Organization & Home Maintenance Tips

7 Essential Organizing Rules

There are countless theories and strategies on how to be more organized, but sometimes it helps to boil it all down to some basic concepts.  According to House Beautiful, these are seven essential rules of organizing.

  1. Keep like with like.  Keep things logical by storing similar items together.  Stay away from “catch-all” areas.
  2. Think before you buy.  Resist impulse buys and figure out where a new item will go before you make the purchase.
  3. Honor your memories – then throw them out.  Unless the item is sacred, toss it, especially paper items like old concert