10 Smart Ways To Stay Organized At Home and Work.
1. Throw it away if you don't need it
You don't need to organize things that you don't have.
2. Keep things in their functional locations
Things that I need in the kitchen -> I keep in the kitchen. Things that I need in the bathroom -> I keep in the bathroom.
3. Clear plastic bins are a godsend
Clear because then you can see what's inside
4. Annual clean-up
Every year (pick a time - could be spring cleaning, could be the end of the year), look through your cupboards, bins, closets, drawers and more and throw out things you don't need anymore, that have expired, or you just don't want to deal with.
5. Hire a housecleaner
6. For things that have sentimental value (cards, books, bachelorette shirts), take a picture
And then get rid of it
7. Get a scanner
Shred any paper you have (scan it first though)
8. Look at things through the eyes of a friend
Sometimes, a third party can be more objective in knowing what to keep and what to throw away
9. Sell it
If something is in good condition, even if you still use it, it might be time for an upgrade. Sell your old item.
10. Use the 1-2 rule
Every time I get a new piece of clothing, I throw away two old pieces of clothing - this helps me minimize the clothing I have in my closet but also makes me conscious of what I'm buying.