How to Get Organized for the New Year to Reach Your Goals
We can't believe it, but 2020 is in just a couple of weeks! We believe that you don't have to wait for the new year to make a resolution or a big change, but it is a great time to reset your goals and make new resolutions. Many people set fitness goals, travel plans, and resolve to be more organized. We can't help much with the first two, but getting organized is our specialty! We're sharing our best tips to get organized in 2020 to help you reach your goals!
How to Get Organized in 2020
Don't expect to organize your whole home at once. You'll have to decide where to start and divide and conquer. Does the kids' playroom make you crazy? Do you spend the most time in your home office? Can you never find the right baking dish? Figure out what spaces can most benefit from the organization the most. Ideally, you'll get to everything eventually, but start slow, because it's a process!
See our tips for organizing kids' art, garages, closets, and pantries.
As Elsa says... Let it Go!
We understand that some things are hard to let go of, so keep what makes you happy! Just remember that it is not your responsibility to keep something to make others feel better. An organized home is not free of sentimental value or trinkets, it's a functional space that gives you peace of mind!
What to Purge Before 2020
Clothes, shoes, and accessories you haven't worn in 2 seasons
Designer goods. Nell works with the Real Real and comes to your home, picks up your items, does all the legwork, and you get the money! We can't recommend Nell enough! If you're looking to sell some of your designer items, reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (469)-475-6078.
Old magazines- If there's something you'd like to keep, create a binder of magazine clippings and toss the rest
Anything expired: Medicine, canned goods, foods in the back of your pantry, beauty products, etc.
Receipts, Bills, Financial papers- go digital! Scan any receipts you'll need for business purposes or use an app like Quickbooks to take a photo of your receipt when you make a purchase.
Anything broken: keepsakes, furniture, anything that has been in your "to fix" pile for more than a couple weeks. If you haven't fixed it yet, it's probably not going to happen. If it's inexpensive and replaceable, or better yet, doesn't need to be replaced, just toss it!
Hire a Professional Organizer!
We know just how busy you are, and we want you to know that you don't have to do all of your organizing alone! We are here to help you get organized whenever you need us! Getting it Done Organizing can take over an abandoned project, start on a whole house, or even surprise someone in your family!
Toss an Item Before Buying Another
Many people use the one-for-one method. This means before buying anything, you get rid of something in the same category, which helps prevent overbuying and keeps your systems in check.
When shopping, focus on what you need vs what is on sale or how much money you can save. Saving a lot of money is only worth it if you use it. You don't actually save money on things you don't need!