Basics, Tips

How To Quickly Sort And Organize A Room

As i mentioned yesterday, we are getting ready for a multi-family yard sale.  I thought folks might like a little more information about how we sort through our stuff and organize a room.  Our goal is to have a functional, comfortable space. Let’s start with the kitchen – home of the dreaded junk-drawer. In our kitchen, we have seven drawers – a drawer for silverware, a drawer for sharp knives, a drawer for various utensils (spatulas, tongs), a drawer for kitchen towels and wash cloths, a drawer for electronics (chargers, charging cords), a drawer for home office supplies (pens, pencils), and a drawer for bills and paperwork. Our process is pretty straightforward.  The contents from a drawer is removed and…

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Getting Ready For A Yard Sale

We a planning to participate in a multi-family yard sale the first Saturday in August.  I’m pumped.  We should be able to make a few bucks, get rid of some clutter, and better organize our home. We have secured a location for the yard sale and obtained all of the necessary permits.  We plan to spend the Friday evening before the yard sale, pricing specific items and getting ready for the sale.  Also, we’ll have change on hand and a secure place to store any money we will receive.  After the sale is over, we’ll donate any of the remaining items to a local charity. Beginning last week, I divided our house into manageable sections – and began to sort…

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A Day For Organizing

It had to be done. Yesterday, I spent several hours organizing paperwork, responding to emails, paying bills, cleaning out my desk, and filing documents. It was boring, headache-educing, and, as my youngest would say, “none fun”. Normally, I’m a pretty organized person.  I have several systems in place for managing bills, paperwork, etc.  However, the past two months were filled with much activity – tons of fun stuff with family and encouraging progress at work. So, yesterday, I sat down with a huge stack of paperwork, a large cup of coffee, and started digging. I will not bore you with too many details (I filed some paperwork, paid a few bills, sorted through email, updated passwords, etc.)  It was tedious,…

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