Getting yourself organized can be very tedious and tiring particularly when you are not fond of house chores. Organizing your own things is not as bad as you think, especially when you do it regularly. It requires discipline and commitment. It is a very good habit indeed, and an effective boost to morale. There are a lot of perks of having a systematic way of keeping your stuff. For one thing, you can prevent wasting your time trying to find something in your previously confusing, disarrayed house or room. You will also be astonished to discover the hidden space underneath your clutter and soon, cleaning will be quick and easy! Not to mention how pleasing your home looks to the naked eye.
The key is to make sure you know how to keep all your things in appropriate storage equipment. This way, it will help preserve your much loved documents and memorabilia! To learn more about how to choose the perfect container to organize your stuff, here are some easy and effective steps that you can follow.
- The first thing you need to do is to study all your things. Separate your stuff into two groups. Group one should be all the things that you want to keep while group two are the things that are to be disposed, sold or donated. Make sure you do it one room at a time.
- As soon as you are done with this, put the first group aside and focus first on the second group that contain things that have no use for you. You need to dispose these before you start organizing the first group. The most effective and lucrative way to do this is to sell them by setting up a garage sale. It is highly advisable that you do it on a weekend so that more people are available. You can donate all unsold items left. This is to avoid confusion and so that you have more space to move around while organizing.
- For the things that you will be keeping, you need to start categorizing them by type. For instance, you should have room for documents, seasonal gears and clothing, sports equipment, etc. It is important that you separate all the important files and equipment. Mark and label them appropriately.
- Start shopping for containers. Make a list of all types so that it will be easier for you to determine the kind of storage boxes that you will be acquiring. For all documents and seasonal gears/clothing, get an acid-free, plastic container that can be sealed shut to prevent it from getting wet in case there's a sudden leak that you are unaware of. This kind of containers can also help preserve your things.
- For books and heavy equipment, get a sturdy, clean box. It is recommended that you do not store your books by stacking them up, as the weight of the book will cause damage. Instead store them in a standing position side by side.
- Create large labels for all boxes so that you will remember the things you have put inside the containers.
Just follow these effective steps and you will never be sorry. Remember, do not rush. Take your time when you are organizing your things. It may take hours, even days but it will save you lots of time in the long run.