We loved SarahC's post yesterday on Organizing: Are You A Hider Or A Seeker? AT readers were definitely divided evenly with their preferences but one thing seemed to ring true for both parties. Seekers that would like to be hiders or those that are already hiders have trouble once they've stored their belongings--they can't remember what they've stored. We have a few tips on successful ways to become a hider after the jump...We love storing things out of sight but from previous experience we agree with the mentality that if it's out of sight, it's out of mind. But we love having a clutter free space--so how do we cope?
For starters, it's super important that you assess what you use on a daily basis. Take your desk, for example. Go through each item and ask yourself, do I need this? Do I use this item daily? Does the item serve my goals for the space? The items you use all the time need a place up front and center (even if they are contained with a label). Items that you don't use regularly or that don't serve the vision you have for the space, should be stored elsewhere.
For the items you have to store elsewhere, it's important that you remember what you've stored. Otherwise you're likely to look in a multitude of places, or worse, re-buy that item (with both results leaving you frustrated).
How do you remember what and where you've stored items?
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[Image from House Tour: Ofer's Clutter Free Home]