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“I’ll need this someday.”

Are these words familiar to you when it comes to hanging onto to an item in your home? A year or ten years later you haven’t used that item, so face the truth, it has become clutter!

Here are the top 5 reasons I’ve heard as to why we hang onto stuff?

Reason 5 – “I’ll get it fixed later.”   broken vacuum cleaner

 

 

 

 

 

 

outdated jeansReason 4 – “I’ll lose/gain weight and will be able to wear it again.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

old tape recorder  Reason 3 – “I paid a lot of money for this.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ugly chair

 

Reason 2 –  “I don’t use it but it belonged to my grandfather/grandmother (or other relative).

They are deceased and I hate to get rid of it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stacked mailReason 1 – “I just don’t have time to go through my mail, read my magazines or newspapers or file away   paperwork.”

 

 

 

 

We hold onto to things that no longer have value. We hold onto to things because of sentimental reasons. We hold onto to things because of perceived value. We don’t do tasks because of time management issues. These are reasons that cause clutter in our homes. They cause our homes to be less desirable to live in. They cause our lives to become overwhelmed.

Are these “things” cluttering your home or your life?  You don’t have to worry, I won’t tell anyone I found them in your home.

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Do You Celebrate National Organize Your Home Office Day?

By now, you realize that our calendars are full of national holidays, along with some pretty unconventional designated days of recognition.  Well, the second Tuesday in March has been designated as National Organize Your Home Office Day!  So my blog today is in honor of this day. 

I have been working with a married couple for almost a year. Their goal is to declutter their entire home.  Most people think that professional organizers come into their homes and want them to buy a lot of organizing products. As with any project, no matter what your income, you will set a budget for us to work within. You pick and choose where to splurge and where to save.

The wife had clothing in every closet in their home, including the space she utilized as a home office and  a professional  work from home office.  As you can see in the before after photos below,  the clothing was removed from the office closet and it became an Office Supply Closet. However, we used small bookshelves the client already owned to place her office supplies.  She was able to save by not purchasing additional shelving at this point, and  she used money from the budget in other areas she felt were more important. The doors to the closet are closed most of the time anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re fortunate enough to have a high budget home office, or if you’re like me and have a small budget home office, your goal should be to have it organized so that it will be functional for you. Squidoo.com has a collection of articles to read and videos to view on National Organize Your Home Office Day and How to Organize Your Home Office.

Well, do you celebrate National Organize Your Home Office Day? Send me your comments.

Do you need your home office organized. If so, contact me

Happy National Organize Your Home Office Day!