May 18, 2022

I’m a professional organizer – why you should create a “drop zone” to keep your house tidy without even thinking about it

SOMETIMES, no matter how much cleaning you do, it seems like clutter just keeps piling up in your home.

That’s why a professional organizer and mother of four came up with a simple idea that is making a huge difference in keeping her house in order.

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A professional organizer has revealed her top tip to help keep her home clutter-free1 credit
Its trick is intended to prevent the formation of crowding

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Its trick is intended to prevent the formation of crowding1 credit

Allison Weigensberg, the expert and owner of Everything in Place, shared that her simple method to control clutter in her home is to place trash cans and baskets everywhere.

In a video posted online, she said to place these bins in “drop-off areas” in your home or places where things are often tossed aside, like shoes, jackets and mail.

Moving around her house to show where she placed hers, she said, “Upstairs I’ve got this basket to pick up [recyclables]in the bathroom, there is this little bucket to collect dirty washcloths, [and] next to our front door, I use a stair basket to recycle all the junk mail that comes in.”

Weigensberg added that she had a second basket on her stairs to “get everything back into place.”

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Additionally, she said she places “little wastebaskets wherever they can fit.”

The last storage area she showed was under her kitchen sink, where she put another bucket for dirty dishcloths.

In the comments section of his video, Weigensberg noted that it’s important to remember to empty buckets with dirty towels and rags so there’s no chance of mold forming.

His video received a generally positive review from viewers, as one asked where the tip had been all their life.

“I’m so glad I found you,” added another.

“I have a very small apartment.

“I have ADHD and I stress about my place.

“Little little changes help me not get overwhelmed.”

Several other viewers admitted to being influenced to go to the store and buy wastebaskets around their homes after seeing the hack.

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In other storage and organization news, a minimalist shared four questions people should ask themselves when spring cleaning their closets that will help them declutter instantly.

Plus, a mom of teens and toddlers has revealed the fun game she plays with her family to encourage them all to get involved in tidying up the house.

Weigensberg said she has two baskets on her stairs to make sure nothing gets put where it doesn't belong

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Weigensberg said she has two baskets on her stairs to make sure nothing gets put where it doesn’t belong1 credit
It also has two slots for towels and dirty rags

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It also has two slots for towels and dirty rags1 credit

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