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How To Organize Your Home On Any Budget

How To Organize Your Home On Any Budget.

Fasten your seatbelts because this is one life lesson you are not going to want to miss.  An organizing budget just for you.  Are you ready?

Organizing doesn’t have to cost you a penny.

Yup. budget

Baskets might be an organizer’s best friend but they aren’t always needed.  (We’re addicted….)

Your sock drawer doesn’t need a divider or basket. You could just, gasp, pair your socks or roll them. Or not. Organizing is less about buying stuff to put stuff in and more about using the space you have wisely. Grouping like items together.

Which is free.

You’ve been lied to.

I know, it’s hard to take in at once. The delights of the container store aren’t for everyone?! How to wrap our brains around this? (hear this written in a mild tone of sarcasm) Your bank account is giving me a standing ovation.

Let’s start in a room that we all hopefully use. The kitchen.

It makes perfect sense to put all the plates, stacked together in one place, yes? You just organized the plates. Have more than one style of plates? More than one size? Easy, keep them in the same cabinet or put some away for seasonal use. You know how to do this. Funny, we could call this budgeting plates. budget

Spices are another item we just automatically group together. (If you don’t, please call for help immediately – we can improve the functionality of your kitchen quickly!)

Now that I’ve lead you down the path of

ORGANIZING CAN BE COMPLETELY FREE,

I need to backtrack a tiny bit. Often times we use tools like baskets and dividers to save us time. Time is often far more valuable than money. You can always make more money but you can’t make more time.  Ah yes, back to the budget.

Rolling your socks into tiny sushi rolls, then putting them away in a color graded rainbow is beautiful – and most likely an utter waste of your time. Putting your socks together and tossing them into a drawer divider is super easy. Time-saving and still completely organized.

Facing a room that overwhelms you is not something you want to do alone. Which makes hiring an organizer priceless. You gain, insight, tips, and courage all while saving time. Which remember is the most valuable commodity we have.

Ultimately, organizing starts in our minds first, then our spaces. Our minds need to be set free and taught patterns of thinking to be organized. Which if you’ve ever tried to teach yourself you’ve seen that it helps to have accountability.

So, the next time you face an organizing project, ask yourself the cost in time before you look at the price of baskets. You’ll probably stick to your budget best by planning to have help if it’s a big project, and doing it for free if it’s a simple dresser makeover. budget


Suzanna Kaye is a professional organizer and owner of Spark! Organizing, LLC.Suzanna

She has special experience with organization for office, financial, ADD/ADHD, elderly, disabled, overwhelmed and special needs. With the belief that cluttered people are some of the most creative and interesting people she knows, she loves working with her clients in a supportive and loving environment. For more information about Suzanna visit our about us page, email info@SparkOrganizing.com or call 321-234-5499


2 thoughts on “How To Organize Your Home On Any Budget”

  1. Sabrina M Quairoli

    I agree. Time is truly important when determining if a project is worth doing in a particular way. Perfection isn’t necessary. There are many systems that don’t look pretty but are quite effective. Taking the time to think about the easiest and most effective way to get a project organized is important, but don’t take too much time or the project will get too big. 🙂

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