Organize to be Thankful for
1. Thankful for the memories. If you save items because of the joy they bring you, rather than utilitarian function, display them in a manner that keeps the objects from cluttering your home but are still visible. The above items are placed in a box that is the same size as the table and then covered with glass so the items are visible and the table is still functional.
2. Thankful for the unused space behind the sofa that allows more storage space. In general, there are many places in the home that are often overlooked or are spaces we would not ordinarily think we can use. The accent table behind the couch allows for more space to place items you would want when you're on the couch or passing by it.
3. Thankful to those that help us keep our home comfortable and clutter-free. Whether friends or family, at one point another person has helped us keep our home organized. It helps to assign chores or write "to-do" lists to be checked off daily to ensure that no task is forgotten.
4. Thankful for inventions made for people who can't help but forget something when rushing out the front door.
5. Thankful for visual people who create fun ways to stay organized. I like the interactive aspect this wall (literally)-calendar brings to the user. Not only does the calendar create an entertaining and visually appealing way to keep track of monthly events, but it also encourages use of the calendar and helps with time management.
6. Thankful to park your car in the garage. It's not uncommon for the garage to become an extension of your house rather than a place to park your vehicles. If it is necessary to store items, do so in an organized fashion. Utilize wall space to help.
7. Thankful for hidden storage. Furniture that doubles as storage is becoming increasingly easier to find, although, it is not hard to create a cluttered "junk" pile in hidden storage spaces because no one sees it..
8. Thankful for pets who understand if creating more walking space means placing their food bowls on the bottom of a cabinet drawer. They still love us. Though pets may dirty your home, they inspire creative solutions to help us live in organization.
9. Thankful for closet space. Closets can be turned into a mud room, office, reading room, storage center...basically a closet can be anything you want it to be! If there is a closet in your home or office that is being fully used, use the closet to create a productive space.
10. Thankful FOR YOU. Throughout my career I have been fortunate to have an incredibly diverse and unique clientele that inspires me in the work that I do. I am grateful for my clients, colleagues, friends, family, followers for supporting the work I do to help others. I'm especially thankful for the Clear Path team: Toni Dee, Linda Keough, Mary Pegler, and Kimberly Purcell.
I look forward to an exciting 2014 with you!
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