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Top 3 Organizing Missteps

November 06, 20231 min read

JULY 1, 2020

Top 3 Organizing Missteps

Are you organizing your home and worried you’re not doing it right? These are the top 3 organizing mistakes to avoid when giving your home a refresh!

1. Biting off More Than You Can Chew

If you are wanting to get your home or office organized, don't go big! Start small. Try a drawer, a shelf or a section of your pantry. Build confidence in the process, then try a little bigger space. You don’t have to do everything at once! Tackle one project at a time and remember that it takes a lot of time to curate a home that is organized with everything in its space.

2. Buying Containers Before You Start

Wait! I know the stores are full of really cute, fun containers but hold your horses! Wait until you have edited through your things and take an inventory of what needs to be contained. This will determine the quantity, style and shape of container you really need.

3. Not Labeling

It seems extra but if you label your containers or shelves, then everyone in your house will know where things go. No excuses! Label makers are great for uniformity but if you want to be more creative, use your printer or artistic skills and go with free style.

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Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients.

Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

Karen Swart

Karen has been a professional organizer in Kansas City since 2015. With her experience in sales & marketing, complemented by a lifelong side gig as a fitness instructor, she discovered that maintaining organization is her method of cultivating tranquility in her life and thoughts. Her frequent family relocations were managed with ease thanks to her organizational prowess, a talent she now imparts to her clients. Karen's enthusiasm is rooted in devising systems, overseeing projects, and utilizing her meticulous attention to detail to craft spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. As her enterprise flourishes, so does her team—comprising only the most professional, efficient, and discreet organizers. She's selective, ensuring her team exemplifies their high standard of service. For her, organization transcends the mere purchase of attractive storage solutions; it's about equipping individuals with the means to alter their habits and revolutionize their lives.

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