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I Totally Forgot I Still Had That!

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I’m inviting you all to a challenge.

For many of us, clothes and shoes are the bane of our existence. We have pounds and pounds of clothes or racks and racks of shoes. Ask yourself, do you wear 90 percent of your clothes? If you do, then you are doing great!! You must rotate well and like the diversity of your wardrobe. If you are anything less than 90 percent, then this challenge is for you!

My goal is for you to reduce clutter and keep what you actually wear. And I will expand this to clothes of different seasons.So if you divide your clothes into seasons, this challenge is for the current season.

I want you to pick 3 things you haven’t worn in 6 months or longer and wear them within this next week! 

When you pick those three things, if you can’t fit any of them or they are stained, ripped beyond repair, its time to get them out the house,

I am going to do the challenge myself and post pics on my FB page @thesuperorganizer

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Organizing

 

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Fast Friday Tip- Pants Hangers as Boot Hangers!

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I got this idea from browneidgirl.blogspot.com and tried it with a client and they loved it! The clients liked that the boots were off the floor or crammed on a shoe rack. Plus they were at her eye level and there was no more bending down for her. Good for her back. I have now added this as an option in my practice. It might work for your space and needs.

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Organizing

 

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Five Things To Remember When Organizing With Another Person

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There are FIVE items that I found are useful to a successful organizing journey with another person. The other person could be a roommate, spouse, partner, office co worker, parent, etc. These five things have to be agreed upon by BOTH parties:

  1. Find a time that works for both of you.
  2. Find a common goal and agree on it.
  3. Take joint ownership when problems/issues arise. (“WE” not “You”)
  4. Listen to each other carefully with an open mind. Each person may have a different approach.
  5. Have some fun!! Jokes and laughs go a long way.
If you are not sure it will work, then see if you can put this to use on a small project. Always remember that you both are human beings and have feelings. And the goal is get done whatever it is to get done and if you are going to collaborate/work together then respect is always key!

 

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Organizing

 

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What’s Working IN Your Closet?

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Clothes Closet Organization. I have talked about what doesn’t work in a closet Lets talk about what CAN work in a closet. How you set up your closet is really up to you! In my opinion there is no right way or wrong way to set up a closet. I believe it is as individual as the person using the closet. I really stress to my clients to tell me about their clothes wearing habits so that we can organize in a way that is the most convenient and pleasing to them.

If you are having closet issues or are now wondering why it take forever to find certain items in the morning, then I have a few examples of what  might work for you:

1) Put all pajamas and sleepwear on hooks behind the closet door. It’s easy to get to and you wear them EVERY night.

2) Put all work pants and tops on a shelf that is eye level and easy to reach. Again you were them at least 5 days a week.

3) Get a couple of baskets and put all of your exercise/gym/running gear in them and place them neatly on the floor off to the side.

4) Have all suits/formal dresses in the back of the closet if you don’t wear them regularly but need them out for events on occasion.

5) Instead of hanging my sweaters, it might make more sense to fold them. You may gain more room.

6) Analyze how much of things you have (how many dress shirts, dress pants, jeans, sweaters) You may have more sweaters than shirts. Hang all the shirts up and fold all the sweaters.and put away in a drawer. You want to maximize the space yo have the best way it can be used.

These are just a few examples of how things can work for you in a closet. The goal is work smarter not harder. Group things together and have the most commonly used items front and center and easy to reach.

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Organizing

 

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The 5 Day Challenge

 

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Over at my spinoff blog thesuperorganizeruniversetips.com  I started a 5 day challenge to my readers on Monday and it will continue till Friday. I understand that Spring Cleaning and/or organizing can’t always happen at one time and for a large time block. So i am suggesting small starts in certain areas each day. They don’t take that long and uncluttering happens as a result! I believe each of my challenges are helpful and useful and work. I invite you to check out them and put them to use!

Check out my 5 Day Challenge (and other useful tips) at Thesuperorganizeruniversetips.com

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Organizing

 

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Shopping For Supplies

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Getting the right organizing products for your home, office or garage is important. The pricing on supplies can range from high-end to super cheap. My feeling is that sometimes you don’t need to pay high-end prices for good-looking supplies AND some super cheap places carry super cheap crap that doesn’t hold up! I’m going to share with you a few stores that I like and go to for my Organizing needs . The pricing on these ranges from mid level to inexpensive but the materials are good and there is variety of choice!! (You can click on the links for more details.)

Big Lots

The Container Store

Target

World Cost plus Market

Sometimes its good to go INTO a store rather than online and touch and feel the supplies. AND you might find items discounted that you wouldn’t find online. Now occasionally I have found great items at garage and yard sales. I’ve picked up a few good things at the 99 Cents store and at Ross. Recently I found some really nice shoes rack at a local Thirft store. But in general, those top 4 stores i mention above work really well for me and my practice.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Organizing

 

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Quick, Hide, Someone’s At The Door!

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First of all let me state for the record that I’m not a big fan of the “pop in”, where a person stops by without any warning or prior notice. I understand that you really could be in the neighborhood and want to stop by and see me. I like a phone call or a text at least. Of course it still happens, and I hate being caught off guard with a crazy looking house. So if this happens to you, then I have a thought to share with you: Uncluttering my home allows me to welcome unexpected guests with fear, embarrassment, or stress.

While you are doing your Spring Cleaning, there are several major holidays during this time (Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day) and other events that usually happen (Graduation, Prom, Spring Break). There are also a lot of birthdays during this time, so there are many instances where someone may stop over. My suggestion is to start with the room people will see first!

If people come through the front door, then start with THAT room. If folks are coming in a side entrance and it leads to the kitchen, then unclutter the kitchen. You get the idea. It’s good for YOU to do this but the added benefit is that “they” can’t make any disparaging comments or make fun of you. Uncluttering has so many benefits!

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Organizing

 

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