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Organizing Your Home For 2019




Out with the old, in with the new! If you’re ready for a new year and a new you, putting your holiday decorations away once the festivities are over, cleaning thoroughly, and getting organized can get your new year’s resolutions off to a great start. Making sure everything has a place to be put away is the first step to a clean and organized home.


Start the new year off right with our favorite organizing & decluttering tips:


Is it trash?



Look at your kitchen counter, right now. Are there piles of junk mail, discarded jackets, or empty food wrappers or boxes? You may need to go around the house with a trash bag and get rid of the garbage, before you can start to think about implementing an organization system. You don’t have to get a bin for it if it goes in the trash!


What does it do?



To go the truly minimalist route, determine the function of each item before determining whether to keep or toss it. If it’s a knick-knack or bauble that just takes up space and doesn’t provide significant value, it might be time to toss it.


Have you touched it in the last year?



This question is great for determining an item’s usefulness to you. Sure, that pineapple corer that converts into a whisk is cool, but have you ever actually used it? If the answer is no, maybe it’s just taking up space in your kitchen when it doesn’t need to.


Where does it live?



The most important question in the quest to declutter a home is determining where everything goes. If those Batman action figures don’t have a bin to go in, the odds that they will end up strewn all over your kitchen floor increases exponentially. Every item should have a designated storage area. 


Is a new home in your 2019 plans? Contact Move Up America today to find out how we can help you get a fresh start.

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