Tips To Getting And Being More Organized In 2017

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC

 

How do you feel when your home and life seem cluttered? I've always found that too much clutter around me seems to clutter my brain. And I've always found that when I clean out my closets, pantry, office, storage room, etc. I end up feeling much lighter mentally and my energy level soars. But I also know that for many the process of decluttering and throwing things out can be challenging, both in terms of making the time to do so and often just in terms of throwing something out. (I have a brother who is congenitally incapable of throwing anything out.) Decluttering and organizing isn't only for when you are getting ready to sell your home.

 

We are into the second week of 2017 and the first flurry of New Year's resolution-making is over. But that being said, many of us still want to resolve to be more organized in 2017 and here are some great "cheat sheets:"

  • 2017 Plan For 52 Weeks To An Organized Home
  • 60 Things To Toss Out In The Next 60 Days
  • 101 Items To Declutter Without Any Regret

 

Use one or use all... but if you follow at least some of these suggestions faithfully, by the time 2018 rolls around, you'll be well on your way to starting next year much more organized organized and decluttered! 

 

 

52 WEEKS TO AN ORGANIZED HOME IN 2017 FROM HOME STORAGE SOLUTIONS 101

 

52 Weeks To An Organized Home In 2017

 

 

You can actually print the year's calendar from the HomeStoragesolutions.101 website. 

And check out their Facebook page with ideas on how to declutter 15 Minutes A Day For 365 Days.


 

 

60 THINGS TO TOSS OUT IN THE NEXT 60 DAYS FROM MONOGRAMMED MAGNOLIAS

 

 

60 Things to Toss in the next 60 days


 

 

101 ITEMS TO DECLUTTER WITHOUT ANY REGRET! FROM ORGANIZEMYHOUSE.COM

 

101 Things To Declutter In The New Year

 

 Cluttered Room Image courtesy of Bill Longshaw at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

These tips to organizing and decluttering your home in 2017 are brought to you courtesy of Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, RE/MAX Executive, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants. 

 

If you are considering selling or purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area, I would love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to prove to you that:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

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Nina Hollander
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Michael Jacobs ~ hi Michael... I've been cleaning up those photos on my computer and file and emails like a mad woman since mid-December. Got rid of quite a bit, including 1,100+ emails in my Outlook inbox alone. More to do...

Jan 10, 2017 08:55 AM #19
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Joyce Marsh, Broker Associate ~ good morning, Joyce... I'm pretty good with my house... but the office and electronic clutter seem to take over regularly!

Jan 10, 2017 08:56 AM #20
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Sure Bob, happy to send that first list. How odd that you don't see it, as it shows up for me.

Jan 10, 2017 08:57 AM #21
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Nina, there are so many that will benefit from your post. I love being organized and if it's clutter it won't last long in my house. For some reason it makes me feel stressed to have clutter everywhere. Can't stand it!

Jan 10, 2017 12:12 PM #22
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Nina the room in the picture above does not need a de-cluttering plan, it needs a bulldozer ......... LOL

Jan 10, 2017 12:21 PM #23
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George Souto ~ hi George, a bull dozer, a grenade... I was at first a bit worried about using this picture because I was afraid people might think the room is in my house (not!). But it makes the point!

Jan 10, 2017 01:01 PM #24
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Amanda S. Davidson ~ hi Amanda... I'm with you on that... too much clutter and I start feeling stressed, as well.

Jan 10, 2017 01:03 PM #25
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Nina

Sounds like an action plan for 2016.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 10, 2017 08:31 PM #27
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Good morning Nina.  Looks like my office at work. 

Jan 11, 2017 01:32 AM #28
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Gita Bantwal
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NIna, I love the post. These are great tips. I will print it out and try some of the things.

Jan 11, 2017 03:49 AM #29
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Gita Bantwal ~ good morning, Gita... thanks. That's why I posted all three lists... you can pick and choose what suits best.

Jan 11, 2017 03:51 AM #30
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James Dray ~ good morning, James... now you are really scaring me! Although I've actually seen a few attorney's offices that looked kind of like that!

Jan 11, 2017 03:52 AM #31
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Lou Ludwig ~ good morning, Lou. An action plan for the new year that can be done one day and one bit at a time. Easy, peasy...

Jan 11, 2017 03:53 AM #32
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Sharon Tara
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An ongoing, daily process for me. I'm happiest when I'm organizing something!

Great advice....it's so true that being organized is good for your mood and reduces stress.

Jan 11, 2017 11:05 AM #33
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Sharon Tara ~ hi Sharon... isn't it amazing how many of us feel that way when we are organized?

Jan 11, 2017 12:12 PM #34
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Nina- last week I went through my plastic containers and matched lids and bottoms.  Anything that didn't have a partner got tossed in the recycle bin.  Small move but one thing at a time. 

Jan 14, 2017 01:52 PM #35
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Kathy Streib ~ hi Kathy... I do the same a couple of times a year. The "good" news is that I don't often have missing lids. And when I do, I'm often wondering where they disappeared to as they never leave my house and go from pantry to fridge to dishwasher. I guess it's a mystery like missing socks coming out of the wash!

Jan 14, 2017 02:01 PM #36
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Lots of good suggestions of things to get rid of.  I'd probably prefer to donate whatever anyone else could reasonably use.  A friend recently told me that animal shelters are happy to receive old towels and sheets for their cages.  I would not have thought of that.  We have a landfill that started 5 years ago relatively near our house and it's getting really big, so I am very cognizant of the need to keep as much out of landfills as possible.

Feb 08, 2017 01:31 PM #37
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Beth Bromund ~ hi Beth... shelters also like to have newsprint to line cages with. I bring bags of them monthly to my local shelter.

Feb 08, 2017 02:06 PM #38
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Nina Hollander , I'm glad to know about newsprint.  I had not known that.  

Feb 08, 2017 04:24 PM #39
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