Written by Angela Caban
I may be somewhat of an organization fanatic, perhaps even a borderline crazed nut. Since childhood I have always had the need to plan ahead and make a list of things that needed to get done, organization has always been a huge part of my life. Little did I know that this “gift” would be a blessing living this military lifestyle.
If you are not an organized person, the tips below have helped me take better control as well as keep things where they belong. Keeping organized is also a great way to make that PCS (Permanent Change of Station) go much smoother. Take control of your life again and get organized!
Tis the Season to De-clutter…..
Take advantage of the change in season to get rid of anything that you may not need or you know won’t fit. There simply is no use holding onto something that simply will take up valuable space. Separate all items into three piles; keep, trash and donate. One you have separated your clothing and belongings you will notice that nice large space in your closet.
Use your Space Wisely…..
In order to get the most out of your space, separate clothing by type and use. This will not only help you know where your things are, but will also reduce the amount of mess you create by looking for something. This is also a good time saver, when looking for something. So if you know that there are dresses you will most likely use less often, place these items to the back and your more frequent clothing in the front.
Don’t be afraid to label…..
My obsession in this life is handbags, every time I see one I buy one. So needless to say my closet started looking like the handbag department at Macy’s. So to better organize my bags, I started a very handy and clever system. I purchased large clear plastic containers that I filled with my bags by category. I marked each container with a label; large bags, small bags, clutches, beach bags and so on. This helped me to keep a very good inventory on what I had, and it was also easy to search for a bag when I needed it. This system can be used for practically anything from bags to toys!
For more on Angela Caban, visit her website at www.angelacaban.com.
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