Get yourself organized

Published On: Feb 04 2013 07:16:11 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 04 2013 05:40:00 AM EST

The New Year gives you a fresh start to get to things you may have neglected. Getting organized is one of those things that takes a bit of work but can pay off instantly in peace of mind and satisfaction.

You won’t have to scramble to find your keys in the morning or track down that tool you used months ago but can’t find now. There’s no shame in being unorganized – few of us are! 

Highly rated service providers tell us the most disorganized areas of the home are bedrooms, closets, and garages. The biggest contributor to clutter and disorganization? Anything on paper.

Organize your bedroom:

 

Organize your closet:

Can’t decide what to purge and what to keep: At the beginning of the year face all your hangers in the same direction. Once you wear an item and return it to your closet, turn the hanger in the opposite direction. At the end of the season or year get rid of any clothing where the hanger is still facing the original way.

Organize your papers:

 

Organize your kitchen/pantry:

 

Organize your Garage:

 

However you decide to organize make sure you first determine how you want the space to be used and how you can maintain it once it’s organized.

No task is too small or large for a professional organizer, so ask for help if you’re uncertain about how to begin or what to do to best use your space within your budget and capabilities.  An organizer can do as little as pointing you in the right direction to helping you sort and re-store your belongings.

Angie's List tips to find the right professional organizer for you: