BY CAITLIN SIRIANNI, OWNER OF NEAT METHOD PHILADELPHIA
Getting organized can be overwhelming. Especially when that involves an entire family and all of their belongings. Where and how do you store all of the everyday items like clothing, sports gear, toys, backpacks and more? And how do you even get started? The answer is simple. You have to start with a direction in mind, which means you need a clear set of defined goals. Which areas of your home are the most troublesome? Which have the most need for organization and which will have the most impact on your daily life, once they are more functional? Giving this topic proper thought will allow you to prioritize and make a plan of action. Here is just one of the latest success stories from one of our clients who did just that.
The first hints of fall are in the air bringing thoughts of warm sweaters, hot apple cider, and evenings spent by the fireside. There’s a lot to do to prepare for fall. Kids are going back to school and it’s time to roll out a professional and casual wardrobe for yourself that’s suited for layering and warmth. This means it’s time to whip your closets into shape for a new season.
Whatever your aspirations, nobody wants their garage to be an unorganized mess. There are a lot of potential options for your garage space including a sleek showroom for your car, a combo workshop and storage space, a potting shed, a tool room or even the ultimate man cave. However you decide to remodel or utilize the space, these tips and hacks will help you get started. With a little planning your garage can be useful and the envy of all your neighbors.
It’s easy to spot when your organizational system isn’t working. Things are difficult to reach, the space is too small for what you’re storing or you are always rummaging through things because they aren’t logically grouped. But sometimes, the warning signs that your space needs a little help, are a little more subtle. Small things happen slowly over time and go unnoticed at first, but overall have a large impact on our happiness and comfort. Here are some stressful states that may have rooted themselves while you were busy with life, and how you can resolve them.
How much time do you spend on a daily basis looking for things? It could be that specific tie that you need for an important business meeting or a pair of shoes that you haven't worn in ages. You know that you have it somewhere and wind up searching through every closet in the house. Then there is the additional time you spend ironing clothing after you've found it shoved in the back of your closet. Or, there is the endless number of shoes that seem to be on the floor in your closet. How can you organize your items so that you can always find something quickly and easily?