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New Year's Resolution: Declutter & Organize Your Space

Whether you're preparing for an upcoming move or have simply made it your new year's resolution, it's always a good time to declutter your home. We're sharing with you the best organization hacks from the Queen of Clean, Marie Kondo. Get to it - your future self will thank you!

Tidy by categories, not location

The categories are: clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and sentimental items. Print out a free "KonMari method checklist" that is easy for you to follow (they can get pretty detailed). Gather everything in each category, get rid of the 'junk', put back the other items in their place, and move on to the next category.

Discard first, store / organize later

By gathering everything together by categories, going through a big purge of items you don't need, it allows you to see every item that you own and where it’s located. It'll be easier to organize your stuff once you have less of it.

Give every item a home

Keep similar items together when storing them. Giving each item a home means there should only be one place for you to look for it. After using each item, always put it back to where it belongs.

Store things so that you can see them

When you store things, try to make all items as visible as possible. If they do go in a box, make sure to label in detail. The idea is to easily see what you own so you avoid buying something you already had.

If you're looking for some motivation and inspiration to get on the declutter train, check out r/declutter. Good luck and happy organizing!