Step 4 of How to GYST — ORGANISE

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You’ve come a long way, baby. Halfway through your GYST stroll and you have’t even broken a sweat. You’re past the point of no return, and it’s all downhill from here (in a rollerskating kind of way, not an “after you turn 25” kinda way).

Sometimes this job will take mere seconds. If you’ve been working on a bookshelf and have already gone through the first few steps, all you have to do is put the books back. Easy peasy. Maybe you want to organise them by category, or size, or colour… Whatever floats your boat. But overall, it’s a quick job.

Others might be a little more involved (but should still only take a few minutes). Let’s say you tackled the junk drawer. You’ll have most likely found things in there that you want to keep, but that don’t belong in there. Or if you were going through your clothes, you might have found a winter coat that’s staying in your sartorial repertoire, but it has no place taking up space in your wardrobe during the warmer months.

That’s when organising and categorising comes in. First, set aside everything that doesn’t belong in the area you’re working. Then, with what remains, categorise like with like. Different people will do this differently. For example, some will put all their jumpers together, all their t-shirts together, etc. Others will put all their casual clothes together, all their work clothes together, etc.

 

Deliciously organised

Deliciously organised

Do what works for you. I thought I was being remarkably clever when I moved the hoover bags to a shelf beside the hoover. I mean, it was a logical place, right? Perhaps. But for over two years they’d been stashed in the corner cupboard in the kitchen, which is exactly where I went looking for them when I recently needed them. I didn’t find them ’til several days later. Lesson learned. (Still, it got me out of a few days of hoovering.) It’s fine to mix things up a little and try something new (in fact, as you’ll see in the next step, it’s encouraged), but stay true to the way your mind works.

Long story short, you don’t just pull out a pile of stuff, dump some of it, and then heap the rest back in. You don’t have to be anal about it (unless you’re like me) — just create some order out of all that chaos.

Ready for the home stretch?


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