For those of you who want to get a new start in August, here’s a few tips on how to organize your house, bedrooms and school stuff.
- Books. If you’re like me, you probably have tons upon tons of books piled up just about everywhere. I know I do. So, here’s what to do about it. Separate the books into three piles: Keep, Store and Give. The keep pile is for the books you want to stay on your shelf. The store pile is for those books that you don’t read often, but still want to hold on to. For those books, put them in a cardboard box and put it in the attic. The give pile is exactly what it sounds like. The books to give away. Say goodbye to the boring books, the ages five and up books and sell them or give them to Goodwill.
- Clothes. Out with the old, in with the new! Over time, your style will change. Maybe one day you’re into skirts and by the next you want to wear all black! So take out all your clothes and sort them into piles (I love piles)! The piles should be keep, give away and pass down. So there are the clothes you will want to keep, others to give to Goodwill and some to pass down to a younger sibling or cousin.
- Graded Papers. Track down all of your graded papers and sort them into… you guessed it: piles. One for keep and one for trash. The keep pile is for those tests that have big, fat, shiny A on it that you want to keep for years to come. And then trash, is trash.
- Pencils. If you live in my house this is the hardest part. Find all the pencils you can and decide which ones are too worn out and which ones can be kept. Then see how many you have a decide what to buy for next year.
And that’s it. After doing this, yu’ll be ready to turn over a whole new leaf (or if you’re me, go into a whole new section of school)!