5 Disorder Disasters: Organized!
Lean how to confront clutter fearlessly with five strategies for staying organized.
- By Liz Gray
Filed under: Garage Organization, Room Design, Decluttering, Organization, Storage, Garages
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4. CONDENSING KEEPSAKES
You want to send clutter packing, but every closet you open houses a memory: that killer pair of jeans that actually fit you in college; the backpack your child used in fifth grade; flip-flops from your first beach vacation. You also have another fond recollection: a time when you had open storage space. How can you salvage your closets without sacrificing your keepsakes?
Solution: Instead of agonizing over every ancient item, think about why you are so attached to it. "It is often not an item but a memory that you want to keep," explains Sherrie. She recommends you take pictures or videos of keepsakes you find you can't bear to part with. This compact reminder preserves your memory — and valuable space in your home.
Can't part with your '60s bell-bottoms but know you'll never wear them again? Think about who would — perhaps a budding fashionista or a friend who's always admired them. You'll find it easier to part with something sentimental if someone else is thrilled to have it.
Free up even more of your storage space by displaying the items you choose to keep. They'll add character to your home and spark fond memories every time you walk by.
Where do you start when you have a whole house full of clutter? Tackle your clutter problems one step at a time.Advertisement
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