Welcome back! For this week’s topic of conversation, we are talking about organization.
While organizing might not seem like the most fun activity in the world, it can help make you feel like one of the most put-together person in the world. All you need is a good attitude, some music, and a plan to attack the mess, oh, and maybe a second cup of coffee. Nespresso, anyone?
Have you ever heard of the saying, “A place for everything, [and] everything in its place,” by Benjamin Franklin? That’s one of the philosophies in organization that I use to help keep me stay organized. Essentially, all of the possessions you have, have a “home” and are stored in a place where it belongs. For example, planners are kept on top of your planner cart and stickers are stored in a sticker album.
Let’s begin! Put on some lo-fi hip hop music (for that calming effect), grab a couple sticky notes, a pen, and some boxes.
On the sticky notes, we are going to label each with:
Then, we are going to stick each sticky note onto a box, so we know what goes where and makes for an easier clean-up process.
I know what you’re thinking, organizing can be tedious and such a taxing chore, or you don’t know where to get started. However, once you start, it just gets easier.
Maybe you prefer the Marie Kondo method, where you gather all of your belongings together by categories (ex. books, clothes, toys, etc.) and place them in one pile, then go through each item and ask yourself whether it sparks joy. If the item does spark joy, you keep it. However, if it does not spark joy, then you put it in a separate pile.
While the Marie Kondo method can be time consuming, you can simply start by going through the dreaded junk drawer, and then gradually move on to each room in the house as you are singing to your favorite song. And before you know it, it’s an organization party!
Also, is it just me, but I feel like there's something calming and therapeutic about cleaning. It’s this process that helps us feel good. I enjoy organizing everything in my home. You need a wrench, I got you. You need a band-aid, I got you. Or how about some tape? I have that too. I love knowing where things are in my home so that I can access them faster. And it saves you from having that mini panic attack when you can’t find your keys lol.
And to take it a step further, we can also add labels to our boxes or containers. This way, we know what is in the containers, and makes it easier to find the items we need. (And you won’t mistake the salt for your sugar – yes, that happens when you buy clear containers and have no labels) If you need labels, we offer them, which you can also customize. You can find our labels HERE.
And Happy Spring Cleaning!
Until nex time!