“A Place for Everything”: Organizers know that half the battle is finding the right place to keep things. Close by, logical, out of sight. Keep items near where you use them, and make putting them away a breeze by assigning each a specific spot.

“Do It Now”: Maybe we’re not doing Geometry homework anymore (hopefully), but avoiding procrastination is key to minimizing clutter. Remember, every bit of clutter is a decision deferred. Decide now whether to keep, toss, or file. Then do it.

“Appreciate What You Have”: Maybe your closet will never be featured in House Beautiful, but it can still be attractive, functional, and fun. Take pride in what it reflects about you.

Sort through mom’s advice and think about what stands out. What life lesson do you carry with you today?