We started by clearing the floor first and then tackled the furniture surfaces. Now the winner has a place for dress-up/grooming and space on her desk for arts and crafts projects and homework.
- Clear the floor first. It is easier to organize a space when you can walk through it easily without having to navigate through stuff.
- Move and organize in a continuous direction from either left to right, or right to left. Don’t skip over items. Make a decision about each item.
- Put the items you are keeping in groups of ‘like’ items.
- You can decide how best to store the items and where to locate them in the room once you know how many items you have in each group.
Photo credits: © Paula Berman Organizing