Get Organized in 2012 – Week 47

Wow! The holidays are around the corner. If you have been maintaining a level of organization in your home, you should feel like this holiday thing is doable. You can add a little at time and make a plan to have the type of holidays you want for your family.

As we round the corner to Thanksgiving – and if you are doing the entertaining – you’ll be busy cleaning and cooking this week. Try to fit in these small maintenance tasks (or get a family member to do them for you).

Week 47

Day 1. Go through your magazine rack. Eliminate anything older than three months. You are going to be busy for the next month or so and won’t have time for much casual reading anyway.

Day 2. Clean off the top of the coffee table. Make it “entertaining ready”. Maybe add some holiday decorations.

Day 3. Declutter a basket or two. You know, all those little things that collect because they have no home of their own. Be brutal. Do you really need it?

Day 4. Clear off the kitchen counter. Make some space to work. Challenge yourself to keep it decluttered for the rest of the week.

Day 5. Now, check out your guest bathroom. Is there anything you can eliminate? Clear away anything unnecessary to make some space.

WooHoo! Much better. Ready to celebrate and be thankful.

If you missed week 46 of Get Organized in 2012, check it out here.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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