8 Ways To Get Organized For the New Year
Plan Now To Start The New Year Off Fresh And Organized
As we’re closing in on the end of the year, now is the time to start planning on how to start the new year fresh, and clutter is a problem for many of us. With busy schedules and little down-time, it’s easy for things to pile up and before you know it, things need to be organized. Here are a few things you can do to get organized for the new year.
Create a clean routine
Decide on a routine that best fits the time you have to be most effective. This can be done by assigning specific tasks to certain days or doing a quick clean daily in small time increments.
Simplify your to-do List
Set aside small chunks of time to tackle each room in your home. Some industry experts suggest spending between 15 and 30 minutes in each room to keep your work concentrated with less temptation for distraction.
Designate a basket or bin for mail
Use a basket in a convenient area to hold your recent mail. Clear the container once a week to stay clutter free.
Clear outdated and rarely used spices from the spice rack or cabinet
This is definitely a task many of us forget to do. Whether it’s been years or months, you find you have extra space after those spices are removed.
Clear the counter of rarely used appliances
Appliances tend to take up large amounts of space. One way to quickly give any space a facelift is clearing the counters by removing appliances that are rarely used to clear clutter.
Clear the medicine cabinet of expired or irrelevant prescriptions
Look online or as friends for recommendations on safe outlets for your outdated medications and over the counter products. Most police stations and pharmacies sponsor “take-back” programs.
Recycle newspapers or catalogs that are more than a month old
Make a habit of removing old newspapers and magazines from display. With newspapers try removing them weekly. Magazines can be recycled and replenished once a month.
Inventory and discard old makeup
Pay attention to when cosmetic products change consistency, color, or scent. According to Reader’s Digest, you should discard mascara after three months and products with SPF after six.
Is it time for a Fresh Coat?
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