During 1-on-1 organizing sessions I often ask a client: “Where does this live?”
When someone couldn’t answer, I knew it was time to assign the item a living place, or a “home”.
Giving an item a home, ensures it has somewhere to be stored, accessed, and tucked away after it is used.
What makes a good “home” for your items?
- Convenience – locate items where they’ll be accessible and used often
- Function before form – Be sure you create a functional space to store items. ‘Cute’ does NOT necessarily mean ‘Functional’ or ‘Practical’
- Label, label, Label – When you tuck something away – it looks nice and clean – HOWEVER, if you ever want to access it again, your memory will not be as strong as your ability to read a tag or a label. Label everything in categorical names that make the most sense to you.
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