home organizing

Enjoy A Stress Free Home With These Simple Home Organizing Tips

Living in cluttered home or working in a messy office is one of the many things that could make your live more stressful. To help you have a refreshing and spacious home, here’s a simple guide to home organizing you can use.

Home Organizing Tips

Start Small, Start Now

Start with some small steps and what’s most important is for you to start now. Before you become too overwhelmed on where to start and what to do, it’s best to start small when it comes to decluttering your home. Begin with your shoes or your bags. You can also clear out the mess from your kitchen countertop or organize your bathroom after taking a bath. It doesn’t matter how small the task is, if you make it a habit every day, you’ll see the big difference it makes.

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8 Room Makeover Ideas Perfect for Mother’s Day

home organizingMother’s Day is right around the corner and because moms deserve the best – the perfect gift can be tough to shop for. To make things even more tricky, you can’t exactly go browsing at the mall or her favorite store right now. But don’t worry. What if instead of buying something, you fixed up a special space for mom in her house? Having an organized space for creative projects, relaxing, or reading is one of the best presents you could give mom this year.

Check out these 8 room makeover ideas and create the perfect retreat for mom this Mother’s Day.

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Kitchen Organization Tricks You Need To Know

It doesn’t matter how small or big your kitchen is, home organizing could be challenging. For pantry and food items to small appliances, glassware, and utensils, there is a lot of things to organize in your kitchen. It could be difficult to determine how to store things like baking sheets, cutting boards, container lids, pot lids, food wraps, and more. And each kitchen possesses its own quirks, so you need to take those into account as well. If you are navigating small cabinets, lack of storage, or narrow drawers, there are many things you need to contend with if you are trying to keep your kitchen clean while also making everything you need still accessible.

Deal With Countertop Clutter

To wrangle all the canisters, kitchen tools, and condiments that are currently causing clutter in your kitchen countertops, then find a tray to contain all these things. If every canister and jar is corralled on a tray, your kitchen would look a lot better and it will also be easier for you to get rid of the tray out of your way if you need more counter space.

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All About Virtual Organizing

Recently, a lot of professional organizers as well as productivity coaches who would like to add virtual organizing to their offerings. Virtual organizing provides several benefits for clients and organizers, however, there are a few things you need to consider before you take the plunge.

What Is Virtual Organizing?

A lot of people are familiar with the hands on practice of working with a professional organizer. If you work hands on, the office organizer or the home organizer as well as the client will agree on a time and date. The professional organizer will also go to the client’s office or home and together then come up with a plan and implement it.

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Tips For Organizing Your Garage

Everybody wants to have a clean and organized garage. But in many instances, this part of the house becomes the dumping ground for items that are rarely used. Only a few like cleaning the garage but there will come a time when you need to organize this part of your home whether you like it or not. Home organizing is not an easy feat. But with the right tools and tips, you’ll be able to get it done.

Gather The Supplies

Organizing the garage presents distinctive challenges. How can you pull together cars with sporting equipment, tools, toys, cleaning supplies, and beach chairs in one single place?

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Why Hire A Professional Organizer?

When it comes to organizing your possessions and your house, it could be difficult for anyone to know where to begin and the most effective way to go about making sure that your home works the way you want it. With all the stresses and inconveniences in life, just like moving out or into a home or expecting a baby, it could be difficult to find the time to start the process of organizing your house and that’s when you need a professional organizer.

When To Call A Professional Organizer

You want to declutter but not sure where to start.

Without going into detail, if you think you are finding it difficult to even just start the organization process, a short and simple meeting with a professional organizer can help you plan out what you need to do. They can also come up with great ideas about decluttering effectively.

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Goal: Increasing Our Productivity

“I’m doing the best I can but I’m so disorganized and just not being productive.” This is a common complaint so many folks have who spend their days multitasking with jobs, family, friends, church, children, etc. It seems that people complain that they are putting out so much energy and time with everyday activities yet the return and gratification doesn’t measure up to this output.  Clutter, disorganization, moving, downsizing, and constantly searching for things only adds to our stress and not accomplishing our goals that will organize and simplify our lives.

A few ways you can increase your productivity is put things where they belong the first time rather than touching the them several times.  Prioritize what is most important and has to be done sooner rather than later.  Focus on one task at a time.  Manage your time efficiently whether you are enjoying free time or structured time.  Formulate a plan for your home office including paying monthly bills, setting up a filing system, gathering tax information or getting your computer so it is user friendly and easy to retrieve information.

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How To Set Up and Organize Your Home Office

Maybe you have decided to leave the office life goodbye and work from home. Or perhaps you’ve set up a home office for your new side hustle. Working at home allows you to control your schedule and if you know what you’re doing, you may even be able to skip out early whenever you want.

However, you can’t just sit on the couch with your laptop and expect to be productive. It is crucial to create a workspace or office within your home. If you don’t, you will be distracted, and you’ll fall behind your deadlines, and pretty soon you will no longer be comfortable working at home anymore.

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Blog for Jimmy Smith

I was contacted by Jim Smith whose mother had passed recently and daddy was placed in a nursing home.  Jim needed his parent’s townhouse cleaned out and staged so he could get ready to sell it.  When I showed up for the initial assessment, I noticed all types of military memorabilia.  His dad, Jimmy Smith, was an Army Veteran and couldn’t wait to show me all the medals and awards his dad received for his service during World War II.

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TIME MANAGEMENT

As a former teacher, time management was extremely important.  I was a special educator working with students with multiple disabilities.  These students thrived on a set schedule, routine, and consistency in their daily school day.  I always posted the schedule for the day on the board and the expectations. By doing that, I was, for the most part, able to alleviate some behaviors that would be centered around the unknown.  This was particularly affective for students with autism.

The definition for time management is “the ability to use one’s time effectively or productively”.  It is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.  Good time management enables us to work smarter, not harder, so that you get more done in less time.  Failing to manage your time can damage your effectiveness and may cause undue stress.

Time management is an important part of the organizing process.  Often, we get distracted while performing a task and thus the task is left not completed.  This can get frustrating.  Our lives are often “cluttered” with things we want to do and things we need to do.  The first step in effectively managing your time, is to prioritize the projects or activities.  By that I mean to list all the things that you need to do and things you want to do.  Then determine what needs to be done immediately or later.  Overplanning can cause stress as well.  I would recommend limiting 2-3 needed tasks done daily and maybe 1-2 tasks you want to do.  A person that does not have good time management skills may need to write down a daily “to do” list.  Once a task is completed, you would check it off your list.  This provides a sense of accomplishment.  As you begin to develop your daily list and method of completing these tasks, it will become easier and you can see that your day will be more fulfilled!!

There are many strategies that can help one with using their time more effectively.  Some people prefer to use their phones and some prefer paper and pen methods to manage their time.  It’s important to always keep your calendar up to date with upcoming appointments, events and activities.  Lastly, always start your day with a clear focus of expectations, minimize distractions, have a task checklist and focus on high-value activities!  As my previous principal always told us, “and don’t forget to take time to smell the roses.”

Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Leland, NC 28451
910-477-3768
https://www.getorganizednc.com/

Brunswick Organizing Solutions
Shallotte, NC 28470
910-477-3768

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-429-8158

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