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Getting Started with Organization


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When looking to organize the first question you should ask
yourself is; what benefits do I want to gain from
organization and how can I most easily incorporate any
needed changes into my life? Let’s face it, people have
variable comfort zones when it comes to the amount of
clutter they can tolerate (or embrace) in their daily
lives. Some folks need “a place for everything and
everything in its place” while others are perfectly happy
employing the “stack, stuff, and spread” method. Where one
person may feel they need to keep nearly every object
they own another will feel nothing but stress and
frustration when placed in this same environment. It is
simply a matter of personality and you need to decide for
yourself what level of neatness best suites your lifestyle.
Of course, if two or more people share the same
environment the opinions of all involved must be considered
to create the most harmonious atmosphere. Once you have
decided on the degree of organization your lifestyle
requires, you can then create a plan to achieve the desired
result.

First, sort all items currently in the area to be
organized. Like items should be placed together. For
instance books in one location and music cd’s in another.
When first sorting items it is crucial to eliminate all the
items that you can from the area. Bring in a large
trashcan for items to be tossed and a large box or other
container for items you want to donate or give away. If
you are the yard sale type, create a container for the
items you want to try to sell. Many people place all their
unwanted items in the yard sale section first and then
whatever does not sell is then donated to charity.
Donations can be given to Goodwill, homeless shelters,
local church and school bazaars, etc. The main point here
is to be strong and eliminate as much as you can now. It
helps to have a second or third person to help with this
task as they can help talk you out of any emotional ties
you may have to unneeded possessions. Get rid of all trash
and unwanted items immediately. It does no good to simple
move them into another room with a promise to be taken up
to Goodwill “someday”.

Now that you have your area cleared, you can begin
installation of your new organization/storage system. Set
a budget of what you can afford and stick with it. If your
dollars won’t go as far as your organizational needs then
purchase an expandable type system that can be added on to
later as your budget allows. The number of storage and
organization products available in this day and age seems
endless. These vary by type, quality, material, price, and
design just to name a few of the differences.
Make sure you check out all your available options before
making a purchase. Nothing is more frustrating than
installing a new system and then finding one a couple of
weeks later that is both cheaper and better than the one
you selected. Install your system per the manufacturer’s
directions and make sure not to add any load beyond the
rated capacity. I know of a family who nearly lost a pet
poodle when a shelving unit loaded with books came crashing
down on the poor sleeping pooch. Not only was the shelf
overloaded, it was also anchored to the wall incorrectly
leading to its ultimate failure. As my old school teacher
used to say, “a word to the wise should be sufficient”.

Once you have your system installed place all remaining
possessions as needed for best utilization. Place
dangerous, breakable, and heavy objects away from a child’s
reach if you might expect small visitors. Place little
used
items on the upper shelves or to the back of your storage
system. Likewise, frequently used items should be placed
within easy arm’s reach to aid in retrieval. Use labels
where necessary and make sure you have adequate lighting in
the area as well. Once you have completed these tasks you
can start enjoying the fruits of your labors. There are
few things in life as satisfying as obtaining the perfect
environment and knowing exactly where everything is
located. So relax and enjoy, you deserve it!

You now have the very basics to get started with your
organizational project. Getting organized and reducing
clutter is not rocket science. Just remember to use basic
common sense and to keep your emotions in check when
deciding what to eliminate from your life. Future articles
will give more detailed insight and suggestions as required
for a variety of different storage situations. We will
also take a visit to “true horror stories of the
disorganized”.

Mark Pierson

(Mark Pierson is the Founder of Wall To Wall Storage,
a company that sells and installs storage
and organizational products. For further information visit
www.walltowallstorage.com .)

Note: This article may be republished without prior
approval from the author provided it is not altered in any
way and is published in it’s entirety including this note.

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