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With the new year AND the start of a new decade, we usually start by making resolutions. Maybe one of yours is to get organized finally?
According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail – most by mid-February.
If one of your resolutions for 2020 is to get organized, we’re here to help! January is Get Organized (GO) Month.
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How to Use Get Organized Month to Your Advantage
First, take the whole month to truly consider whether you’re organized and set your priorities. Even if you keep your home and workspaces completely tidy but forget dates. If that’s the case, setting up a calendar and reminders could be your focus.
Or maybe you’ve got drawers, cabinets, and closets you can’t close because they’re so full of stuff. Now’s the time to take it all out, organize, declutter, and consider hiring a professional organizer if you’re really overwhelmed. Be sure to consider any photos you have as well!
Maybe your workspace is in disarray. Whether you know it or not, this affects your productivity and stress. Organizing your workspace, both physical and digital, could be your focus for this year’s resolution.
Remember, you have the whole month, so take your time and keep breathing!
It’s also the perfect time to teach your kids about the importance of keeping their room neat and setting up bins or other tools to help them keep their space tidy.
7 Tasks to Tackle
- Bras. Yeah, we know, you wear maybe three of them regularly. But what’s that curled up in a stretched out mess at the back of the drawer? Go through your bras and pitch any that are no longer wearable.
- Closet. If you’re like most people, you have everything shoved in there and pull it all out in search of your favorite jeans or that perfect date night outfit. Organizing your closet will save you a ton of time, and you’ll look great!
- Organize and put away your holiday décor. Bins and labels can be a huge help with this!
- Cabinets. Cabinet doors can be used as storage with a towel bar, and bins can bring order to an otherwise untidy space in your kitchen or bathroom.
- Junk drawer. Do you dump out your junk drawer looking for something only to toss it all back in with no order to it? Try some drawer organizers instead!
- Kitchen/pantry – Use tasteful containers and canisters with coordinating labels to ensure you can always find those dry good essentials. A Lazy Susan will make use of corner shelves and provide easy access to spices and other items that often get shoved in the back and lost.
- Documents. Many people hold on to every single document because they’re not sure what’s necessary. The truth is, most documents can be discarded after a period of time. Learn more here.
Give organizing a shot this month, and let us know how it goes!