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7 Steps to Create Space Out of Your Mess

Top Rules for Organizing

1. Tackle the most displeasing task first.

Work the area that drives you bonkers before clearing out anyplace else. Your anxiety will diminish, and you'll be more motivated to continue.

2. Stick to routines

Do things the same way every time: Put your mail in one place, your keys in one place. When you need them, you will find them.

3. Store like with like

For example, contain all electronics such as cords, cables, disks, etc. in the same space, drawer, or labeled tote.

4. Purge before buying containers

Slimming down your stuff first will help you see your new space and give you better judgment in buying the correct size and quantity of containers. Also, I suggest you measure your space to prevent aggravation and


5. A place for everything, and everything in its place

To stay organized anywhere, be mindful of everything you purchase and

bring in through the door. Everything needs to have a home.

6. Label, label, label containers

I.D. the contents of containers so you know what’s inside.

Clearly label file folders.

Label edges inside drawers or the inside cabinet doors for easy find.

Use Brother P-Touch label maker or use labels and a sharpie.

7. Make time for the mess

Avoid creating mountains of mess in your living space by picking

up after yourself or doing a task.

Fifteen minutes each day is enough time to do one of the following:

  • 1. Fold a load of laundry and put it away.

  • 2. Sort the stack of mail and file the bills.

  • 3. Clean out a drawer.

I hope you find these tips helpful in creating more space out of your mess. If you need hands-on help I am here to help. Make an appointment now. Call 832-715-9540.

Professional Organizer


Serving Montgomery, Conroe, Spring, The Woodlands, Tomball, Magnolia, and Northwest

Houston areas.

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