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Organizing for Function Makes Sense

NJ Expert Organizer, Marilyn Shain Labendz, recommends a fresh eye for your project

EVERY project needs a fresh eye, especially when you think you're done.

As you may remember from last week's post, we were getting 30+ boxes of medical supplies, (including 18 five pound bags of liquid, 40 three pound bags of saline, etc).

I had cleared out lots of space in my bedroom closets and linen closet for big buckets to hold liquid supply bags, shelving for other supplies and more.

I managed to fit everything in that came but it wasn't in the room that we were going to set up the dialysis. Nevertheless, I was pretty settled, overwhelmed with all the supplies, but settled.

Then my wonderful, brilliant and brilliantly organized and caring daughter was visiting and noticed that nothing for the treatments were stored in den, where we would be doing them. Where's the logic in that?

  • She reminded me that I was fearful that our 2 bedroom apartment would end up looking like a hospital ward.

  • She was right. In effect having medical supplies in almost every closet did just that.

She asked:

  • Why should I carry those 5-10 pound bags from the other room even though it was only 25 steps, back and forth, and back and forth?

  • Wouldn't it be most efficient to have every item, band-aids, gauze, alcohol swabs, etc. at my fingertips?

  • Couldn't I take my own advice and repurpose my closets?

I was stuck in my own head because of the enormity of what was before us.

  • I didn't realize that my grandkids' toys could go elsewhere.

  • The printer, (which is wireless) could easily go in one of the newly cleared shelves in the bedroom closet.

  • The dressy dishes and serving pieces that I hope one day to get back to using would still be in plain view, just on the top of my bedroom closet.

  • Repurpose and re-use!

I re-learned a lesson that I teach my own clients, but forgot how to do for myself: Let go of the emotions that cloud your judgment and the job will be done correctly.

NJ Expert Organizer Marilyn Shain Labendz points out wasted space.
NJ Expert Orgainzer, Marilyn Shain Labendz, shows how space can be better utilized.

Closets are prime real estate

and air space should not be wasted!

As you can see, there is more space for the rest of the supplies and a work space, to boot! And, there are 2 empty shelves in linen closet and freed up floor space.

Thank you, dear Jenny, for your loving help and kindness in this project.

NJ Expert Organizer, Marilyn Shain Labendz, recommends gift certificates.

Giving the gift of time is a wonderful thing.

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