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10 of 10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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By Lorie Marrero, Good Housekeeping

                             

Mistake 10: Not establishing ownership for maintenance tasks

After finishing your beautiful closet organizing project, take a moment to review the tasks involved in maintaining the space. Clothes need to be hung up daily, stacks of clothing need to be straightened and folded regularly, hangers need to be rotated back to the utility room once a week, and laundry needs to get done frequently. Who is going to do those tasks and when? Many a task has gone undone because both parties thought the other was going to do it. Communicate clearly about who owns what tasks to avoid confusion.

Photo Credit: Izabela Habur/istock

by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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Bmat
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 7:47 PM

The only thing similar to this in my home was that my husband would remove his shirts from the hangers every day, and every wash day, I had to hunt through his closet for hangers. I asked him to please remove both hanger and shirt and put the hanger on the laundry bin. He had no trouble with this, and it made one fewer tasks for me.

Madelaine
by Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Thanks

sanj1213
by Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:30 PM

I do this!

timon95
by Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM

tfs

johnny4ever
by Member on Oct. 27, 2013 at 8:25 AM

tfs

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