Organizing
Your Life
True or False?
Organizing is the same as being
neat.
FALSE: Organizing is not about
how a space looks, but how it
functions
True or False?
Organizing is a learnable skill,
not a talent you’re born with.
TRUE: Organizing is a learnable
skill.
True or False?
Organizing is about throwing
things away.
FALSE: You can keep
everything you want and still
get organized.
Organizing Your Room
The #1 Rule of Organization
“A place for everything
and everything in its
place.”
The #2 Rule of Organization
“If you don’t use it,
lose it.”
Quick Sort
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Pull everything out of your closet.
Sort everything from your closet into 4 piles.
If you haven’t worn or used it in a year, it goes
in the TRASH or DONATE pile.
KEEP
MOVE
TRASH
DONATE
Remove 2 Piles From Your
Room
• Remove the trash
• Bag up the items you wish to donate.
Get them out of your room.
TRASH
DONATE
Keep Pile
• Focus only on the KEEP pile.
• Set the MOVE pile outside your room
for now.
KEEP
Sort
• Sort the KEEP pile into themes
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Theme Ideas:
• Dress clothes, casual clothes, slacks, dresses,
etc.
• Colors
• Other theme ideas?
Hang Hangers Backwards
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Hang hangers backwards after sorting, then hang
clothes up normally to see which clothes you
actually wear.
Then after 6 months or a year, you can see which
clothes you have not worn. Get rid of those
clothes.
Find a Place For Other Items
• Sort the MOVE pile.
• Find a specific and logical place for
each item. For example, a toaster
does not belong in your closet.
Purchase Clear Storage
Boxes
Still Not Enough Space?
What if I might need it later?
If you really can't throw things out, put the items
in a box with a destroy date written onto it—
generally about six months from now. If you find
yourself needing to go into it to find something,
put it with the items to keep. Anything left in the
box at the end of the time should be thrown out
or donated.