We always here that we need to see what we love doing, what we’re best at, and pursue that as a career. How many of us do, though?
Shereen Shawky did.
Originally an accountant and voice and accent trainer, Shereen turned one unlikely talent into a prospering business. Neat and organized since she was a child, she got her professional organizing certificate from the International Association of Professional Organizers and set out to advise people on what to do to better organize their homes and spaces. God knows, most of us need a lot more organizing in our lives! She is also preparing for her first Organizing Seminar coming up on September 17th.
Through her business, Shereen offers training, online consultations as well as home visit consultations, and you can reach her through her Facebook page.
Below are 10 tips and tricks from Shereen on how to easily make your home tidier and organized.
1. One of the quickest ways to feel instant organization around you is to make your bed as soon as you get up. It clears around 70% of your room’s clutter. If you find this too much of a hassle then it’s probably time to change your bed cover for a more practical one. Side note: quilts with quilt covers are great for kids’ rooms, because they are bright, fun and easy!
2. When reorganizing your wardrobe or changing your seasonal clothes, hang them with the hangers’ heads facing outside. Then, every time you wear something, put it back facing the other way. By the end of the season, you’ll be able to easily recognize things you don’t wear and can take action by donating, recycling or disposing of them in any other way. This will reorganize your wardrobe over time, and with minimal to no effort.
3. Keep your kitchen counter-tops clean and clear. Don’t clutter them with utensils, machines or even personal items. Not only will this give you the general feeling of organization and cleanliness, but it will also give you more room to work.
4. Organizing and tidying up is NOT just the mom’s job and should be done on a regular basis. Engage all family members in the home’s organizing system. One way to do this is to use labels that identify what goes where to help all member of the house put everything back in its place.
5. Keep your children’s toys in floor-organizers that are easy for them to access. This helps teach them to return their toys back once they’re done playing with them.
6. Everything at home needs enough room to breathe. If your stuff is cluttered over each other or your clothes don’t have enough space, this is your cue that things need to be rearranged for more space.
7. Vertical organizers, like shelves and hooks, save a lot of space and help keep floors clean and clutter-free.
8. Corners are also perfect. Use vertical storage in them for freer space and easier access.
9. New moms, keep your baby’s stuff organized in boxes on the changing table. This makes them close enough for you to access with one hand while holding your baby with the other.
10. Boxes can be useful organizers, but don’t misuse them by turning them into the equivalent of cluttered drawers. Things should be well displayed in boxes. If you can’t see/access them properly, it’s time some things found a new box.
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