It’s not easy getting organized when you have four children running around, including a toddler who loves nothing more than reorganizing your drawers and demanding to be held! But finally, after almost 3 months in our new home, I managed to dig through the boxes and get myself organized. There is still a bit more to be done before I’m truly complete, but I already feel re-energized by what I have finished—and that feels so good!
I must confess over the past 3 years I’ve wondered how it ever was that I once worked as a professional organizer! I was truly overwhelmed by various things going on in our life and it began to show itself in my surroundings. Has that ever happened to you? Through the many life changes we’ve had over the past few years, I realized I had forgotten the one rule I always tried to teach my clients.
As your life changes, your organizing systems and routines need to change accordingly.
If you’ve ever felt like you were once more organized and together than you are now, it is most likely because while your circumstances changed, your routine and systems didn’t. The systems you use today may not be useful to you tomorrow, or next year if your situation changes. You have to be willing to adjust as necessary to stay on top of the situation.
Since I know a lot of you are also trying to organize your home (the start of a new year often spurs people to tackle organizational projects) I wanted to share some pictures that I hope will serve as inspiration for you. I sincerely hope that something I share will give you the motivation or inspiration to create an effective and efficient space for yourself. My organizing company name was Organized Style and so while you are organizing I hope you also find inspiration to do it with style! It is possible to have a beautiful and functional room.
Before we start our virtual tour you should know that I am a strong believer in developing multi-purposed spaces. My home office serves as a school room, craft room, library and of course, personal office. I first acquired this skill in Manhattan and since then, no matter how much (or little) space I have to work with, I am known for using every last square inch of it. I’d encourage you to do the same.
One final word. Remember, this is a work in progress and not a completed project. I left the imperfections in. We’re being real here!
Keep all of your areas neat and organized, including your bulletin boards.
On the other side I have another three drawers but two are intended for me and one for our younger child. I don’t think I need two extra drawers though, so I may have to point out to Big Daddy that we can comfortably fit another child into this schooling scenario!
It would be a shame to waste space, don’t you agree?
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“Home Organizational Systems”
Thursday, January 28th at Noon EST
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