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10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes #6

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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By Lorie Marrero, Tom Merton

                       

Mistake 6: Allowing undesignated space

Got a messy dining table? When space is available without a clear purpose for how it's used, it usually gets filled up with clutter. Have a rule that large flat surfaces, like tables and countertops, must be cleared off daily, or at least once a week. And if you have multiple compartments for paper on your desk, label them for envelopes, catalogs, bills, or other distinct purposes instead of letting them become a nest for whatever ends up there by accident.

Do you have a spot in your house that is being used for soemthing eles then it should be that you could take back with a little organizing? 

by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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louannwilkins
by Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Yes...all of my paper work have a specific place other wise I'd never know where any of it was.  lol

wandep
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Our junk room.

MamaMandee
by Bronze Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:16 PM
We have a desk in the kitchen that DH has taken over with tools. I'd like to have that space back.
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TheJerseyGirl
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

 My basement is really the only place that could use some organizing!

michiganmom116
by on Feb. 15, 2014 at 8:25 AM

It seems like I'm ALWAYS cleaning off the dining table!  Kids' school books, DH's laptop, granddaughter's toys....

momofsixangels
by on Feb. 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Yes every room lol

psych_mom
by on Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Not yet, lol. I do plan on making the a space in the hallway leading from the garage a place for outgoing and incoming.

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