One Minute Tip: Sorting 101!

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Don't know where to start with that pile of stuff in your bedroom? Fay Wolf is here to help you get started with today's One Minute Tip.

"One of the first steps to an organizing project is setting yourself up with some basic sorting categories. I'm using my favorite sorting bins here (see the link below) but you can use anything. For the belongings you'd like to keep, clear a space to sort like items with other like items. This space can be a cleared-off bed or table (the floor is okay too). Find what categories work for you - just make sure to label them (post-its and sharpies are great for this)...it'll make life a whole lot easier. Plus, if you have to leave the project before finishing, you'll know exactly what everything is when you return to it. Happy de-cluttering!" - Fay

• The Star: Fay Wolf is a singer-songwriter, actor and professional organizer. She's acted on shows like 2 Broke Girls and Bones, and her songs have been heard on shows like Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. Fay's Los Angeles-based company New Order has been organizing lives since 2006, helping creative people deal with both inner and outer clutter. She coaches in-person, by phone, and in group workshops. Learn more via FayWolf.com and follow her on Twitter @faywolf!

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