Crazy! Zany! Absolutely Amazing! These are some of the adjectives people have used to describe this show and Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin’s approach to organizing. Whether you’ve just moved in or have been living for years in the same place, here are a couple of tips you can use in your home.
The Editing Process – Whether you’re starting with a desk, room, or the entire house, editing means taking everything out and then evaluate each item while asking the questions, Do you “need it, use it, or love it” at this time? If not, it should be cleared away to make room for things that do. If for whatever reason you’re not quite able to just toss an item, locate it elsewhere until you either change your mind about needing it, using it, or loving it – like possibly a storage unit.
Organize Base on Routine – Everyone does things differently. How you organize a space should depend on what you do in that space. Make sure that routines are made simple by organizing things that you regularly use in an easy to reach space.
Use Clear Totes – Clea and Joanna like to say that once something is out of sight, it’s often forgotten. Clear totes are an easy way to store items in such a way so that you can see and use the items. If not using clear storage bins, then be sure to use a lot of bright, clear labels.
Digitize Your Documents – Get rid of the mountains of paper you have stored throughout your house by digitizing documents for easily referenced electronic storage and retrieval.
Learn other great tips on organizing your home by reading Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin’s best-selling book, “The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals”.