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Create small, practical goals, such as 10 minutes a day sorting through clothes.
Make organizing fun and a positive experience by giving yourself rewards for accomplishing your goals.
If you are holding on to things for purely emotional reasons, try taking a photo of the object. You will be able to get rid of the item, but still have the memory.
Do not buy anything unless you have a purpose for it. If your home is already overflowing, do NOT bring anything in, unless another object goes out.
Embrace new habits: Put your shoes away when you take them off, put the plate in the dishwasher when you’re done with it, etc.
Purge and clean before buying storage baskets/bins. Once you have gotten rid of those unused items, you may be surprised at how much space you have.
When sorting through paper or piles, do not get trapped by walking down memory lane. Put anything you want to read or revisit in a basket to be looked through at another designated time.
Purge AND make some money: Sell your overstock in a yard sale, on Facebook Marketplace or Craig’s List.
Help the less fortunate, donate!
Get the kids involved. When they are done with a toy, it gets put away.
Give the kids baskets/bins that are labeled so they know where things go and can reach them.
Make sure everyone in the family knows how the new systems work, so everyone is on the same page and can all help to keep it tidy.