Start with a plan.
1. Make a list of projects
you want to complete during the year
and prioritize them. You don't have to do
everything in January and February; pace
yourself so you won't feel overwhelmed.
Take three simple steps.
Take three simple steps.2. Every
organization project starts with three basic
steps: purge the items you no longer want
or need, analyze what's left to determine
how you use it and measure the space you
have to figure out what will fit where.
When you're organizing, use a three-box
system: keep, discard, and don't know.
When you're finished, seal the don't know
box and put it away. If you haven't opened
it in a year, you don't really need whatever
is in there. Throw it away without looking
Clean out the closets.
Clean out the closets.3. Get everyone in
your household involved by competing
for the "cleanest closet" award. When
organizing a closet, frequency of use is
an important consideration. Things you
reach for at least once a week should be
stored at a height between your shoulders
and your knees. Lowe's has a variety
of closet organizers to handle hanging
garments, shoes, sweaters, and all types of
De-clutter the kitchen.
De-clutter the kitchen.4. The kitchen
is often a catch-all for clutter. Review
what's on your counters and move small
appliances and cookware you use most
often to easy-to-reach cabinets. Lowe's
has an Unfinished Oak Lazy Susan
Corner Unit that's perfect for maximizing
your corner cabinet storage space.
Tidy up the bathrooms.
Tidy up the bathrooms.5. Clean out all
the drawers and cabinets by tossing out
expired products and items you haven't
used in at least a year. Then sort your
products in a drawer organizer, such as
the Real OrganizedTM Chrome Drawer
Organizer, available at Lowe's.
Make laundry day a breeze.
Make laundry day a breeze.6. Keep
a plastic shoe box in the laundry room
to store items you find such as lipstick,
buttons and money. Set up a three-basket
hamper system in your closet or bathroom
so you can sort your clothes the moment
you take them off, making laundry day that
Organize your home office.
Organize your home office.7.
Customizable closet systems aren't just
for bedroom closets. Check out Lowe's
selection of shelves, drawers and hanging
storage for your home office closet.
Lightweight storage bins are great for files
you use often and come in decorative
canvas, metal, wood and plastic styles.
Don't forget the basement and garage.
Don't forget the basement and garage.8.
Oil drips, grass clippings and trackedin
mud make basements and garages a
challenge to keep clean and organized.
The best way to organize these areas is
to create "zones" and keep the tools and
products you need in their respective
zones, such as lawn care (mower, tools,
potting soil), car care (antifreeze, oil, car
wax), sports equipment/toys, and general
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