Meryl Streep has been quoted as saying, “The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.” This quote brings home a few different things. First of all, as any mother will tell you, bringing up kids is a difficult but rewarding job. Secondly, if you want your new home in Visalia CA home to be neat and tidy, you pretty much have to do everything yourself.
You can hire a cleaning lady and they’ll clean up all your surfaces, leaving your home sparkling. However, they’re not necessarily going to know what to do with your paperwork and your important documents. They may not realize which clothes have to be hand-washed and which can go in the washer. They may hang up things in the closet which you would prefer to keep in a chest of drawers. So if you want to get organized and avoid clutter in your new home, here are a few tips:
Everyone knows the basics about having a clutter-free home. You need to throw away the things that you don’t use and reorganize the things that you do use in an attractive, useful way. Here’s a great video from Real Simple magazine’s Stephanie Sisco, also featured on the Today Show, that tells you how to go about organizing your entire home.
She suggests going room by room and focusing on one area at a time. For example, Read the rest of this entry »