Did You Resolve To Get Organized In 2018? Tips To Help You!


Was one of your 2018 New Year's Resolutions to get organized?  Are you overwhelmed with “stuff” and feel like the only solution is to rent a storage building?
Before you do that, learn organization basics that can be applied to any organization project, from junk drawers,
to your home office, to the garage; this How-To video from Rubbermaid is full of great ideas:

  

 

 

 

 

Now, you are armed with the tools to make organizing your
home easy to do.  Organizing can be fun, and the time spent will reap you rewards with time saved not digging through the clutter when you need to find something!

 

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Comment balloon 39 commentsLisa Von Domek • January 05 2018 12:22PM

Comments

Morning Lisa.

My organization skills are lacking.  My desk looks like a cyclone has blown the paperwork all over the place.  I do however, know where that certain piece of paperwork is.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 1 year ago

Hi Lisa.  I can always use some tips to become more organized.  Thanks.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

James Dray I have to admit that my office is a bit cyclone blown too   Now that the Christmas decorations are put away, my office getting organized once again is the priority this weekend!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I am going to be using these tips myself Gabe Sanders I don't want to let 2018 get away from me with disorganization!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Good morning Lisa. Just went through this with a large storage closet. What a job, but well worth it! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Lisa Von Domek one can never work properly unless there is an organized area to work .... and living at home is the same.....my OCD won't allow clutter or disorganization....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

Problem is, when you have too much stuff to organize, it becomes too hard. Funny thing is, I decided to get rid off 50% of my book collection and promtly loaded up a box last night to donate to my local library. That felt good! Over all though, I am pretty organized.

Posted by Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson, Glad to be of Service (Century 21 Doug Anderson) over 1 year ago

I'm all about organization, Lisa... and my home is in great shape because I tweak all year long. My office is not disorganized, but the papers do pile up.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 1 year ago

Lisa Von Domek Thanks for the organization tips.  I think I need a  big dumpster, not a storage locker.  It's time to down-size the stuff I have been holding onto for what seems like forever.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Hi Lisa,
I love being organized. I'm pretty organized, but I do have too much stuff.  Fortunately, my home has lots of storage, so the things I don't use much are neatly tucked away.  That said, purging and donating is an ongoing effort. Thanks for the post.  Happy New Year!

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 1 year ago

Good morning Lisa - like time management, organization is a matter of priorities.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

I was taking down the Christmas decorations yesterday. And, I cleaned my office from top to bottom. Since my sister likes to read, I am taking her 12 books  and the rest to the library. Really cleaned out drawers and have a few more files to shred.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 1 year ago

Wayne Martin this is my month to be ruthless...closets - here I come!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I have had clutter collecting Barbara Todaro and I am going to banish it before it gets out of control!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Good for you Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson I typically am but the last 6 months or so have gone down hill.  I will be making a number of trips to Goodwill and the Salvation Army with donations over the next several weeks!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Even as "paperless" as I am Nina Hollander isn't it amazing how quickly papers can still pile up?  So frustrating!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I have considered the same Mary Yonkers but I am just going to start making a pile in each room and boxing it up for donations!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Too much closet and storage space has turned against me Carol Williams everything is full (but organized)...it's time for me to purge! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

So very true Grant Schneider and step one - don't make stacks of anything to "get back to"!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

You and I are on the same track Rebecca Gaujot as I took down decorations yesterday as well!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Lisa I do need to get better organized, so thank you for the video.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

I have about 40 signs in my garage from the previous company I worked for. I vow to get them sold or turn them in for scrap metal. I want my garage organized.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Lisa one can never get too organized, without it we have nothing.... handling our animals, working both jobs and being successful with all three, is clearly a sign of organization, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

 A place for everything....knowing what is where is far more efficient than hunting for that "certain something."

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

You are welcome George Souto getting re-organized is a priority of mine this month!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

I took my worn out signs to the scrap metal yard Debbie Reynolds it felt so good to get the garage back in order!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Organization can help keep you sucessful and sane Endre Barath, Jr. and goodness knows I need to stay sane with all of the balls that get juggled daily!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

So true Sally K. & David L. Hanson you can waste a lot of time searching through clutter.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Thank you very much for sharing this video. Have an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

I'm pretty organized as chaos makes me cranky and crazy. Ha. However, I'll take a look at the video - there's always room for improvement. Thanks for sharing it with us, Lisa.  D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago

I have the greatest asset in being supremely organized and it is my wife, Charlene.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago

Lisa, I was preparing a post, and found that same photo, it is perfect for organizing posts.   

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 1 year ago

Love this video - everything seems so simple to do (including the 4 stacks) - it's just getting in there and DOING it!

I just told my husband this morning that we spent time organizing 5 drawers that were driving us both crazy, a few months ago. Those have stayed neat as pins - now we just need to attack a couple more in the new year! Thanks for the tips.

Hope you're having a great Sunday, Lisa!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

You are welcome Roy Kelley I hope that you have had a lovely weekend!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Hello Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I have always been organized, but somehow 2017 seemed to slip into some unwanted chaos.  Changing that before it goes any further!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Joe Pryor you are a lucky, lucky man!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Joan Cox that just proves that great minds think alike my friend!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Isn't it always the same Debe Maxwell, CRS getting the process started is the hardest part!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

Oh, you got that right, Lisa! I only wish I could trust someone else to just do it for me! LOL I'd be afraid they'd throw out something sentimental though! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

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