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I wonder about this question myself.
Some people have this idea that you buy a bunch of bins,
sort things for a few hours and then wham-o everything is fine.
Boxing stuff up doesn’t mean that you are organized.
Here’s the deal, everyone’s situation and experience is different.
We all have unique ideas about what we envision.
Whether your experience with organizing will be a good one or a terrible one, depends on a number of variables. If you’re torn about this decision, why not do both?
Both? You might ask. I’m just having trouble picking one.
I’ll explain more . . .
Get Organized: Make a Decision and Catapult Your Mess to a Clean Up Success
Every question doesn’t have an “either or” answer. Right? Do you really only want two options? What I mean by doing both is to get help online from professionals or others that are good at organizing. Watch video on Youtube. It’s completely gratis (which makes it cost-effective) and you get to test drive the idea visually before you even purchase one item.
If the person in the video recommends something out of your price range, you can always try to use the same concept but with a less expensive option. For example, I watched a video online. The woman explained how she liked using a certain paper organizer from Staples. I went online and noticed the organizer costs $13.00.
That’s not too bad but I thought I could do it for less. So I purchased a small paper sorter and then just got clear envelopes from the to put the papers inside. I don’t like regular folders. I like to seal what I’m working on just in case of I have paper that are different sizes inside. It keeps everything neat and tidy too. It’s also easy to grab and take with you without anything falling out.
I looked on Amazon. Here’s the one the person recommended below.
It is from Rubbermaid. It’s a Three-Pocket File Folder Organizer. It’s plastic. The measurements are 13 x 3.5 x 11.5 Inches. It costs roughly$13.00 on Amazon.
I got this organizer below. It’s cheaper and allows me to try the idea out for less. I don’t like these type of folders so I bought the clear plastic envelopes that hold everything inside. See pic below.
I also bought the Smead Poly String Button Booklet Envelope. I’ve seen them as low as $3.99 for 5.
If you are looking for other areas of your home to organize, check below. It’s an organization smorgasbord. Warning: . It may even be enjoyable. Look at your own risk. ; )
1. Life Hacks Changing Lives [The Berry]
2. It’s a spice rack. I hate having everything on the counter. [Follow Pics]
3. Use Buttons to Organize Earrings [Learnist]
4. 5 Ways to Fake Built in Shelving [Infarrantly Creative]
5. Cool pin from Pinterest [Pinterest]
6. Another Cool Pin from Pinterest [Ashley Design]
7. Before and After [Craft Hunters]
8. DIY Containers – Recycle Coffee Creamer Containers [Stockpiling Moms]
9. How to Clean Wax from Jar Candles to Use for Organization and Storage [Just a Little Creativity]
10. Scarf Organization [Peeking Pines]
While it’s fresh on your mind, do two things:
1. If this post helped you out in any way, let all your friends on social media know. They’ll wish they found it first. ; )
2. Comment below.
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