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Please share any tips on organizing a big house......(or any house).....

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Asked by MommyOK at 7:47 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Get rid of things. Less is actually better. I say this because I like to keep things and I know the stress and unhappiness it has caused me.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 8:04 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • First thing to do is get rid of any items you do not use or need. Its a great way to down the clutter and a great way to help the community by donating the items to shelters and other organizations. Next if you have kids that still play with toys and stuff get some of those sectional toy boxes. This way you Dont just have a big box overflowing with toys. Also to help keep clothing down that you still want or need but can not use them for whatever reason like seasonal or pre/post pregnancy type things put them in the clear plastic containers you can get at Walmart and lable them and put them away somewhere that is out of the way. For mail and stuff like that use a cute little basket that you can put it all in. This way it is not all over the counters and tables. I am running out of space but these are just a few ways to help.

    Answer by michelle.coppes at 8:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Being simple and having the bare minimum makes it easier to start the organization process.

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:29 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • try to get rid of clutter first of all. i use file boxes for important papers. i have a calender up on a corkboard which is what i use to mark appointments, etc.

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 4:13 AM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • i could really use tips too. i need to be more organized

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 4:13 AM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • The first rule of organizing is to declutter. Get rid of anything and everything you absolutely do not need. Keep in mind that there's an emotional/psychological component to how we are with our "stuff". Get over it. The liberating feeling you'll get once you purge and organize your life is SO worth it.

    Pick one area or one closet or one drawer and purge/clean/organize; do this for the entire house (remember, it's a process and may take several weeks). If it motivates you, schedule a goodwill pickup so you'll be forced to stick to your organization schedule/their pick up time.

    Once you've purged, maintain this rule: for every new thing that comes into the house, you have to get rid of at least one thing (but try to get rid of 2). In time, you will be less apt to bring anything new into the home, and you should soon realize just how little you really need. SIMPLIFY!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:55 AM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • I reuse alot of containers and fill them with things.

    Answer by deadpplrmyhero at 3:09 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

  • Most of my clutter came from paperwork so we store EVERYTHING on our computer (be sure to back up very important files onto a disc). We scan in doctors papers, reciepts, all that jazz. Also, we have a rule with the kids. When the toybox lid doesn't close, it's time to purge. Clothes dont fit? Don't hold on to them, get rid of them. Too many dishes that are never used? Donate them. I agree with the other moms, if you don't use it, give it to someone who will. Donate old blankets to animal shelters, take old nick knacks to the goodwill. Dont just throw stuff in the garbage if it has any life left.

    Answer by LoraGardiner at 9:54 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Less is more!

    Answer by onecuteladybug2 at 3:50 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

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