Best organizing tips/worst mistakes
I'm a lurker here, read a lot but rarely post on this forum. I love to organize (I know - some of you think I'm sick LOL).
Anyway - on another forum I read they have a thread going in which they've listed their best and worst organizing aids. I thought that would be a great thing here - especially for anyone just really starting to organize.
For me it's to do it in small doses, like 15 minutes, or a drawer at a time. And to clean it up when I'm done with that one before moving on. Because I actually enjoy organizing I can get very involved and then burn myself out easily. At the end I've usually made a giant mess that I'm too tired to clean up. If I do one drawer at a time and clean up after I can pace myself a lot better.
The worst thing for me is that I keep buying tools to organize, boxes and bins and baskets. I'm always searching for that perfect thing. At the moment I am slowly working on my scrapbook room and I have 1/2 an armoir full of empty containers! One's that just don't work for me. I hate tossing them too LOL. I need to though - makes no logical sense to organize empty containers!
What are your favorite tips, tools etc. Mistakes others can learn from?