Guest Blog by Monique!


May 15th, 2016

Hello Couple Wellness Peeps!

So we have our Environmental Wellness workshop coming June 5th!  (The day after my birthday, I may add!).  We have two amazing experts coming- a Feng Shui expert and a Professional Organizer.

Monique Steele, our Professional Organizer, sent me some amazing tips in anticipation of our workshop, and I thought I’d share them as a guest blog post here.

Here’s what Monique has to say about organizing your space!

OFFICE

Categorize. Organize your office into categories, placing like items together. By doing this, your office will become more functional. For example, look in your mail drawer next time you need stamps.

Common Categories:

Stickies (sticky notes, tabs, stickers, etc.)
Tools (straight cutter, staple, staple remover, hole puncher)
Budget (checkbook, calculator, bill calendar)
Writing Tools (markers, pens, pencils)
Mail (envelopes, stamps, address labels)
Labeling (labeler and label tape)
Purge Paper. It’s easy to let papers pile up in your home office. Get control of the clutter before it takes over your space. Go through every piece of paper in your office by using the System of Three: shred/toss it, file it or take action from it. File your important paperwork in a color-coded filing system.

Utilize Wall Space. This is often the one step people miss when organizing their office. Use your wall space to hang filing systems, calendars, whiteboards, shelving and more. There is so much more space available when you go vertical.

HOME

Never lose (or sort!) socks again.
Get each family member a mesh lingerie bag and ask them to fill it with their dirty socks. Run the bag through washer and dryer then place each family member’s lingerie bag in their clothing pile to put away. With this trick, you can forget sorting, folding, or leaving a stray sock in the dryer.

Simplify linen storage.
Store folded sheet sets inside a pillowcase and you’ll never have to guess if that fitted sheet works on the queen- or king-sized bed again.

When in doubt, try a tray.
Sometimes it only takes the power of suggestion to make you a bit neater. A well-placed tray might be just the hint you need to keep things in order, and appears tidy even if its contents are in disarray. Keep a serving tray in your home office to collect papers and keep supplies organized. It’s perfect for clearing extra space quickly and adds a pretty touch to what can be a dull spot.

OTHER TIPS:
Assign specific living quarters to everything you own. Put things where they work for you: vitamins by the juice glasses, coat hooks in the garage next to the car.
Whenever you run across anything empty, ripped, the wrong size or never used, immediately toss it in the trash or a charity box.

 

Thanks for your amazing tips Monique!!

Readers, enjoy and have fun organizing your space!

Be Well,

Melissa  :)