I’m working on reorganizing my home office/classroom today. Tropical Storms apparently send me into nesting mode.
When I worked as a professional organizer I didn’t have children. So I was clueless (just clueless) about creating simple organization systems that can be created somewhat quickly and maintained easily. I shudder when I think how often I reorganized already organized spaces in our home because I was bored.
What I would give to have that kind of time on my hands these days! Needless to say I’ve learned a few more things since I’ve become a Mom of 5.
4 Quick Organizing Tips
Don’t buy storage containers before you know what you intend to put in it and where it will go. So often people say, “I’m going to get organized” and run off to the store and buy a bunch of containers, baskets and bins before they’ve even sorted, purged and categorized their belongings. Yes, it’s somewhat of a downer to stop mid organizing and dash off with your detailed list of what you actually need—but its more efficient in the long run. Trust me.
If it is going to be in view make sure it’s pretty but still accessible.
Store things by frequency of use. You don’t want to put something you use daily in a closed basket on the top of a shelf for example. Likewise, don’t give up your prime storage real estate for something you rarely use.
outside of the box when it comes to organizing and using containers.
You don’t always have to use something the way it was marketed to be
The Container Store’s 4 Tiered Jewelry box is my new office supply desk caddy.
Join me on Tuesday for my Home Office/School Room reveal. I’ll have some more organizing tips for you on the Trophy Mom Facebook page too.