New clients often ask me what should they purchase to get organized. My answer - NOTHING! Well, at least in the beginning. The problem is that you don't really know what you're going to end up with to actually organize/containerize because you need to go through all of the "pre-organizing" steps first. You know - sort (figure out what belongs here vs donate vs move to another space) and remove (take out garbage, take donated items to charity and move things you're keeping to other places they belong).
Once you know what you have left, you can assess what makes sense to buy. I don't necessarily have any specific products that I always use. Each home or business is unique in what they have chosen to keep. However, I do have some suggestions that I think help just about everyone as they organize.
My number one piece of advice - know what you need to organize before you buy anything. Have a specific purpose for that storage bin, basket or shelf before you purchase it. That way, you don't end up with an organizing solution that doesn't work for your organizing problems.
Jennifer Raschig loves to share thoughts on creating restful spaces and presenting your best self every day.