The beginning of the year is when phrases like "getting organised" and "de-cluttering" tend to get tossed around a lot, right alongside similar sentiments about exercising more, "figuring your career out" (whatever that means), sorting your money out for REAL this time and not texting your scummy ex-boyfriend back anymore. It's all very festive, isn't it?
But while it's easy to get the motivation to tidy your space (not to mention your phonebook) in January (and sometimes February), what happens by the time April — or worse, September — rolls around? It's not your imagination: there's a reason you keep making the same resolutions year after year.
But don't despair in your desire for a clean and orderly space. There are strategies both physical and mental that you can put into place now to help ensure your hard work lasts into the spring and beyond. In fact, we asked six of the most organised people we know — as in, women who literally do this stuff for a living — for their tips on being tidy all year round, and they had plenty of thoughts. That's right, get ready to pick an entirely different resolution next year.