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  • Writer's pictureJonda Beattie

Spare Bedroom – Place for Guests or Dumping Spot?

I use a zone plan to organize and declutter my home. In January, I tackled the office zone and in February, I follow up with the spare bedroom zone. This makes sense in my home because the spare bedroom is used as offsite storage for my office. While cleaning out files in my office, some of the files end up dumped on the dresser in that spare bedroom. Now this area looks cluttered to me and demands attention.

My spare bedroom is also used as a place for guests to stay, a location to store my memorabilia, and storage for some off season or rarely worn clothing. My vision for this room is to have an open and inviting space for guests. I also want to have all items stored in this location easily accessible.

During this month I will clean out and reorganize the closet. Files will be updated and some truly archival files will head for the attic. I will toss out items that I have saved but now feel I do not need or love. I will clean out every drawer in the dresser and designate zones within the drawers so that each drawer has its purpose. All of this activity will open up space for any new items.

By the end of the month, I will have this spare bedroom matching my vision for the upcoming year. I will celebrate by putting fresh flowers on the dresser.

For help in setting up your zones, purchase my workbook – From Vision to Victory: A Workbook For Finding a Simple Path to an Organized Home (http://wwwtimespaceorgcom/order_bookphp) Also watch for a newsletter telling about upcoming teleclasses on zoning and organizing your home.

Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer

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