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It may be old fashioned, out of style, but never outdated; Grandma always had an organized home.

You may have heard her mutter the phrase: everything has a place and everything is kept in its place.

This was true then and most importantly true today!

Most of what our grandmothers did to get and stay organized was handed down from generation to generation and was based on the notion of good common sense. We were taught to believe we did not need an overabundance of stuff in our world to make us happy, but instead relished and cared for this tings we owned with respect and value. This holds as a true tradition today as it did then.

Practice putting things away when you’re done and avoid over complicating your life with needless gadgets and gizmos will lead to a simpler more satisfying lifestyle, which is easy to maintain.

Downsizing is the key to de-cluttering and it’s not hard to do. Clutter accumulates to fill the space you allow it. Purge and eliminate those things that serve no purpose and move the remaining odds and ends into the smallest drawer or cabinet of a room and keep them in small storage containers to prevent them from overtaking your counters and closets.

Begin by taking an old look for a new way to come up with some smarter storage systems.

Identify clutter hot spots and explore opportunities for improvement. Do things pileup in this area because they don’t have an assigned “home”. Designate where things should be kept for easy access and most importantly to know where to put them away.

Save space by purchasing only what you need when you need it. It may be a bargain to buy the big bulky pack of bathroom paper, but do you really have the space to store it and are you that afraid of running out?

Lastly, have you ever noticed Grandma always knew what needed to be done and when? She avoided procrastination and attended to tasks and activities in a timely manner.  This simple system alone will provide you the structure to keep an organized home.

Grandmotherly advice will work wonders for organizing your home without the need to reinvent the wheel.

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