Getting organized is no easy task. While some people are much better at it than others, most often it can become an easier task when there are tools to help organize the clutter. When looking at the best plans to handle clutter, setting out a plan to tackle it can be especially helpful.
The first most important step is to acknowledge that clutter is a problem many people deal with. That is why so many stores sell things to help people get more organized. While it takes time to get any space organized, it can be done with a good plan in place.
Breaking Down the Basics of De-Cluttering
There are a variety of tools people can utilize to declutter, but most often the two most important tools are organization through boxes, cupboards, cabinets, file drawers, file cabinets, binding supplies, storage tubs, and storage chests, as well as having enough closet and storage areas to put it all in.
However, having the proper storage containers does not help much if there is not proper labeling of files, binders, storage containers, and storage tubs. This process usually takes some thought and work. Finding the proper categories for items so they can easily be found later can be a bit difficult.
It can be especially important to make sure that boxes are not labeled in oversimplified terms. This can make it difficult to find specific items. Often, oversimplified labeling ends up causing much wasted time searching for items in boxes and tubs that “may” contain the sought-after item.
Another important part of de-cluttering is knowing what to throw away and when to throw it away. In many cases, people who have a clutter problem have difficulty knowing how to put things away in an organized space. They also may struggle with throwing away things because they have the “you never know when it might come in handy” mentality.
Retraining the mind to be more organized is a step by step process that includes keeping up with getting rid of things that are no longer needed. That includes proper recycling of materials, selling items, donating items, and properly discarding of things that are not needed or used.
Having a cleaning out process on an annual basis is a good idea. This can help people stay ahead of the cluttering curve between managing things and things piling up that should be sorted.
Home Office De-Cluttering
For people who have a home office, and people who tend to have a significant amount of paperwork, paper clutter can be a big problem. One of the first orders of the de-cluttering process is to get a good paper shredder.
Paper build-up can be a significant problem for people with a home office. Bills and other personal paperwork can pile up quickly. Because of today’s identity theft problems, it can be essential to ensure there is a safe way to remedy paperwork build up without compromising personal data.
When it comes to storage in a home office whether for business, personal use or school, having the space organized can be essential. Creating and keeping files and binders are often the best way to keep papers in order. That is why having a file cabinet can be especially helpful.
Getting Paperwork Organized
One of the biggest problems with papers is that they can get scattered and lost more readily than when they are kept together properly. For people who have a home office, it can be essential to find ways to keep records stored properly.
A great way to keep papers together for specific purposes is through binding. Binding papers together keeps the problem of loose papers at bay. Since it is easy for loose papers to get lost, it can be essential to find a way to keep them all in one spot. Binding is also a great way to file and keep important papers together.Through a bit of a concerted effort to reorganize and de-clutter, using tools such as binders for papers, creating files, buying file cabinets, buying storage bins and creating storage areas, organization can be easily implemented. It’s very important to ensure that all files be as clearly defined as possible. This should include sub-labels so there is no confusion. This is especially true with important papers because you may have to readily access them with short notice.