Over the past two weeks, most of the articles have been detailing tools to have on hand when starting to get organized. The first step in getting organized should always be to remove the clutter. You can not organize clutter. Having these tools available makes the decluttering process easier. I thought it would be nice to have a summary list available.
- A calendar and
- A set of notebooks -
For all of the pieces of paper you would throw out, except for that one piece of information you need to keep. Collect the scraps in a pile together, then transfer the information later so you can discard the original paper.
- File folders- For the pieces of paper that you need to keep long term.
- A stop watch – to time tasks for the sake of removing future dread and to set a reasonable stopping point.
- A shoe organizer -for one time sorting of all of the little things.
- Baskets – great for sorting, carrying, and for organized display.
- Music -will help with your mood and your speed.
- Baggies. – To keep things sorted when another solution isn’t quickly available.
- Permanent markers.
- Recycle bin.
Honorable Mentions – items I do not always use, but very frequently use when getting decluttered.
Anytime I am removing clutter, these are the things I want to have near by. I am always looking for easy, inexpensive tools and for new ways to use them. What would you suggest I add to this list?
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