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Our social worker is available to assist you through these situations and more. Many times we just need someone to listen and provide options. Our approach is to empower you. We would like to provide options for each situation and assist you as much as you need to find a resolution.
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From the Horizon:
Happy April! As a continuation of last month’s Horizon Article, let’s look at some other decluttering tips and tricks to help get organized and remain safe in our home. Getting more organized is something many of us can say for certain is a must needed thing. I know I am always looking for ways to get better organized. Here are some tips to hopefully help:
Start with one room
- Decluttering and organization can be a bit overwhelming when looking at the whole house. Starting with one room allows time to focus on those items least needed in that one area. This can be done one room a week and before you know it the whole house will be done.
Make piles: Keep, throw out, and donate/give away, and possibly a maybe pile
- While decluttering and organizing a room, place items into piles so you know what items are going where. If you are uncertain about an item, place it in the maybe pile. Once you are done with the room, revisit the maybe pile and ask yourself “have I used this in the last 6 months or year?”, if the answer is no, you know you can place it into a different pile.
Unused items in a room
- Place these items into a box or tote and set it aside. After 90 days if you haven’t needed any of the items in the box/tote, that is a sign that you can do without them. You can now decide if you want to throw it all away, donate, or give it all away. This is a great strategy that I have even used to help me with letting things go.
- When decluttering and organizing you may find that you have more than one of a particular item. Some items that are prone to be duplicates (or an excess amount of) are things like mugs, cookware, pens/pencils, bags, hats, and other items like this. Getting rid of some of these items will only help the decluttering and organizing process.
- Using baskets or bins that can easily be stored on a shelf can organize remotes, soaps, shoes, hats, or anything small that doesn’t necessarily have an identified space. Create a space for incoming items such as mail and packages. Going through these things right away can help to keep things decluttered and organized as well.
Remember, take your time and keep the end goal in mind: a safer and less cluttered living space.