Sort Your Stuff

As we continue on our journey to a more organized and clutter-free home, we’re dedicated to guiding you through each step of the decluttering and organizing process, and today, we’re shining a spotlight on the crucial second step – Sorting. Sorting is the backbone of successful organization, laying the groundwork for well-informed decisions on what stays and what goes. Here’s a guide on how to sort effectively:

1) Sort Items by Type
Start by categorizing your belongings based on similarity. This not only provides a visual overview of your possessions but also helps assess the condition of each item. If you have multiples of one item, it enables you to distinguish between those in good shape and items that may no longer serve their purpose.

2) Group Multiple-Piece Items Together
For items with multiple pieces, gather them all in one place. This ensures you have all the necessary parts and allows you to ensure the item is in working order.

3) Address Missing or Damaged Items
Create a category for items that are missing pieces or in need of repair. Address each item and determine if it is worth repairing and or replacing missing pieces or if it is to be trashed. Making sure these items are organized helps them work properly again.

4) Swift Action on Unwanted Items
As you sort, identify items you know you won’t use. Waste no time – place them in a trash bag or donation box. This proactive step streamlines the decluttering process and helps clear space for what truly matters.

Bonus Tip: Expand Your Categories
Take a moment to consider if there are additional items in your home that fall within the categories you are sorting. By expanding your categories, you may discover opportunities to organize related items together, enhancing the overall efficiency of your space.

In case you missed it, you can read last week’s newsletter on step one-evaluating your space HERE!

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