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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized Fast-Track by Cynthia Ewer

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Assigning Household Real Estate

On the day you moved into your home, with boxes stacked high and your possessions strewn about, the goal was likely to get items put away as quickly as possible. Years later, these items may still be squatting in the place where they landed way back then, efficient or not.

For an organized home, you need to assign space in a deliberate and conscious manner. Setting up supportive spaces takes a bit of thought and may require rethinking ideas about storage. A well-thought-out plan to allocate household real estate puts your space to work for you so that it functions efficiently.

To get started, you’ll need to know:

  What activities each space hosts

  What items and equipment are needed

  What storage options ...

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