Being organised is all about being in control of your life and your things.
For some people, it is not about having meticulously folded underwear in your drawers - and this is absolutely OK! Being organised is about being able to locate underwear when needed rather than turning the house upside down to find a pair.
In my time as a Professional Organiser, I've noticed that there are many levels of organising and that some people feel they need the detail of having alphabetised CD's or DVD's, whilst others are happy just to have them all together in one place.
Neither method is wrong. The person with an alphabetised system will likely find their item quicker, however both types of people know where their CD's or DVD's are stored.
When organising our own homes, we need to remember that we are organising for the people who live in the space, not for the friends or family who visit for a few hours at a time.
Parents around the world can identify with this same frustration.
How to deal with the phenomenal amount of toys our kids have?
And what is even more confusing is that the majority of these toys are played with for the first five minutes, then forgotten.
In today's blog post, I've put together some ideas for dealing with kids toys.
Taming the Toy Beast: Toy Organising Ideas you can implement today
Thanks to our guest blogger this month - Damian Wolf who gives his tips for organising your home office.
Creative Ways to Organise Your Home Office by Monday
I figured – it’s the only way not to miss out on children growing up. Still, even though I knew I won’t be tied to my ‘office’ from nine to five, I still needed all commodity and space in order to be productive. This meant I needed to re-arrange some things in my home and do it as quickly and effectively as possible.
A huge thanks to Philippa Bond of Organised Chaos, who is our Guest Blogger this month. Philippa has kindly submitted some ideas for organising your garden shed. Getting this area of your home organised is not only great for your sanity but also makes it safer for your whole family. Philippa's ideas could easily translate to your garage area as well. :)
Ideas for Organising Your Garden Shed
Ever thought of organising your garden shed? It’s not only indoor rooms that need organising, outdoor rooms can benefit from a well organised system too.
This past week has seen the very sad loss of a dear loved one in our family.
Coping with grief and loss is a very personal thing. Emotions have been at their most unpredictable in our home during this time and our minds have been overloaded with the many details of To Do lists and phone calls to make.
Whilst helping my husband make funeral arrangements; sort through and find important papers, write a eulogy, etc it struck me that the vast majority of us will be in this position of executor or next-of-kin relative to a deceased person at least once in our lives.
Following are some ideas you could implement now to help your loved ones when the time comes for you to leave this earth:
If you've had a child attend preschool, day care or kindergarten, you might have noticed that at least every week, there are different toys and activities available to your children. It is very likely that these centres already have a system in place which I think we can all adopt in our own homes.
The Toy Rotation System