Posts Tagged ‘organize’

Be Tough on Your Stuff!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018


closet_junkWhat starts out as saving the green planter that we got on sale for some new plants typically ends up with it somewhere half-buried on the side of the house or on the shelf in the garage, along with the other “worth keeping” items. It happens to many of us…Our stuff grows…. and grows!  And before we realize it, it becomes the beast that we don’t want to tackle – mostly because it is so big and daunting.  We just don’t know where to begin.

I promise you that your time and effort will definitely be worth the reward. Your property will show significantly better with some organization and decluttering.  When prospective buyers get to see more of your property they get a greater comfort level about its condition and what it has to offer!

Here are some tips to get you on your way:

  1. Pick a day and amount of time you are willing to dedicate toward doing this. It can be 30 minutes or 3 hours.  Every bit moves you in the right direction.
  2. Make it a family event.  For example, everyone can be in charge of their own room.
  3. Hire a helper…A good handyman can be very useful in helping organize and clean out.

20 Closets to Clean!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Tackle any of these and it will make you feel better and your house show better.

  1. Linens.  If they’re torn or shredding, time to trash.
  2. Shoes.  Let them go if they are too small, too painful or just too “what was I thinking?”
  3. Tupperware. They will never get organized if you keep throwing them in the cabinet.
  4. Games. As your children grow the games they play change.  This is a great one to pass on to someone else.
  5. Sweaters. Assess the ones you wear versus the ones that your never do.
  6. CD’s and DVD’s. I had a friend give a donation of all her VHS tapes to a non-profit organization. It was a benefit all around!
  7. Jewelry. Classic never goes out of style.  It’s the “today’s fashion” that you have to be honest about.
  8. Coats.  It’s worth going through it at least once a year.
  9. Handbags.  Not your style anymore?  Donate. Sell. Exchange. Give away…and the list goes on.
  10. Decorations. Some of us have a room full and some of us have a box full. Either way, know what you have so you can enjoy it when the holiday is here. (more…)