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A Clear Space = A Clear Mind

iOrganizeYour home is an outward representation of what’s going on inside you. Organize your external space, and gain clarity in your internal space. And spring is a great time to take charge. Here are some expert tips from Organizing Consultant, Christen Fackler, to get you started!

Reasons to be organized:

Save energy. Every item in your home has emotions, responsibilities and decisions attached. How much energy are you wasting on “stuff”?

Save money. When we live simply we are more appreciative of our things and therefore, we tend to avoid buying multiples or unnecessary items.

Save time. A home for everything and everything in its home. This makes for smooth living, packing, unpacking, planning, cleaning, and the list goes on!

Create balance. Surround yourself with items that evenly represent the past, present and future. Look around; do you live too much in the past? Start creating new memories.

Organizing Tips:

Improve your decision-making skills and learn how to become more decisive. Clutter is commonly related to delayed decision-making and procrastination.

Increase self-awareness and know your habits. Take notice of how far you’re willing to dig or search for items in order to stay organized. An open basket for storage might serve you better than a box with a lid inside a cabinet.

Valuable real estate is any space ‘waist to eye level’. It’s the easiest to access. Store important or commonly used items at this level.

Let go! Don’t hold on to things because of guilt.

Plan ahead and allow yourself ample time. Most organizing projects take several hours and even days to complete.  The average coat closet takes approximately 3 hours. Garages, attics and basements can take 24-48 hours.

Enlist help. This is a great task to share with a friend as you can take turns helping each other. However, if the task becomes too daunting or if time is of the essence, consider hiring a professional who can efficiently save you time and energy, and perhaps a bit of sanity too!

Christen Fackler is a Professional Organizing Consultant who helps homeowners find peace and balance in their space – whether it’s one room, the whole house, or their work place. She offers a complimentary 30-minute consultation to help you ‘spring’ into action. Visit www.iOrganizeEverything.com.

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