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    Home Organization Tips for the New Year

    The new year is a perfect time to get organized.  An organized home is a less chaotic and stressful home, so why not get started today?  As the premier Castlegar movers, we would like to share the following home organization tips for the New Year.

    Make a Plan

    Organizing your home may seem quite overwhelming at first, so start off by making a plan.  In order for your list to be useful try to stick to listing specific tasks rather than general ones.  Specific organizational tasks can include:

    • Organizing the kitchen drawers and refrigerator, instead of organizing the kitchen.
    • Organizing my shoes and my clothing in the closet, instead of organizing the closet.

    A specific plan with specific goals will help you break down and compartmentalize the overall home organizational goal or the New Year’s resolution.


    Use a label maker, use stickers or even masking tape, but make sure that you use labels.  Labels will help you stay accountable for your organization.  By giving each of your items a specific place and naming that place, your labels will serve as a gentle reminder to where your things go.

    Clear the Clutter

    A new year is a great way to make a fresh start.  Take the time to go through your belongings and either recycle or throw out the items that are no longer relevant in your life.  By reducing clutter, you will be creating new space in your home as well as simplifying.  Make sure to be honest with yourself and try to get rid of as much as possible.

    Here’s the Deal:

    In general, if you haven’t used an item in over a year and it is not seasonal, it is probably time to get rid of it.

    File It

    Once you are satisfied with the number of items removed from your home, it is now time to re-organize the remainder of your belongings.  Chances are you have random papers floating around in various drawers and other places in your home.  Take the time to file them so that you can easily locate them when you need to.  Do not forget to provide clear labels for each stack of papers and file new papers as soon as you get them.

    Use the Space

    Instead of moving items from room to room to create space, why not use the space in each room more effectively?  Innovative ways to create more space in any room include:

    • Build shelving units.
    • Use closet organizers or install a medicine cabinet.

    These New Year’s home organizational tips will allow you to enjoy a more stress-free life and may even free up more time in your day for other things.  If you would like tips on home organization or are interested in the many moving services that we offer, please contact us today.

    Happy New Year from Kootenai Moving.