Uncluttering/Organizing Home Space
8 Simple Steps to Declutter Your Home
Decluttering your home can be a tough job, but Celestine Chua of PersonalExcellence.co is recommending eight simple ways to do it. First off is to have a schedule for removing clutter. Second is to ask someone to help you if possible, and third is to start in a small area. The five other steps are how to remove clutter, which include letting go of the things you donít really need and designating fixed locations for common items. Chua also suggests using storage boxes that fit under your bed.
10 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home
Decluttering your home can also be creative, and bestselling author and minimalist Joshua Becker explains ten ways on how to do it. The first step is a collection of 5-minute decluttering tips from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits. Becker also suggests taking the 12-12-12 Challenge, where participants should choose 12 items to be thrown away, 12 items to be donated, and another 12 items to be returned to their respective homes. He also recommends before buying anything, ask yourself first if you really that item.
Clear Away Clutter as a Path to Healing
Did you know that your environment affects your emotional state as well? As this informative article from About.com points out, when you take the time to go through the clutter in your physical environment, you feel more settled emotionally. Often I have found that when we clean up our surroundings we clear our mental and emotional bodies as well, says the author. She points out that when sort through and get rid of items that don't serve any purpose for you any more, it opens up space around you to be filled with new and better things to make their way into your life. Read through the material here and get inspired to make some positive changes in your own home or office.
Garage Organization Forum
This is part of DoItYourself.com's public forums. This particular discussion thread concerns garage reorganization in a garage susceptible to flooding. Members of the forum offered several suggestions, everything from a pulley system for raising and lowering shelves to putting in a sub floor above the flood line. In addition to the discussion about garage reorganization, click on Closets & Home Organization for a series of forum discussion threads covering such topics as a laundry chute door, removing a filing cabinet drawer, handicap access, and floating shelves. Topics of discussion change frequently, so check in often for other discussion threads or to start a discussion thread of your own and receive potentially helpful advice from others just like you who have "been there, broke that."