9 Organizing Mistakes to Avoid, Mistake #5

Save yourself time and money by avoiding mistake #5.

Mistake #5:  Purchasing containers before you begin organizing.  Let’s face it, it’s fun to shop for cute containers or buy them when they are on sale.  Most  of us have a stack of empty containers somewhere in our home, waiting to be put to use.  We thought it was a good idea to purchase the containers but once home could not decide what to contain.  You are not alone if this has happened to you.

Solution #5: Sort and purge before purchasing containers.   You may discover you need fewer containers since you have less stuff or you have created empty containers, while sorting and purging, that will then be available for reuse.  Now it’s time to determine whether you need  containersShop at home for containers before heading to the store.  If you need to buy containers, be sure to measure the space so you buy the correct size.

Next time you need a container, look around your closets and basements.  You may find just what you need.

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