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4 Questions to Ask Before Organizing Your Space

Achieve a neat room with these reminders

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Photography: Dairy Darilag

Have you ever done a general cleaning then realized after that you discarded something important? Before you go all out on your cleaning and organizing, you need to take note of a few important things! Keep in mind these questions that will surely come in handy:

Sittings Editor: Dagny Madamba. Shot on location at Kubular.

Are you ready to give away some stuff?

Cleaning is not always about throwing things away! See if there are items that are still in good condition that you can give away to friends. You need to be sure that you are ready to let go of these things, though! While it's nice to keep things in order, you also need to allot some space for new things that you will acquire over time.

Do you have enough time?

Set a schedule for cleaning and organizing. This will help you make the most of your time without feeling exhausted afterwards. You can also work on room per weekend so you have something to look forward to. 

When was the last time I used this?

If you want to declutter your closet ask yourself: “When was the last time I wore this dress or used this piece?" If your clothes still fit, keep and organize it. Discard items that are beyond repair and cannot be worn anymore. You can even hold a garage sale for items that you no longer need! A fun idea? Schedule a visit to your chosen charity to bring clothes and other items that can be repurposed.

Does it serve more than one purpose?  

When living in small homes, remember that every inch of space counts. Keep multipurpose items such as shelves, catchalls, and trays. Even if these are old pieces, you can still repurpose these into decor pieces. An old tray can be updated using washi tape. Once you're done decorating the piece, place it in the bathroom to hold bottles and supplies or in the foyer to organize your catchalls. The possibilities are endless!

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