As mothers, I'm sure we have all come to this conclusion.
At one point or another, one way or another we have realized that we need some sort of organization in order to avoid chaos.
As a teenager, I used to be organized. Extremely organized. And by extremely, I do mean, extremely. I have insomnia, and back then I used it to my advantage and when I couldn't sleep, I organized my room.
Everything was organized, from the tinniest paper clip to the thickest wool sweater, everything was color coordinated, separeted by size, use, style, form, shape etc. Everything had it's place, everything was always in place.
But of course, that was back when I only had to worry about my room. I didn't have do my laundry or stocked up the toiled paper. It all just magically appeared.
Being organized brings harmony to a home. You don't have to be a neat freak about it, you don't have to color coordinate all your shirts or alphabetize your pantry. All you need to do is find your level of organization and find out what you need.
- Maybe you're the kind that is never behind on laundry, but toys all around, every where, all the time.
- Maybe you're the kind that has an impeccable pantry, but piles and piles of paper,bills, letters etc. on the kitchen table.
- Maybe you're the kind that always knows what to make for dinner, but whatever you do, don't open the hallway closet...
If it works for you. Then it's ok!
The keys is knowing that some sort of organization is important, and finding what it is that you need.
I like organization and like to have a place for everything and a time. After all, organization is not just about object placement, but also about schedules and routines, right?!
Now, I'm not the most organized person. In fact, if you were to see my house right now you would think I am the most DISorganized person in the world. Which right now, I really am. My house is mad chaos, everything is out of place, and because we're moving in less then a month, nothing really has a place.
There is an endless array of topics within this topic for which I'm WAY excited to talk about. After all, I am an Organizational Behaviorist (according to my diploma anyway...).
Most of what I know, I have learned from other moms. Some old, some new, some stay at home and others I only know through their published books.
But either way, let's start off by getting organized shall we?
What's your biggest organization pet-peeve?
What can you deal with and what can you not?
What do you wish you were better at?
My biggest pet-peeve is homeless things. Everything needs a place, a container, a drawer, something to be with his friends and not clutter other places. It's so much easier to find things when they have a home and are at their home!
I can deal with toys all around, it doesn't really bother me, but I hate being behind on the laundry (even though I usually am).
I wish I were better with keeping up with filing letters, bills and such, and not just letting them hang around for weeks in my kitchen counter...