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How To Organize Your Room For Clutter Free Living
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You want to decide how to organize your room and you just don't know where to start. This is a frustration many people experience, especially those who are apartment living. Apartments rarely feel like there is enough space to enjoy clutter free living. Sometimes it is hard enough trying to decide how to clean house!

Choose The Room Or Area That Bothers You The Most - And Define Your Goals

Learning to stay organized is life changing information. The first step is to get there, and then keep up the maintenance to the level where you are truly comfortable. Your personal goals could be something like these:

  • get ready faster every morning
  • put things away faster when you get home - and find them later!
  • sort personal items from work items
  • keep papers organized
  • decide what to keep

How useful is your furniture? For example, a long low dresser takes up more floor space than a taller narrower dresser. A taller narrower dresser can hold the same amount of clothes, leaving you more floor space. The same with bedside tables.

Book cases that are taller and narrower also leave you more space, and can hold books, ornaments and lamps. Not everyone is a book collector, and using an ebook reader will change the need for book and magazine storage altogether.

If you decide that you need to change your furniture, browse some second hand stores for items that you might like - then ask the owner if you can trade yours for the ones you like! You might get a good looking set without having to put out any cash.

These are some ideas that hopefully are inspiring you to pick your most important goal and look around at your room. Which corner or area or surface needs to be reorganized first?

Are you a bit of a hoarder or do you just love your stuff from childhood? If you have childhood items that make you feel good, there is no reason to get rid of them. Adding a high shelf above your bed or in some other space can accommodate these items.

Stuffed animals or trophies can be fixed down onto a shelf with earthquake wax or even push pins, so that they don't tumble down easily. Or held in place with the discreet use of invisible nylon thread.

Keeping Papers And Magazines

How to decide what to keep...personal papers that must be kept - vital documents - should be in a file or folder that you can grab in an emergency. Neighborhood fires, floods, earthquakes... things happen! All your necessary documents can be kept together in a secure container of some kind. This could be in a corner of your closet or under the bed.

If you have a collection of magazines that you keep for articles or pictures that you want to keep, consider tearing out the relevant pages and keeping them in a few files. Then you can throw out the clutter! This is crucial for comfortable apartment living, where storage is minimal in most buildings.

You can relieve a lot of stress by deciding to get a strategy for how to organize your room. Start with your first goal, which for example, might be getting ready faster in the morning, or putting things away in the evening. Either one of these will ADD TIME TO YOUR DAY. This will result in increasing the time you need to relax, and maybe begin planning for your clutter free living.

Every little corner, surface or drawer/storage box that you organize will give you more space, more time, and save you from frustration.

I hope I've given you some useful ideas to strategize about how to organize your room, and take some steps toward clutter free living.


Street Talk

I like your ideas. I am the kind of person that keeps busy almost constantly, so if I want to declare war on clutter, I need to write it as one of my goals and do a little every day. In the past, I would organize a lot of clutter in one day and then one week later, I would forget where I put the papers. That is almost as annoying to me as having a lot of clutter. I remember better when I work on it a little at a time.

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Thanks for commenting Sarah. I've just looked at your list of articles and definitely will set aside time to read them. So much to read so little time...regards.

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