How to organize almost anything in 4 steps

Have you ever wondered “what is a professional organizer’s secret to getting organized?” Well, I’ll tell you … for free. These 4 steps apply to both getting an organized home and an organized office. They will help you reduce clutter and simplify your life.

Growing up we are all taught our ABC’s but how many of us our taught how to organize things? We are taught some of the principles but rarely taught how to apply them in real life. Remember those shape sorter toys we all had as children? How about the memory game? Did you ever play Go Fish?

All of these ‘games’ taught the principles of matching like items. How is it that we lost this ability as we became adults? Did we really lose it or just forget or become lazy? It seems like the only time matching like items is highlight for adults is during challenges on Survivor. Matching like items is a primary foundation of organization.

Below of the four primary principles in organizing almost anything. They apply to closets, paper, drawers, toys, garages, attics, dishes, you name it. They are very general but they are a starting point. Look for our future posts that break down the process.

  • Empty
  • Sort
  • Purge
  • Replace

Does this sound too basic? The process itself IS very simple. Give it a shot and let us know how you do.

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