Organizing Tip #20

• 29 December 2008

























...in light of the current recession...

When you feel the urge to impulse buy, go organize a drawer, closet, cupboard, etc. instead.


For whatever reason, using our energy in this way causes some real thinking to occur. After the 30 minute project is completed, you'll find that you've either:

1. talked yourself out of the impulse buy

2. realized you already have it, you just didn't know it :)

3. that you do need it after all and that ridding yourself of unnecessary things (whether by donation or Craigslist) created a space for a new purchase

In no time at all your home will be in better shape, you'll feel like you've utilized your time more wisely, and you'll feel see a new level of productivity emerge. It's a win-win in my book. When your purchases are thoughtful, you'll avoid the whole return/exchange process (which eats up time, gas $, etc.) and enjoy them more because of all the closets/drawers/cupboards you've organized in the meantime :)

Caveat: Let it be known...I like a good deal like anyone, and I'll continue to post about them when I spot them, but there is a time and a place for everything...right?


You can view more easy organizing tips here.


image via Henry Art Gallery blog


4 comments:

Joyce said...

This is a great tip! I'm sometimes guilty of this. Thanks for the reminder.

Leslie said...

I love this one...

I've got another tip. I just sold a bunch of clothes (oh how I'm lamenting my pre-baby body) to Plato's Closet. $150 later I'm not as sad about losing my beautiful wardrobe that no longer fits, but is taking up too much space.

another amy said...

I love this tip. I'm itching to do the post-Christmas purge.

Joslyn said...

perfection. i am doing this. for. sure.

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