a general storage system, you basically have four <>storage
choices. You can hang the
item up, put it in a drawer, store it on the floor, or put it on a shelf. If <>you haven't used it in a year,
chances are good that you never <>will. Get rid of anything that you haven't used for the past year, <>except tax and business documents. By taking the time to sort, <>you’ll reduce your storage needs,
and save valuable time and money in the process.
To manage paper, consolidate important notes into a daily planner, spiral notebook, large calendar, or wipe-off board. Use a colored marker to flag special events. Create a follow-up system using a notebook with pocket dividers, one labeled for each month of the year. The binder can be used as a portable desk or stored in your work area. Set a specific day of the month to do your paperwork.
Closet organizing ideas can be adapted for storing clothing, crafts, sporting goods, and just about anything you can shove into a closet. . Plastic bins and shelf dividers keep folded items stacked.
Hang ties and
belts on a plastic coat hanger and make your own cubbies for shoes and
by decorating divided grocery store boxes. Hooks
for caps, bags, umbrellas and purses keep things in
Use over-the-door organizers and utility racks. Store small items under the bed in boxes with lids, tackle boxes, or fishing lure boxes.
Make items do double duty. Use a bedroom closet to create a small space for paperwork or hobby work; the doors close to hide a work in progress. Folding screens are also decorative and disguise a work area. Use baskets to hold important papers or fresh fruit. Top a large garbage can with a simple wooden circle and cover it with a tablecloth to make a bedside or end table which can hide items.
Establish a workable system for yourself that you are confident you can follow for a long time. Being organized is an ongoing process, not an end result. File those papers for only ten minutes a day until you see your desk under all those stacks. It will get done and you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment every day as you do just a bit more to organize the clutter in your life.