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What to do whenit comes to gettingyour life organized

January 8, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
CRYSTAL WELLINGTON (Submitted photo)

Although I think plastic shelving units and baskets are the solution to my chaotic craft space, am I starting off the year on the right foot? Or am I just jumping in with no direction?

Could this be why I cannot stay organized?

With too many questions and not enough answers. I decided to ask a few professionals in the Texarkana area about what to do when it comes to organizing my life. Here is what they had to say:

Crystal Wellington works has worked as a maid for Odds & Ends Finishing Touch Cleaning Service for more than five years.

Question: What is your No. 1 tip for keeping "under the sink" organized?

Answer: Use organizing bins and shelves.

Q: Do you have a tip for making organizing fun for the kids?

A: Use colored storage bins with toy pictures on the front.

Q: What is the one thing that you recommend for anyone as an organizing basic?

A: Make sure there is a clear plan and organize like things together.

Barbara LeFleur has been a productivity and organizing professional for 15 years and is the owner of Creating Organization.

Question: What is your No. 1 tip for keeping "under the sink" organized?

Answer: As with all organizing projects, there are three basic steps: 1. Purge, 2. Determine solutions, 3. Manage.

Q: What is your go-to tip for keeping the house clutter free throughout the year?

A: After purging, implement the 'One-In, One-Out' system.

Q: Where should someone start when they begin organizing their home?

A: Always deal with overabundance first by purging.

Erin Alexander has been a professional organizer for nine years and is the owner of Organized by Erin.

Question: What do you recommend for organizing the "junk drawer?"

Answer: I love a good junk drawer! Small plastic drawer organizers for the space works great! Normally, you can purchase this type of organizer in a pack of six or so. They come in different sizes and shapes.

Q: Where should someone start when they begin organizing their home?

A: The junk drawer is a great place to start. Pull everything out of the drawer and separate everything by like items. If there are items in the drawer that should go into another part of the house, move them to the correct spot. If you have an overflow of a particular item (example: pens), then eliminate the item down to a manageable amount. Finally, you need drawer organizers to keep everything in place.

Q: What is the one thing that you recommend for anyone as an organizing basic?

A: My number one recommendation is to get a good label maker and clear bins. The label maker will make everything look nice and the clear bins will allow you to see what is in the bin without opening it.

photo BARBARA LeFLEUR (Submitted photo)
photo ERIN ALEXANDER (Submitted photo)

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