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Five Secrets of Organized Families

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Some days it can seem like you’re drowning in clutter, while other people seem to be effortlessly keeping everything perfectly clean. How do they do it? Here are a few tips and habits to help you get more organized.
Family around a kitchen table


The most straightforward way to get rid of clutter is to, well, get rid of the clutter. Donate, sell, or give away what you don’t use. A good practice is to empty out an area (room, closet, drawer, etc.) and only put things back that you know you use regularly.

Writing it down

Find a central place to keep track of your tasks, be it something physical like a calendar or digital like a memo app. Rather than jotting down notes on various scraps of paper or notes, having one place makes it much easier for you to stay on top of what must be done. Keep an inbox and outbox for your tasks.

Cleaning quickly

Don’t let messes stick around! The longer something stays, the more likely you are to continue ignoring the growing clutter. Once you’re done with something, put it back.

It’s generally a good idea to keep horizontal surfaces – desks, countertops, and so forth – clear of things you don’t use on a daily basis. It’s all right to leave your coffee maker out, but something like a waffle iron should probably go in a cabinet.

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Having a place for everything

Of course, you can’t put things away if they don’t have anywhere to go! Organize your storage space so you put similar items together, making it much easier to keep track of where you should be putting things when you’re done with them. Building custom cabinets and shelves in your kitchen or utility room can turn this space into a functional family command center.

Maximize storage space

Be sure to make the most of the storage space you already have. Most closets, cabinets, and pantries come with the bare minimum of shelf and storage space. Closet & Storage Concepts works with a great variety of products and methods to make sure you get the most out of your storage space. Give us a call or contact us here and we can help you beat the clutter! We’re proud to be the home storage experts in the greater Philadelphia and South Jersey areas.

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