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Organize your home Ottawa

organization tips & tricks

the “one touch” rule

When you use/touch something put it in its proper place the first time you put it down rather than setting it aside "for later".  This prevents a build up in “junk drawers” or pile-ups of papers on your desk, or clutter on your kitchen counter.

create a routine

Daily – wash dishes, wipe down kitchen counter and sink, sweep kitchen floors, tidy the living room.

Weekly – clean out the fridge, do laundry, vacuum carpeted areas, wipe down bathrooms.

spend 15 minutes a day

By dedicating only 15 minutes a day sorting through office papers, closets, your basement or your garage- you will be making a significant dent in your “never ending” build up and feel less overwhelmed about maintaining a sense of order and serenity in your home.  

reduce, re-use, recycle

Donate anything that you haven't worn in a year. Download our helpful donations list here.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Program

They accept new and gently used renovation and building materials, as well as home décor items.

purging: assessing the value of your “stuff"

By comparing the FUNCTIONAL value of an item to its EMOTIONAL value you can alleviate the “Do I keep this or get rid of it” frustration.

Personal belongings fall into one of four categories:

  • Keepsakes (high emotional value/low functional value),
  • Tools (high functional value/low emotional value),
  • Prized Possessions (high emotional/ high functional value),
  • Junk (low emotional value/low functional value). 

Guidelines for keeping legal documents

Tax Return Records -10 years
Utility Bills – 1 year
Pay Stubs – 1 year
Medical Records & Bills – 5 years
Insurance records – 5 years

selling your home?

  • 80% of your kitchen & bathroom countertop should be kept clear to create a larger, cleaner space
  • Keep your fireplace mantel de-cluttered by displaying a maximum of two-three decorative items

 

 

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