Donna Smalin gives us some easy and simple organizing tips in her book “The One-Minute Organizer”. If you have too much stuff, getting a bigger house or apartment is not the solution!
– Accept that you can’t control life by holding on to things. The secret is to let it go.
– Decide to have a “giving away” party for inherited estate items. Invite family and friends to tag items they would like to take. Donate any untagged items after the party.
– What’s the point of keeping memorabilia in storage? No one can enjoy it there. Look for ways to display, and even use, cherished items.
– We often hold on to things we no longer use because we paid “good money” for them. But what is the value of a designer suit that just hangs in your closet, getting older and dustier every year? Zero. Donate that suit and it can be worth $30.000 a year to the woman who wears it to an interview and gets the job.