Leslie Walden from It’s Time To Get Organized Gives Her Best Advice

It’s Time To Get Organized’s Leslie Walden is here to give you her best advice on how to get your home organized now that you are an empty nester!

Leslie Walden


Q: How can parents reorganize areas of the house now that the kids are gone? 

A: Wait a bit before you reorganize closets and rooms. Give yourself time to evaluate your priorities and lifestyle, and consider what will make the most sense. A guest bedroom? A workout room? An office? The Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers can help.

Q: How can parents reorganize their schedules when the kids are out of the house?

A: Sort out the types of new projects you will want to participate in. On a calendar (paper or electronic), put in your working hours, meetings and other fixed obligations. Then you can fill in the remaining time with your new projects.

Q: What are some tips for adjusting to the new schedule? 

A: Stay busy. Plunge into new activities. With evenings and weekends free, there is more time to do these things and more space to do it in.

Q: Is there anything parents should avoid doing with all this free time? 

A: Yes. Avoid thinking and talking about the kids 24/7. Keep reminding yourself that you raised your child or children to be independent. You have achieved your goals. Enjoy your newfound freedom.

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