3 steps for lasting organization

Written by: Amy Howell Hirt

It doesn't take much for our homes to descend into disorganization. With schedules and storage bursting at the seams, one day's unopened mail becomes a permanent pile of paperwork. An entryway or tabletop becomes a daily dumping ground. Or a few new holiday decorations become basement clutter.

But before you resign yourself to a life of domestic mayhem, consider this: In just three steps, you can restore the order. Using these tips from members of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), you can create a system that will keep your home organized—no matter what life brings.

Resources: California Closets; Custom Wood Creations; Discover Organizing Inc.; J.S. Brown & Co.; National Association of Professional Organizers; ShelfGenie; Susan's Organizing Solutions; Transformare Organizing Services

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