Every January we’re deluged with articles, posts, and interviews about how we all need to get organized.
Magazines and blogs feature photos of sparse, tidied closets and pantries like none of us owns. Pinterest boards swell with ingenious ways to hide cables, hang scarves, store coupons, and label jars.
- Save time
- Save space
|Being organized means you have the supplies and tools you need for an |
oft-repeated routine all in one place. When it's time for tea, I'm ready.
It's more important to locate your systems where they are easy to put away than it is to locate them where they are easy to get to. Think about it: when you are looking for your hot glue sticks, you're motivated to find them fast, but not so motivated to put them back where they belong.
Making stuff easy to return to your system makes it easy to stay organized. After all, what good is getting organized if you can't stay organized?
What Makes this Book Special?
After reading Simply Organized, I started making systems for repetitive tasks. Over the years, my responsibilities and interests have evolved, but I haven't forgotten what I took from that book. I'm not by nature a compulsively organized individual, but I'm always looking for easy ways to be tidy and efficient.
These are some of the systems I set up and use regularly:
|If you keep party supplies all together, impromptu birthday celebrations are easy. |
If my home were on the market, I would use a covered box for a clean look.