Here’s a helpful little tip to go along with last week’s tip (hint word – consolidation): If something doesn’t fit categorically with the other items, remove it. Think of the old Sesame Street song “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn’t belong.” Let’s say you’re moving (Ugh, if you’re like me that immediately caused you to tense up and you may even have a headache now. Relax! You’re probably not moving… But if you are, call me!).
Anyways, you’re not going to throw your kitchen stuff in with play room items. Not only is that going to create an extra step when you’re unpacking (and let’s be honest, there’s enough steps when moving, extra steps aren’t needed), but it also doesn’t make sense. So why do that when organizing your home? Play kitchen items don’t belong with arts and crafts. Spices don’t belong with Tupperware. Make up doesn’t belong with household cleaners. Are you getting my point? It’s a little dramatic, but if you want to organize a space or an area, this tip will help you get started.