimal solution.
In the bedroom, clothes that have not been worn for a good long time should go to charity … end of story. There are plenty of pitfalls and justifications as to why some clothes should be kept but try not of fall prey to them. Look at the storage space that you have and realistically proceed accordingly.
Bathrooms have a way of accumulating massive amounts of lotions and potions. Weed through the really old ones and make a point of using up the rest before you buy anything new.
We all get overly attached to our things … some more than others. If you cannot even remember that you have something, then chances are that it is not that important in the grand scheme of things. When everything that you have is in a designated spot, time will be on your side. You can then be on your way to a less stressful holiday season.