But as the saying goes, “the longest journey begins with the first step.”   

Getting Started

If you’re looking at the forest as a whole, you will get overwhelmed with all of the trees. But by selecting one tree (or task) at a time, you will be surprised how quickly you make progress!

Begin with deciding what you will need in your new space. Whether you are moving to a smaller place or trying to update your existing home, now is the time to truly weigh how necessary “things” are.

Be Creative

The best storage and organization solutions are frequently discovered when you realize that you don’t always have to follow the rules. Many products are available for storing things, like packed lunches or pairs of shoes. But what if you tried these storage containers for something new? 

That compartmentalized lunch box also makes a great drawer organizer for your makeup or toiletries in your bathroom. That over-the-door shoe organizer? Try putting one on the inside of your coat closet for storing scarves, gloves and umbrellas. Or even better, those shoe organizers make great see-through storage on the inside of your linen closet door. It’s a great way to store medicines and extra supplies, such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste.

When decluttering and organizing, especially when preparing for a move into a senior living community, always keep your end-goal in mind. You want your space to feel tidy, clean and cozy.  Make organization a priority, and you’ll be surprised how quickly you settle in to your newly defined home!

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