Orange County Organizing Tips: Getting Rid Of Clutter

When it comes to organizing an office or home one of the hardest things to do is to let go of clutter. Items that are used seldomly or not at all are the first items that should either be packed away or thrown out but not surprisingly this is difficult to do for many people. In some cases the reasons for difficulty are sentimental while other times letting go of clutter seems like an insurmountable task to people. There are ways to overcome these issues however and by following these professional Orange County organizingtips you’ll be able to get the job done on time.

  • Try Connecting with the Finished Result: The more you understand the benefits of letting go the easier it will be to make those tough decisions when it’s time to get rid of clutter. Ask yourself “why do you want to get organized, what are you making space for, and how will things look once you’ve completed your project?” Answering his questions can be motivating and will give you a clear and concise path to follow.
  • Remember Past Successes: Try to think of other times we’ve had to really dig deep and let go to move on and be successful. Remembering what you did to pull yourself through that process can serve not only as a good reminder on how to get the job done but can help you find the light at the end of the tunnel as well.
  • Make Priorities: Before you even begin organizing your home or office you’ll need to decide which possessions are priorities in your life and work before you ever begin the project. Determine what is absolutely necessary for your workspace or for your home and what isn’t and then prepare to dispose of those items which no longer fit into the grand scheme of things.
  • Anticipate Obstacles: When we say anticipate obstacles we don’t necessarily mean physical obstacles but rather mental and emotional ones. Those who attempt to get organized on their own often hit a wall when they start telling themselves “I’m probably going to need this someday”. Obstacles like this can be addressed by asking yourself honestly when you’re really going to need something and how often it’s actually going to be used. If it’s not going to be used often then it needs to be removed.
  • Let Your Small Successes Keep You Motivated: Getting a home or an office organized is a large task and one that likely won’t be completed in a short span of time. Each time you clear a space or make room for something new remember to count that as a small victory and as one step closer to your ultimate goal. This is a great way to remain motivated especially when you encounter obstacles or feel as though the task is too large to complete.

Unlike other professional home organizers, the Orange County professional organizers at Nipomo Organizing Solutions try to use the organizing materials that you have on hand before recommending the purchase of new containers.

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2 Responses to Orange County Organizing Tips: Getting Rid Of Clutter

  1. Angie Weeks says:

    Thanks Judy! It is hard to clear clutter…this really hits home for me: If it's not going to be used often then it needs to be removed.

    Off to clear the clutter!!

    • Thamar says:

      Check out organizing units at socemlape like Home Depot.Look through your stuff. If you don’t or can’t wear it, give it to a thrift store like Good Will where you can deduct it from your taxes.If you can fold it (jeans, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.), put it in a drawer or in those boxes with lids that will fit under your bed.If you want to keep it just as a memory, see if there is storage in the attic, garage, or some other closet.Get a shoe rack that sits on the floor, or keep shoes in original or plastic boxes on the top shelf.Hang your clothes so short things are together and longer things are together. All the short stuff together leaves enough room below them for a small shelving unit for shoes or other things.Find or purchase (office supply store) boxes about 12 18 , and place side-by-side on the shelf over your hanging things with the top of each box facing out. This is so you can put stuff like handbags or sweaters in them without them falling over on each other, and you can still see them at a glance without having to take the box down to do it. Works on the floor, too, though not as well.

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