We are humming right along with our organizing project, right? Started small, following the steps, and making steady, sustainable progress. Way to go!
This week we talk about Containerizing. Usually everyone's favorite! The previous 3 steps -Sort, Purge, Assign - help us determine exactly WHAT we are putting in the container. We are keeping what we need, use and love only. What goes into the container helps us choose the right size and intention.
Look at what you've decided to keep, and where you are going to keep it. What kind of container does it need? Do you have something around the house you can repurpose? Feel free to check out the We Love Messes Pinterest board on Repurposing. For example, when organizing lids to Rubbermaid/Tupperware/etc in the kitchen use one of the larger containers to corral the lids. You can even go to the length of organizing them by size and shape (this never lasts long at my house, but it's kind of fun to do it).
When purchasing Containers be purposeful. Measure both the contents (sometimes just by approximation) and the space the container needs to fit in. Nothing is more frustrating than purchasing something that doesn't fit and has to be returned. An added benefits of Containerizing is it becomes a clear guideline for how much we keep of an item. Instead of adding more and overfilling our containers, take the time to choose the best, or the favorites, and let the rest go.
Lastly, LABEL LABEL LABEL your containers!
What's your favorite item to repurpose? What's the most unique use for a repurposed item you've seen or done? Please share below!
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Tammy Schotzko is a Certified Professional Organizer who