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The First Few Days In Your New Home

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The best time to organise your new home is when you move in although it can be a frantic time try to relax & take an organised approach and start off with an orderly existence. Lay the foundations of an organised home life from the first day. Set up dedicated storage areas for every item and make sure everything is accessible and has a permanent place. You can have help from an unpacking service.  A few suggestions for the first few days are

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Home Culling Tips

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  1. When culling, sort your mess – be it toys, books or clothes – into four piles. That means deciding whether it needs to be thrown out, sold or given away, put back where it came from, or stored somewhere else.
  2. Give yourself 5 solid minutes a day to sort.
  3. Fill one garbage & give away one item each day
  4. Try the Hanger Experiment to identify wardrobe pieces to clear out, hang all your clothes with the hangers in the reverse direction. After you wear an item, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct direction. After six months, you’ll have a clear picture of which clothes you can easily discard.
  5. Make a list of places/areas in your home to declutter beginning with the easiest.
  6. Take the 12-12-12 Challenge: A simple task of locating 12 items to throw away, 12 items to donate, and 12 items keep.
  7. Challenge yourself to live with less and see what you learn from the experiment.
  8. Purchase storage boxes to fit under bed & on top of cupboards.
  9. Use folders for papers & zip lock bags for small items
  10. Hire “pod type” storage for decluttering when selling your house.

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