Tips From an Organization Expert
This organization expert dishes on what it takes to keep your home (and your life) cleared of unwanted clutter.
JW: One of the best ways to stay organized is to put things away after you use them. Do this as you go, and you will save yourself so much work later. In addition, before you go to sleep each night, take 10 to 15 minutes to straighten up and prepare for the next day. Put stray toys back into their containers, wash or put dirty dishes into the dishwasher, and pick up clothes, books, and magazines.
A great goal is to clear the surfaces (the floor, tables and desktops, countertops) of your home before you go to bed. Waking up to an orderly, stress-free situation can set the tone for your entire day.