Tip: When searching for an appropriate container to store items, take these 5 aspects into consideration, proper fit, durability, manageability, dimensions, and labeling options. Remember that function should take prescience over ascetics. I recommend getting a container you like, because you’ll be much more apt to use it.
About Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
As a Certified Professional Organizer®, Janine Cavanaugh helps individuals improve their organizing skills, reduce the clutter in their homes, downsize their belongings, and create functional environments. Organizing in MA and RI since 2008.
Entries by Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
September brings colder nights, and soon we’ll be turning on the heat. We received the depressing news from our plumber that our furnace should be replaced this year or next. Oh, the joys of home ownership. What about the joys and cost of owning any item? Costs of Ownership Do you agree that it’s easy […]
Tip: Organized photos, whether they’re digital or actual prints by theme. First gather them up, purge the blurred and oops ones, and then sort and store by theme. Organizing photos by theme is much easier than trying to determine the chronological order of each individual picture. Some themes may be birthdays, holidays, school events, weddings, […]
Tip: Store product manuals and instructions in one file with three subcategories, kitchen, children and other. Be honest with yourself when asking if you’ll ever reference this information again. If not, don’t keep the manual or instructions. Manuals often come in more than one language, only keep the language you reference. Sort through this file […]
Tip: Store papers, files and information vertically. This prevents piles from forming, growing and taking over. It also allows easier access, with less frustration when returning and retrieving papers, files and information.