Did you know that this week was National Get Organized Week? This week was originally created by The National Association of Professional Organizers to focus on the benefits of getting organized along with some techniques. They have since gone to January because most people have “get organized” as ONE of their New Year’s Resolutions.
I am old school and remember October as being “fall cleaning” when I was growing up. In fact my mom still does this. It was when we cleaned the house top to bottom, over furniture, stored away summer clothes and brought the dreaded winter clothes out of storage. So, if your goal at the beginning of the year was “to get organized” now is a great time to finish up the year reaching that goal (if you haven’t already). Take this week to simplify your life and make it more manageable by getting organized.
I read a quote by a fellow blogger, Cheryl Richardson who is a spirituality and self-help author. Does this sound like your office (or house):
“Stuff has tentacles. Every pile of paper, cluttered counter, or disorganized closet is filled with items that have cords attached to them. These cords reach out and suck the energy from us whether we’re near the stuff or not.”
GO, right now. Grab a broom, a mop, and a dust bin (that’s old school talk for “trash can”). Roll up your sleeves, put on some rockin’ movin’ music and do this!
Here are some solutions to those organizational problems in your home or your office:
I love that you can label things to make it easy for kids (and hubby) to know where to put things away. Like that is going to happen, right? The cubes are solid on one side while the other side has a clear opening so you can actually see what is inside. A great way to hid things when company comes to visit!
As for your office (or even the home), my BEST tip is:
Touch each piece of paper (or email or mail) only ONCE!
I know, crazy right? The truth is it is possible. I used this system for years in my JOB. It made life so easy. I am not sure why I have such a problem in my home office.
What will help you get organized as we enter the last quarter of 2015? I am not a professional organizer but I do have some great tips and products that will make your life just a little easier.
Wouldn’t it be nice to call someone and have them come in and just pull together that messy closet or counter space or maybe even your office? Think of how much more energy you will have when you are not faced with the clutter every day. Remember, clutter drains your energy. It zaps your creativity too. If there’s more to do, continue the process of decluttering and organizing. Twenty minutes a day is all it takes.
How about a “Product Experience“? A NO obligation consultation. I will come in and help you with suggestions for your “hot mess” using things you already have or sharing some of Thirty One’s awesome product. If you are interested in our product and they meet your needs; I will help you find the best deal for you. If not, it is okay – I will be grateful for the chance to meet some new people and share the gift of Thirty One.