People often think of January or spring as high seasons for home organization. But for those of us with school-age kids, late summer is prime time to clear excess and create a better system to handle what’s left and what’s on the way.
Plus, if you declutter before classes resume, you could plan a garage or yard sale that could finance a school-supply shopping trip or last-minute visit to the zoo or water park.
There’s an easy way to approach reorganizing any area of your house. It’s a shorthand version of tips from top-rated professional organizers that you could call the 2-D method:Decide: Designate:
Some of you will be fine with the 2-D method alone. But here are additional pro-organizer tips for tackling specific challenges:Children’s artwork: Your desk or personal work area: Closets: Housework:
Organizing your home can be a rewarding do-it-yourself project that you can accomplish over weeks or months. But if you lack time, ability or desire, consider hiring a top-rated organizer to advise you or take on the project. Other service providers who can help include trash haulers and estate sale experts.