Five Steps for Sorting

April 13, 2009 by  

Here are the 5 guidelines that I use to sort with!! Take each item and make a fast decision. Don’t worry if Aunt Susie gave it to you and you don’t want to hurt her feelings. Do YOU like it and does it add value to the space? If not, then it is alright to donate it, or give it to another family member who might really like it. Take that item and in 5 fast seconds say to yourself, “Do I love this, use it and want it?” Simple as that. (I know it isn’t really that easy…but the more you do, the easier it gets.) I know there are the complicated items, I know there are the sentimental items.
But here are the basics:

Love It:
1) Love It
2) Use It
3) Want it or Can’t live without it

1) Won’t Use
2) Don’t Like
3) Doesn’t Fit

Move It:
1) Wrong Room

Store It:
1) Seasonal
2) Can’t give it up
3) Can’t Use Now

1) Broken
2) Torn
3) Can’t Donate

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
Subscribe by Email


8 Responses to “Five Steps for Sorting”


Check out what others are saying about this post...
  1. […] Sort what is in the drawer. Only keep what you use. Any papers, trash, broken pieces – get rid of. Any items that don’t belong in that location (for instance you don’t want your earrings in your office drawer) Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer You could win! […]

  2. […] you are working.  What you need to do before you start is set up a box or a  bin.  You have your sorting cards to help you sort your piles, but for your “move to another room” card…you will […]

  3. […] Sort your things. If you haven’t used it in years, then donate it. If those roller blades don’t fit, […]

  4. […] first thing you should do in organizing your supplies is to sort through them.  Decide if you (your pet) still use this item or if it is too small, or worn out or […]

  5. […]  But I would bet that you will surprise yourself when you go through your things.  Here are some sorting tips if you need a […]

  6. […] So what to do? Start with at the starting point. Sorting! (You knew I was going to say that didn’t you?) You can go back and look at how to sort in my “Five Steps to Sorting” post. […]

  7. […] Each item in the space needs to be decided on. You have to make fast decisions. Give yourself about 5-10 seconds for each thing. Do not sit and recall memories for each item, or start looking at old pictures. When you do that you are “personalizing” that item. The goal here in order to get through these things is to “depersonalize” the items. For some extra help, you can read my post on the 5 steps for sorting […]

  8. […] also like this sorting method by Organize with Sandy…….. from here. Simple and self […]

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.