Has part of your home become a breeding ground for unnecessary clutter? There’s no need to think of garage organization as a hassle. Consider setting a goal to get organized by spring and keep your goal by taking these mantras to heart. An organized space can help you feel free to do things you actually enjoy instead of wasting time cleaning up each day.
The Circle Theory: There is a way to help you stay organized in the home and the garage. Consider an item’s whole “circle of life” when you take out items to use it. Tell yourself that your cereal bowl needs to get back to its original place quickly. (Don’t we all want to go back home after work!? Same idea applies here.) Treat your items like a human. Think in this order when grabbing your bowl in the morning: pour cereal, eat cereal, wash and dry bowl and place the bowl back in its original spot. This cycle should be followed when doing anything with items. Adults have a hard time overcoming incompletion in a variety of areas in their lives. Break your habit and finish everything to the very end. This will help you at work, and with keeping your home and garage more organized.
Give it away. Get comfortable with going to Goodwill or a consignment store to donate unusable items. This is a simple way to rid your home of unnecessary clutter. Ask yourself, “Do I use this often enough for the money I spent?” or “Does this item go with the kind of life I’m trying to build?” If the answer is no, it’s gotta go! Don’t hesitate to give unused items away because chances are you won’t even remember them in a week or two. This also gives the items a new life with someone who will truly appreciate them.
Stop shopping without a purpose. The easiest way to pile up clutter is to be constantly purchasing things that don’t have a specific purpose. Try to only buy things that you really need. This will help tremendously later, making the amount of piles for you to organize significantly less.
Speaking of piles, never make piles. There is nothing else sure to get you out of the organizing mood faster than trying to organize the giant heap of items you left on your garage floor. Take into account your will to clean up the items. If piles are constantly making you feel nuts, you probably should throw away, give away or go through that pile. (No one wants to do that). To save us the headache, just avoid making piles. Remember the circle!)
With these ideas in mind, we know that you can tackle even the most cluttered of spaces.