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Fall Organizing Tips – Where Do I Start?

Fall seems to be the season for fresh starts. The crisp and cool mornings and the new school clothes get you in the mood for organizing this time of year. You feel the urge to get yourselves and your home in great shape. But you may be asking yourself – where do I begin?  If this sounds like you, the following Fall organizing tips may help you get started with your organizing:

Fall Organizing Tip 1: Simplify morning routines

If your Fall mornings tend to feel a bit busied and chaotic, try simplifying your routines. Ensure that the everyday essentials required by your kids in the morning are easily accessible such as back packs, sports gear etc – perhaps at the door so they can see it and grab it on the way out. With regards to the dreaded lunch making – try setting up bins in your refrigerator that the kids can pick items from and assemble their own lunches.

The most common problem between you and an organized home is simply just a lack of routine. Have a look at your current daily routine and try to establish new ways of planning out how to maximize your time. Get your kids involved too – they’ll love it. Having an organized morning routine will leave everyone feeling less stressed and ready for the day.

Fall Organizing Tip 2: Do you wear it?

A simple technique to organize any closet is to get rid of the clothes you don’t wear at the end of each season. Try looking at your closet with a fresh set of eyes. Clear out your unworn shorts and sundresses at the end of summer so that you have less clothing to store and fewer accessories to deal with. Put the clothes that you wish to keep in a labelled bin ready for easy access for the next appropriate season. If you find items in your closet that you won’t wear again – ever – then it could be time to take a trip to Goodwill or – ClutterBgone is a proud supporter of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. They will happily take your gently used items and put them to good use.

Fall Organizing Tip 3:  Organize the kitchen

I don’t know about you, but I tend to slack off in the ‘home cooking’ department during the summer months. Everyone is so busy running here and there so quick meals tend to be our go-to. When the Fall rolls around however, I love an organized kitchen. When my kitchen is clean and well-organized, I feel I can tend better to the needs of my family by cooking healthy meals, turning on the crock pot and locating my apple peeler. Ensure that your kitchen drawers are ‘junk-free’ and that the utensils you use often are easily accessible. Consider purchasing small bins (dollar store) for your food pantry and labeling them for such things as your cereal, pasta, kids snack crackers etc. It gives a neat and organized feel.

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Try one or two areas at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed by trying to organize every area of the house in one weekend. Grab a nice pumpkin latte (if that’s your thing) and enjoy the crisp cool breezes of Fall. Remember, we are always here for you. Should you need some extra guidance or support, we are just a phone call away and would love to assist you in your organizing needs this season.

Tips On How To Clear The Clutter And Get Organized

Staying organized can be quite essential to your daily life – but yet, as we all know, it’s not always easy to keep a clutter-free space. Here, we hope to help you with a few tips on how to clear the clutter and get organized.

Tips on how to clear the clutter and get organized

Clutter & Organizational Tip 1: Sort Sort Sort!

One of the most significant issues for people looking to de-clutter their space is realizing that they have much more than they actually  need. As you know, we tend to accumulate a lot of things throughout our lives, and sometimes, (a lot of the time) we might not even use half of them! Is it worth keeping piles of things you no longer use or appreciate? Only you can answer this question. If you’re looking for a fresh, clutter-free environment, the best thing you can do is to sort through your stuff and try to get rid of those items that you no longer need to take up space anymore.

Clutter & Organizational Tip 2: Don’t slack on your good habits

Now that your de-cluttering journey is well under way, it’s important to stay focused on the task. Many people, unfortunately, tend to lose track of their commitment, and as a result, they end up back at square one and disorganization sets in again quick. Staying organized is not hard if you remember to keep your things tidy on a daily basis. This means putting things back in their designated space once you are finished with it. Think of it as one of those important daily habits, such as brushing your teeth. You’ll get so used to keeping a decluttered environment, it will just become second nature.

Clutter & Organizational Tip 3: Ask for help Tips on how to clear the clutter and get organized

Sometimes, it’s quite hard to make it on your own when it comes to organizing your space and keeping a clutter-free routine. Thankfully, you can get someone else to help! Family members or friends could be of assistance, and if you think you need an outsider’s outlook, you could always consider hiring an organizing professional. We help home owners and small businesses de-clutter and organize their spaces so they can enjoy a clean, clutter free environment. We’re honoured that our clients invite us to come into their homes and small businesses. That’s a huge leap of faith and we appreciate that trust. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and genuinely unhappy with any of your spaces, we can help you get organized, de-cluttered and provide a positive, lasting change and transformation.

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How To Keep My Home Organized?

Just finished organizing your home and don’t know what’s next? We here at ClutterBGone get asked this question frequently. We’ve helped our clients organize their space, and now the question remains – how do I keep my home organized?

Keep the Interior Decor Fresh

The best part of organizing a home is working on the interior decorating. It’s the perfect opportunity to see your home in a new way and plan an entire makeover. This could be anything from new furniture and accessories to just changing the color of the walls. Celebrate your newly organized living space by bringing something fresh and vibrant to the table. It’ll give you a whole new appreciation of your home.

Entertain

Now that your space is organized and feeling great, you have a great excuse to have a dinner party or small get together at how to keep your home organizedyour place. The best part is you won’t have to spend hours cleaning your home before your guests arrive. Have fun preparing and serving a lavish dinner in your newly organized home. You’ll feel proud of the accomplishment and your guests will be amazed. Then you can relax and spend the rest of the night celebrating.

Start New Projects

Have you cleaned up a spare room? Or cleared away extra mess in the garage? Why not start using the newfound space as a project room. Here are some suggestions on how to use your free spaces.

  • Workshop: Do you have a passionate DIY spirit? Always wanted to try your hand at woodwork or jewelry making? Treat yourself by purchasing the supplies you need and start using the space for something creative and proactive. You’ll love unleashing a new side to yourself.
  • Arts and crafts: If you enjoy scrapbooking or making creations from scratch, start an art studio or craft room. It could be for painting, design, sewing, or calligraphy. Whatever your passion is put it into action!
  • Reading room: Want to catch up on your latest read? Create a snug library complete with comfortable chairs, how do I keep my home organizedbeautiful bookshelves, and lamps with a powerful light.
  • Photography space: Whether it’s a dark room or a studio, it’s time to indulge your love of photography right in the comfort of your own home.
  • Mini-cinema: Today home studios are inexpensive and readily available. All you need is a good projector, screen, and plenty of comfortable chairs and cushions. Don’t forget the popcorn!
  • Home gym: Want to get in shape in the comfort of your own home? Invest in gym equipment to inspire you to be the best version of yourself.

Stay Vigilant

One of the most difficult parts of organizing the home is adjusting to the new lifestyle in the following months. It’s easy to slip into old unorganized habits. Life is busy and it can be hectic at times so it’s important to make organizing second nature to everyone in the household.

If you feel like your home is starting to fall apart again, call a house meeting. Talk to the other people sharing the space and potentially delegate house responsibilities. It’s everyone’s home and space and every member should be proud to keep it clean and organized.

And, if you need some extra support, we are here to help! Once your system of organization has been established we can provide you with maintenance and on-going support so you can focus on your core passions and spend time with your loved ones. Schedule regular sessions at intervals of your choosing to keep your home or office running smoothly and efficiently. Contact us here.