Yesterday I was supposed to be preparing tax stuff...instead I decided to organize...anything but my tax stuff! oops. :/
I had the best intentions I promise but then I came across this blog and was inspired: i Heart Organizing...I was in HEAVEN. This year, my new year resolution was "To Get Organized" in every area of my life. So, I have been attempting to do small weekly projects until I get there... and this blog.... was just what I needed to acquire a little extra motivation! You gotta go check it out! So, I decided to tackle my biggest problem area of the house...our paper/art desk. Doesn't matter how many times I clean it... piles magically appear of mail, art projects, and pretty much any random thing that we can't find a place for at that moment. As you can see-it needed MAJOR help!!
So this is the way I I tackle an organization project- First thing is to not get overwhelmed... so, I try to start in a small area and allow plenty of time to complete it. I then clear the entire space and give it a good polish cleaning so I can then visualize what I want the space to be used for and solve any problems (like my mail/bill pile up) that may be causing the space to be inefficient.
|Step #1 Clear the Space Completely|
|Step #2 Visualize Space Functionality|
|Step #3 Add Organization Solutions Such As:|
|(Attach them to File Organizer)|
*To make these magnets: I purchased clear glass pieces and punched out scrapbooking paper to the size of glass. Paste glass on paper and glue a magnet to the back. Easy Breezy. Find out more on How Does She- (another one of my most recent gem blogs I found!)
|Magnet /Chalk Board|
|Place for Art Utensils|
It was such a simple transformation but it makes a world of difference to the feeling of the room now. Thank you Jen for your inspirational blog. I will be visiting often as I tackle the rest of the organization tasks this year. Up next- Meal planning and recipe organizing...watch for more to come!
The Organizing Dame