Do you have a dumping ground?
Do you have a space where things go when they don’t have a home?
Lots of times it’s the basement, or spare bedroom or home office
...put things there in a hurry and close the door!
Then you go to use the space, and after looking at it, you turn around and head to another room.
The space has become unusable.
How do you keep this from happening?
1) Decide on the function(s) of each room and stick to it.
2) Make some space in a storage room or closet to keep “extra” stuff until it’s needed or has a home.
3) Decide where something is going before it gets into the house.
4) Let go of something to make a spot for a new item.
5) Containerize – decide how much storage you’ll allocate to a category of items and pare down items to fit. For example: “ I’ll keep only the amount of books that fit in my bookcase”.
As you work through the items in your dumping ground, ask yourself:
- “Do I still need it?”
- “When was the last time I used it?”
- “If I let it go, can I borrow or rent it, if I need it again?”
Now, go clear that dumping ground and re-claim your space!
Need help or suggestions? Give me a call.
Bev Chandler, Professional Organizer, 306-536-8844
C&C Organizing. www.ccorganizing.ca
Re-claim space, time, and relationships.
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