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Checklist for Organizing Your Home

This upcoming weekend is the last free one that I will have in quite a while. So I’m going to make the best of of it! Jay will be watching football and I’ll be organizing! But as you know — I don’t take on a task without being prepared with a checklist. Professional organizer Bonnie Joy Dewkett has helped in the past with my paper problem — and now here’s her list for staying organized at home.

Top 10 Home Organization Tips

by Bonnie Joy Dewkett

Organizing your home doesn’t have to be a challenge. Take the time to effectively plan your projects out. Then give them the thought, attention, and time they deserve.

1. Start by writing down your organizing goal. Don’t start with “organize the garage.” Start with WHY you want to get organized. For example, “I want to organize my family room, so that I have more time with my kids” or, “I want to organize my closet, so that I have a less stressful morning routine.”

2. Next, write down the space you want to organize. From there, identify the smaller steps you will need to take to do so. This will make the overall project less daunting, and will create a great “to-do” list. This can seem like a big task, but making the smaller to do list will show just how much better it will make everything else. For example, in a garage, you may write down the following: Read more

Tips for Cutting Down on Email Clutter

I want to share a fabulous website that I recently found for organizing tips.  It’s called GetButtonedup.com and there are lots of tricks and advice for getting everything in your life in order.

I’ve met with one of their founders, Sarah Welch, and she really knows her stuff!  I’m going to guest blog on their site later this month. But for now here’s one of their videos for those of you who are scared of your email inbox!  I know how difficult it can be to sort through all the mail — but these ideas can help reduce your inbox anxiety.

Still feeling overwhelmed? Check out my course Take Back Your Inbox, which I created to help you get control over your emails!