Get organized on a budget

I love organizing gadgets. Nothing makes me happier than looking at the variety of organization devices on the market. But sadly, some of them are expensive.

Being organized and organizing has nothing to do with gadgets. It’s all about “order” and “functionality.” Plain and simple.

There is no one way to organize a room. Each person has to organize their space to reflect not only how they will use the space, but also how their mind organizes or classifies things.

Buying organizational gadgets doesn’t make you organized. Organizing your space makes you organized. First you have to start by clearing up your clutter. Then you need to find out why your space was not working for you and create a system that uses your space more effectively. Space has to work for you, for the way you live. It has to be simple enough that you continue to use it after your professional organizer leaves your home.

Everyone is different. There is no “one size fits all” organization.

I never tell my clients to go out and buy a bunch of organizing gadgets and then organize their space to reflect how I would do things. In fact, when I first speak to a customer, I tell them very specifically “don’t buy anything” until you know what you want to do with the space and we figure out how to best fulfill their wishes. And then I try to use the things they already have, reuse their existing belongings before we even consider other options.

It can be organized without spending anything or very little money. Just look around your house or check out some of the inexpensive containers at the Dollar Store that might work for your project.

Use ice cube trays to hold your jewelry or craft supplies. Or repurpose glass jars to hold a variety of things. Instead of spending a lot of money buying expensive glass containers, use canning jars for flour and sugar, snacks, and more. Contains children’s puzzle pieces and other small toys in Zip Lock bags.

Organizing doesn’t have to be expensive. Learn to “think outside the box.” Get creative and use what you have at home first before spending your hard-earned money buying things you don’t really need.

Now it starts … you know what you want!

Happy organizing … and remember … Less clutter = less stress … in your home, office and life

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