Organize 2011

We’ve officially arrived in 2011. I’m excited to share with you this year organizing tips, business solutions, creative ideas and so much more.  Today I’m sharing the top 3 underutilized areas in your home that you should organize in 2011.

1-under your bed!  It’s probably just a place that collects dust, dirty socks and other things.  You can do wonders for your storage challenges with either under-the-bed boxes and bed risers, or 12 quart boxes that fit under most beds.  Store off-season things under there that you don’t need frequently, and/or get rolling boxes so accessing your clothes/shoes is easier.

2-closets.  Hands down closets are the most challenging location for most people.  Either you’ve got a poor storage system, haven’t cleaned out your closets ever, or are improperly using the good storage you do have.  Invest in boxes and low shelves to help you get more storage, as well as organize and better utilize the storage you do have.

3-office/paperwork.  It’s a frustrating challenge for most people and therefore they often put off dealing with the paperwork until the very end of December before taxes, or they waste tons of hours in their home office each year looking for important papers.  Do yourself a favor and invest in a good filing system, as well as good storage system for your papers.  Although there are many things that have gone digital, there are many things that have not yet gone digital.

If organizing intimidates you, invest in an organizer in your area who can help you get organized and help you stay organized (I’d love to help you if you’re in Northern NJ, contact me here).

Share your most challenging organization and storage locations below!

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