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1 Copyright © 2010. In your Bedroom & Closet Sponsored & Presented by Michigan Recycling Coalition & Michigan Professional Organizers

2 Presenter Introductions NAPO Michigan Professional Organizer(s) Michigan Recycling Coalition Member(s) Copyright © 2010.

3 Audience Sign-Up Forms Circulating Copyright © 2010.

4 Individual Audience Evaluation Form

5 Agenda About the Program Part 1: Organize Part 2: Recycle Q & A Copyright © 2010.

6 About the Program Program Objective: To increase awareness throughout Michigan and to educate local residents on the basics of getting organized and recycling at home. Free at local libraries in Michigan New Presentation Topic Every Quarter Web: Copyright © 2010.

7 Other Presentation Topics Organize & Recycle in your Home Office Organize & Recycle in your Kitchen Organize & Recycle your Electronics Organize & Recycle in your Basement Copyright © 2010.


9 Why Bother to Organize? Save time getting ready. Find items faster. Keep clutter at bay and have more space to use. Avoid over-buying and other unnecessary expenses. Easier to recycle! Copyright © 2010.

10 Did you know... 20% of the clothes in your closets are used about 80% of the time? Called the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 Rule. Think of all the closet space and drawer space the other 80% of rarely- used clothing occupy! Copyright © 2010.

11 The Organizational Process 1. Decide to Get Organized 2. Create a Plan 3. Sort the Space 4. Create Zones 5. Keep it Up Copyright © 2010.

12 Decide to Get Organized! Make it a priority! Schedule time in your planner. Enlist help where needed. Copyright © 2010.

13 Create a Plan What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to change? How do you want it to look or feel? When do you want to start? Where do you want to start? Copyright © 2010.

14 Select a Starting Point One drawer, one cabinet, or one rod at a time. Caution: taking on too much can be overwhelming. Remove clothing from the space. Copyright © 2010.

15 Sort your Items Place similar items together. You will be able to see what you have. Do you have more than you thought? Relocate items that don’t belong in your bedroom. Copyright © 2010. Short Sleeve Shirts 3/4 Sleeve Shirts Long Sleeve Shirts

16 Can you Pare Down? Ask yourself: Do I frequently wear it? Is it comfortable to wear? Do I have too many? Do I need more than one? Donate excess clothing to a local charity. Recycle recyclable items. Copyright © 2010.

17 Create Zones A zone is a group of related items. Sample zones: T-shirts Jeans Pajamas Dress Clothes Shoes Copyright © 2010.

18 Create Zones Designate specific uses for each area in your closet. “The long-sleeve shirts” “The slacks” “The long skirts” Designate specific uses for each drawer in your bedroom or closet. “The sock drawer” “The t-shirt drawer” Copyright © 2010.

19 Helpful Organizational Tips Do not over-fill or overcrowd a rod, drawer, or shelf. Leave space to see and access each item. Copyright © 2010.

20 Helpful Organizational Tips Use small bins or baskets to store related items on a shelf or in a drawer. Small shoe boxes or check boxes work too! Copyright © 2010.

21 Helpful Organizational Tips Utilize vertical space. Use hooks to hang purses or clothing you plan to wear again. Copyright © 2010.

22 Helpful Organizational Tips Why do we save our extra t-shirts? Donate t-shirts you don’t wear to a local shelter. Copyright © 2010.

23 Helpful Organizational Tips Consider closet lighting: Good lighting makes it easier to see your clothes. Dimmers allow your eyes to adjust. Copyright © 2010.

24 Keep it Up! Put items away when you’re finished using them. Similar to putting milk back in the fridge (& recycling the jug)! Keep at it, change can take time. Copyright © 2010.

25 So, what’s one area in your Bedroom/Closet you plan to organize in the next week? Copyright © 2010.

26 Find your Local Organizer Organizing professionals are located in or near almost every city throughout the state! Find your local professional organizer at Copyright © 2010


28 Reduce – Part one Copyright © 2010. Remember all those clothes and shoes you had to get rid of? Take a pledge to donate one piece of clothing for each one you purchase and bring into your bedroom.

29 Donate clothing, bed linens, accessories and other items you are getting rid of to Goodwill, Salvation Army or your local Women’s Shelter. (Get a tax deduction!) If you have clothes or shoes that are unsuitable for resale in a thrift shop, many of same programs (Goodwill, Salvation Army) will take these types of items for sale in overseas markets and for recycling. Copyright © 2010.

30 Reduce – Part two Before purchasing new items such as clothes, shoes or jewelry... Ask yourself... Do I really need it? Is it something I will really wear enough to justify the cost? Can it be recycled or donated to a good cause when I am finished with it? Copyright © 2010

31 Reuse Use items such as clear jars, check boxes and shoe boxes to organize items in your bedroom. Keep your shoes in their shoe boxes to keep mates together. Copyright © 2010

32 Recycle Have a box or recycling bin conveniently located in your bedroom for recycling any newspapers, junk mail, books or magazines that might end up there. Other items, such as clock radios, TVs and telephones are also recyclable. Copyright © 2010

33 Last – But not least - Hazardous Materials Did you find make-up, fingernail polish, polish remover, or perfume you no longer use? Check with your County Health Department to locate a Household Hazardous Waste collection in your area to properly dispose of these materials. Copyright © 2010.

34 Local Recycling Contacts Find your local recycling coordinator and community recycling information at: Copyright © 2010.


36 Collect Audience Sign-Up Forms Copyright © 2010.

37 Collect Individual Audience Forms

38 Other Presentation Topics Organize & Recycle in your Home Office Organize & Recycle in your Basement Organize & Recycle your Electronics Organize & Recycle in your Kitchen Copyright © 2010.

39 For More Info Copyright © 2010.

40 Presentation Credits Program Sponsors Michigan Recycling Coalition NAPO Michigan Professional Organizers Part 1 Content: Organize Trish Krebs, Ann Marie Moore Part 2 Content: Recycle Lori Miller, Kerrin O’Brien, Esther Seaver Photo Credits Part 1: Ann Marie Moore (All photos in Part 1 are the property of Ann Marie Moore, Moore Organization LLC. These photos are not to be used outside of this presentation unless permission is granted by Ann Marie Moore - Copyright © 2010.

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