By Pat Bernabei
It’s a joke between just about every busy parent – “my car is a rolling wastebasket,” I saw recently on a Facebook post.
It’s simply the sign of a busy life. For sure, “clean out the car” is at the bottom of everyone’s to-do list. It’s not exactly priority, is it?
But just for now, let’s put it at the top of that list. I’ve got a few easy ideas that can quickly organize your car into a “rolling sitting room.”
Tip #1: Do a ten-minute clean of your car.
I won’t mince words – I’ll bet the vegetable drawer in your fridge is packed tight. I don’t mean you need to clean it out – or that you need to stop buying vegetables – but could it be better organized so that you’re not rifling through produce while doing dinner prep? And everybody’s hungry? And waiting? And you still can’t find that carrot bag?
All you need is a simple system – as a professional organizer I’m big on systems – and some pain-free maintenance techniques.
Remember, I’m an organizer, so a disorganized closet doesn’t stress me out.
In fact, when I work with clients on their closets, one of the first tips I offer is about organizing systems. I also help them decide what they should keep and what should go. But best of all, I offer organizer secrets to help them maintain the beautiful masterpiece we have created by the end of our time together.
Here are a few secrets for you,
Right about now, everyone who has made that big promise to themselves of finally getting organized, is realizing they’re still not organized. #NewYearsResolutions
But it’s okay. It’s very understandable, and this is coming from a professional organizer who works with people who are so stressed out with their situations that being organized gives them a new lease on life.
Here are some big reasons why regular people and regular businesses need to take a step back and admit they could use a hand:
- Who has the time to tackle a big project?
By Pat Bernabei
All those fedoras of the 1950s are a style of the past but hats are still very much a popular accessory for men, women and children, and it’s not shocking to hear that one person might have upwards of 10 hats or more. This poses an organizing opportunity: Where to store them?
Target is a wonderful source of baskets for storage – but one home can only accept oh so many storage baskets and especially clunky-looking plastic bins.