Happy New Year! Your resolutions should be in full swing and we will start with some easy wins: Decluttering and Getting Organized.

This is the first installment of a four-part mini series.

I know that getting organized can sound like a huge and vast undertaking, so we will break it down into small and manageable tasks that produce immediate results.  You will enjoy the extra space you create as well as the accomplishment of getting it done. Best of all, you start the year with a win and winning begets winning.  Here’s to you!

Start in your closet.  If it doesn’t fit, take it out of your closet.  If you haven’t worn it in a while, take it out of your closet.  If you haven’t worn it in a while and think you may, take it out of your closet.  This goes for shoes, handbags, scarves, wraps and accessories also.

Notice how many empty hangers you have now, and how much space you have in your closet and isn’t that nice.  Basque in that.

Take the stuff you have removed from your closet and sort it into piles.  What doesn’t fit and what you haven’t worn in a while goes in the “part with” pile.  What you haven’t worn but may wear again goes into a separate pile.  Now take a close, honest look.  Are you really likely to wear it again?  If you are, put it back in your closet, if not, put it in the part with pile.

Next, go to your dresser and repeat the process.

Sort your part with pile into what you can consign, give to friends, give to family and donate.  I promise you that what you no longer use will be much appreciated by someone who really wants it or needs it. Decluttering is good for you and for repurposing your belongings with others.

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