To be able to reuse and repurpose can be very satisfying and rewarding!
I have a client who has a 4-year old son. For one of his art projects, he decorated an off-white canvas tote with glitter, finger paints, etc. My client, who likes to save her son’s art projects (what parent doesn’t?), had no idea what to do with this and was having a hard time making the decision to throw it out. It was fairly bulky and seemed to be taking up valuable real estate in the closet.
She watches children in her home, and our first project together was to de-clutter and organize her coat closet on the 1st floor. This closet was and is used for some of her family’s items, as well as many of the art supplies, games, books, etc she uses for her business. After we sorted and purged, we knew what we needed to keep in the closet. Paint brushes and paints comprised one art category. What we decided to do was to use the tote her son made to hold all these paint supplies. The tote was big enough to house them, and they were all together (keeping like with like) so my client realized what she actually had. This also made her job easier when she had to pull the paint supplies out to use them and to put them away when the children were finished painting.
This was definitely a win-win situation. My client was able to:
- Save money by using an existing container (one that had sentimental value attached to it).
- Save money by not having to buy additional supplies because she found she had enough for the time being.
- Save time by having easy access to the items.
- Be sustainable by not adding to the landfills.
Please share some de-cluttering and organizing success stories you’ve had. We’d love to hear them. We’ll continue to post more as well.
BB’s Clutter Solutions is located in Cherry Hill, NJ and serves New Jersey (north and south), Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, and New York City. Contact information: www.bb-clutter-solutions.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 856-912-0077.