6 Quick Tips To Eliminate Clutter

6 Quick Tips To Eliminate Clutter

A cluttered house can make you feel tired and confused. But if the task of organizing your entire house seems overwhelming, start with small, 10-minute or less “mini-projects.” Experts have found that you will be more motivated to complete small projects that have a rapid reward. Try these 6 mini-projects to clear you mind, make decisions more easily, and feel more energized:

Clear-Up Problem Areas:
 Clothes closet: If you have a limited closet space, consider getting hangers that hook to each other vertically instead of throwing clothes on the ground. You can also add hanging storage systems for items like sweaters, shoes, and other bulky things. See closet systems at: www.bedbathandbeyond.com
 Home office: Divide and conquer this task by first putting all papers in the trash or in stacks like these: call, pay, return, order, brainstorm, talk to family, etc. Set up an action system with colored folders for each stack. Tackle each folder when you can find 10 minutes to spare. You’ll find folder systems at: www.officedepot.com
 Under the sink: Order stacking drawers in plastic or metal wire. When you measure, be sure to allow space for the drain pipe. Find these drawer systems at: www.containerstore.com

Put Away Problem Items:
 Junk: Organize your junk by using rubber bands to separate items by type. You can still have a junk drawer but use a rubberized drawer liner from www.duckbrand.com to keep things from shifting.
 Seasonal: Store things you won’t use until the next season under the bed. To save space, try using vacuum-sealed packs from www.spacebag.com.
 Antiques: You may have things that you don’t really love, but you inherited and think they will have a high value someday. Find out what it is worth with www.appraisers.org, or for a quick reality check, search www.ebay.com.

About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.