31 Days of Organizing Tips

Thanks for checking out this page for the 31 Days of Organizing series!

If you're new to this blog, a special welcome!  I hope you'll find the encouragement, motivation, and practical tips in these posts and the rest of my blog to help you need to go from overwhelmed to organized :)

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This series was from October 2012 and the page you're on now has a full list of all of the posts in the series.  Pin it or bookmark it so you can return here any time you need organizing tips!

Each post in this series contains organizing tips from me as well as links to ideas from many other great bloggers.

If you want to pin pictures from any of these posts, please pin from the original sources.  These pictures are not mine and I know how hard the other bloggers worked to create their images and posts so they should get the credit, not me.  If you want to pin specific posts from this series for the tips that I give, you can pin the purple button that I used for the whole series and add a short comment to your pin so you can remember the specific tips you're pinning.

Happy organizing!

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    1. Thanks Sinea! I hope it helps people who are looking for places to start organizing.

  2. Love the ideas you share. However, I have a question for you. I have several things in the attic and over my garage door that are from my kids when they were little but are now grown, I have one daughter who is decreased and had children I don't get to see but I don't want to get rid of what stuff I have left. Do you have any suggestions on how long I should keep things from my other adult children from when they were in grade/high school?

    1. Sentimental items are tough Trina! It's really a personal decision about what you keep, why you keep it, how long you keep it, and how you store it.

      If you are storing items for your now grown children, I would arrange to get the things to them if they want them. If they don't, then feel free to get rid of them so you can have the space for your own things.

      If you're keeping things for your own memories, then see if you can find a way to honour the items rather than storing them out of the way where they're never looked at. For example, maybe you can take pictures of your daughter's things and then make a collage and frame it? That way you can see it all the time and honour her memory.

      I hope that helps! Feel free to email me if you want to chat more about this! organizerhilda {at} gmail {dot} com

  3. Does anyone have ideas for organizational tips for a disabled person? Everything has to be organized at wheelchair height? Thank you.

    1. If everything needs to be accessible from a wheelchair, you'll want to make use of short shelving units and sets of drawers to contain items and keep them organized. Same principles apply (group like with like, label categories, etc.), but instead of maximizing vertical space, you'll want to optimize the lower spaces in rooms.


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