GIT Podcast #001 – How To Organize Your Home: 5 Steps To Get You Started

GIT Podcast #001 – How To Organize Your Home: 5 Steps To Get You Started


So one of your goals this year is to get organized. That’s a great goal! When you are organized you can be much more productive in life. But the problem you are running into is how to get started. Have no fear I got you covered. Let me share with you some initial steps to getting organized.

Step 1: Begin with the clutter that you see everyday. This can be your kitchen, livingroom, garage or hallway closet. Once you declutter one of these areas you will be motivated to do other areas and keep the process going.

Step 2: Give a home to everything in your house. By having a place to put things back it makes it easier for your family members and you to put things where they belong without getting lazy and leaving it where it lies. And when you are assigning a home to everything make sure that you have the proper storage for those items.

Step 3: Use hooks. Put hooks at your front entrance so that you can hang your keys and purse there. You will always know where these things are and not running around the house looking for them.

Step 4: Set up a basket for incoming mail. Mail is still the biggest bugaboo for many people. There are many ways to stop incoming junk mail, but for what you do get you need to have a designated spot for it all when it comes in. Don’t walk mail around the house. When you get it you should take the time right then and there to make a decision of what to do with it. Should it be filed, should it be tossed, should it be shredded, or do you need to reply or do something with the information inside. Making these decisions right then and there will help to keep the paper mail monster at bay.

Step 5: Get rid of no longer wanted or needed things. Go through expired coupons, old magazines, old medicines. All of these things are taking up valuable space. Don’t fall for the “I’m going to read it someday” syndrome when it comes to magazines.

Taking these simple steps will help you to begin the process of organizing. Remember it doesn’t all have to be done in a weekend, but small changes here and there do add up. So don’t get discouraged on your journey to a more organized home. An organized home helps you to have a peaceful and uncluttered mind. Until next time…

Ask The Organizer

Ask The Organizer

Ask Samantha the OrganizerDo you have burning organizing questions that you would like to ask a professional organizer? Would you like to learn how to set up systems to get organized? Do you have a organizing problem that you would like a solution to? If you have answered yes to some or all of these questions then my Ask The Organizer page at is the place for you.

The Ask The Organizer page at is for the public to ask me any organizing questions you may have. I will do my best to answer what you ask me. And the great part about it other organizers and the general public can post comments to answer your question also.

This is a great way to help and be helped. You are not the only one struggling to get organized and you will see that others have the same troubles. Together we can conquer clutter and lead a more organized life.

So head on over to to ask your organizing questions and to help and be helped. I look forward to answering your burning organizing questions.