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How do you start your new year? Let’s get organized!

Posted: May 17, 2019

Over the next few weeks we will share 23 game-changing tips from real-mom professional organizers from Parents Magazine.
Four professional organizer moms share their secrets for controlling clutter and managing the unique breed of mess that families make.

Stephanie Christopoulos

A mom of an 8-year-old daughter, living in Atlanta. In addition to residential projects, she specializes in relocation services and home-office organization—and does it all with a slow-and-steady approach. 
1. Suffering from kitchen-gadget overload? Use drawer dividers to give your tools a designated home. 
2. Binder clips are great multitaskers. I use them to tie cords together, to organize my headphones in my purse, to close a bag of chips, and more.
3. I use Post-it Notes for everything, especially in the early stages of organizing when I’m putting things into categories. I even write my to-do list on a Post-it and put it by the door to grab when I go out.
4. Establish an out-box for your home. I have a bin by the door; if I need to return something, it goes into the bin. That way it’s contained, I see it, and I don’t forget about it. 
5. Tip: Make a habit of productivity. When you have a minute to kill, instead of checking Instagram, look at your to-do list. (Save it on your phone for easier access!)
Check in next week for more tips!

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