Clutter can be a major source of stress. It takes up valuable space and makes it difficult to find what you need when you need it. But clutter isn't necessarily inevitable; with the right strategies, it's possible to keep your home or office organized and free of mess. Here are five things that everyone needs to fight clutter and keep their environment neat and tidy.
1) A Set Storage System: Having an established storage system is essential for keeping all your belongings in one place, so they don’t get lost or misplaced. Investing in good-quality shelving units, drawers, boxes, or bins will help ensure everything has its own spot, so nothing gets out of hand.
2) Labeling System: Labeling every item helps make them easily identifiable, reducing the time spent looking for something specific among other similar items. This also ensures that each item goes back into its respective spot after being used instead of just putting it anywhere since you’ll know exactly where it belongs by reading the label on the container/bin/box etc.
3) Regular Tidy-Ups: Scheduling regular tidy-ups at least once a day or even weekly is vital as this helps prevent clutter from accumulating. During these clean-ups, take the time to go through all your items and decide what to keep, donate or throw out. This eliminates unnecessary items that would take up space and lead to a cluttered environment.
4) Discard What You Don’t Need: Most people tend to hold on to things thinking they might need them one day or that it has some emotional value. However, when these items sit around, taking up space and not providing any purpose, it’s time to get rid of them. Decide which items are necessary and useful and discard the rest.
5) Dedicate a Space for Specific Items: Assigning a specific area or shelf to store certain items helps to keep everything well organized. For example, you can have a designated drawer for your office supplies, another one for clothes, etc. This makes it easier to find what you’re looking for without having to search through a cluttered mess.
Following these five tips
on a regular basis will help to fight your war on clutter. If you have a backlog of items to go through, don't be discouraged. Dexterous Organizing can help!
Our team can make sense of your piles, helping you to easily see what you have and make clear decisions on what to discard and donate. What's left, the Dexterous Organizing team can help you zone, contain, and label so you can keep your system tidy and organized.