Julie Morgenstern, author of Time Management from the Inside Out andOrganizing from the Inside Out, has enough credentials to be crowned "The Queen of Organizing."
Julie's Organizing Formula
She also has a formula to help you get rid of clutter.
Sort: Identify what's important to you and group similar items.
Purge: Decide what you can live without and get rid of it (e.g. donations, sales, storage, garbage).
Assign: Decide where the items you keep will go. Remember, make it logical, accessible and safe.
Containerize: Make sure they're sturdy, easy to handle, the right size, and that they look good. The art of containerizing is to do it last, not first.
Equalize: Spend 15 minutes a day to maintain what you've done.
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, March 9, 2014
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