Quick and Easy Organizing Projects That Will Make you Feel More Organized in the New Year
As we prepare to kick off the new year this is a great time to organize and purge. Your home and personal space can greatly influence how you feel and function. The new year is an opportunity to feel you're entering a "fresh start." Organizing can also be overwhelming, so we came up with are some simple tips to help you get started:
Fridge & Pantry
You'll be surprised by the amount of unused food and other random items that have accumulated in your kitchen. Go through your pantry and cabinets and throw out expired ingredients, cracked or dented containers, duplicates, and items you no longer use. Check if you have any spices or condiments that have dried up, and finish with a deep clean of your fridge to remove any lingering food smells and make way for fresh new ingredients.
You can also donate any extra food to your local food bank or soup kitchen. It's a great way to help out those in need while clearing out space for new items!
Out with the old and in with the new. One of the easiest ways to think about purging your closets is to get rid of or donate an item for every new item that goes into your closet. We call this the 1 for 1 rule. Sometimes going into a task with a small goal in mind leads to purging more items you no longer need! Another idea for creating space is storing your seasonal items you don’t need in shrinkable storage bags. If you aren’t sure you are ready to part with items - put them in a bag out of sight for a few months and if they haven’t crossed your mind then it is safe to say you don’t need them!
Get Rid of Something Big
Instead of stressing about going through all of your little knick-knacks, think about getting rid of a couple of big things. Perhaps an old chair, dresser, appliance, tv or kids toy that is taking up a lot of space. If you aren’t able to donate to a local organization then think about posting on Nextdoor or Facebook Marketplace for free.
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