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Containers Last

To choose organizing systems that are actually going to keep you organized, you must first decide on the QUANTITY of items you’re going to keep. This approach makes me a bit of a spoil-sport with my new clients. They’re excited about the prospect of organizing and it starts with the question: ”Ooh, what containers do you recommend I buy?” I advise them that these recommendations will come later once we’ve determined the amount of items they’re keeping. The most common problem I find with buying a container first is that they tend to be too small.  Before choosing containers for organizing systems, I use cardboard banker boxes as sorting tools.  One of these boxes is always dedicated to “keepsakes” and it is common for a client to inform me “Oh, I’ve already got one of those.”  They then produce a tattered shoebox bursting at the seams.  Not only is this box inadequate for its current contents, but there’s no way it’s going to contain the three banker boxes of keepsakes we’ve collected, let alone the new keepsakes that will come […]

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