Sure, you could sell that item on eBay…iStock/fotostorm
…but are you interested in finishing your organizing project or starting a new career hocking used stuff? Unless you sell online all the time or need the money, I recommend just giving things away so you can move on.
Watch out for flat surfaces…iStock/OJO_Images
…which can quickly become drop zones for clutter. When my clients have a dining table that is always getting covered with junk, I’ll have them clear it off, put a flower arrangement in the middle, and set it with place settings. That usually prevents them from parking stuff there. Try these genius tricks for decluttering flat surfaces.
Anything that needs to go somewhere should be in your car…iStock/peplow
…not in your house. Keep your coupons there in a clear folder so you have them if you need them. Get an errand basket to hold items that need to be returned. Use crates to store kids’ toys and emergency supplies. Also, a car trash bag is a simple thing—get one! Check out these other organization hacks pros use to keep their homes tidy.