How to Get Organized in the New Year

Do you want to get organized in the New Year?

Since you should be finished running around like crazy trying to get all of your hoilday gifts purchased, there’s no better time than now to get organized in 2014.

Here’s 5 ways to get organized in the New Year, and beyond.

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5 Steps to Get Organized for 2014

Pick one space in your home that you know would make a difference in your life if it were properly organized. Most people’s top choice would be their closets. If you want to tackle getting your closet organized while keeping a weight goal in mind, listen to this.

1. Clear your space

Take everything out of your closet and put it onto your bed. This is the appropriate time to treat yourself to brand new hangers, as staring at new hangers will automatically inspire you to create a new system for yourself.

Related: How to Organize Your Kitchen for Health in 7 Steps

2. Sort into piles

Now that your closet is lined with brand new hangers and all of your clothes are on your bed, start making piles on the floor of your room by items you want to donate or sell (let’s be real – you know what these items are, so don’t waste time debating), items that you wear and look great in, and items that you’re dying to look good in again; yes people these are your skinny clothes!

3. Donate what you can

Take all of the donated or to be sold items and put them into bags, as well as any trash. Take them out of your room and into your car or bring them immediately to a donation center so they’re out of sight and out of mind. Make sure to do this before any organization is even done, that way its less distracting for you.

Yes, you may come across some more items that you realize you want to donate, but don’t worry too much about that, as donation trips can always be made again.

Related: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

4. Start fresh and organized

Now its time to organize for the New Year and the new you. Start putting items back into your closet, by frequency of

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