The Best Organizing Decisions For You
If you worry about making organizing decisions in your home because you feel they won’t work, chances are that some options that you do try won’t. There are different organization options because people are different; those differences mean not all techniques are going to work. Finding the right techniques that meets your family’s needs is important and for this reason I don’t like any technique that involves spending money, because if it doesn’t work you will need to try something new and you have already paid out money on a product that should have revolutionized your organization in your home.
Looking At The Different Organizing Options
There are different options which can all help you find the point where your work life and family life works in harmony, the jobs and tasks around your home fit into the right pattern and are all completed.
For many people this ideal just doesn’t seem possible, but it is possible, the system that you use might differ from other people, but if it works for you then don’t worry.
Creating Routines And Schedules
For me it is about creating lists and schedules so I know what I am doing and when. The basic daily tasks that need completing around my home get done on automatic, but I still write them in my diary every day; I like crossing something off my list, it makes me feel good.
This doesn’t work for everyone and that is fine; there are other ways that you can keep your life in order.
The People That Never Seem To Clean
You know the people, their home is perfect and yet you can’t ever remember seeing them lifting a finger to clean. Their secret is to keep cleaning all the time, they never put an item down, it goes away in their home the instant it’s finished with.
I am so jealous of these people too, but I know that it is not possible for me to achieve this type of cleaning; I have dogs, children and a husband who all add to the lived in state.
However, these people have managed to keep their lives organized in a manner that suits them.
Whatever options you try whether it is assigning chore lists or writing appointments in your diary, finding the option that meets your needs is important. Understanding some systems that you try just won’t work no matter how hard you try, is important. It allows you to let go and to try a different method.
It is important to move forward and not worry about the system that didn’t meet your needs.
Spending Money And Organization
I am against spending money on organization products, while I want to try out a system I don’t want to have wasted my money if the system just doesn’t work. This is why I am against buying new expensive items to add to the clutter that you have in your home. My principle is, if there is nowhere to put an item it means that I have too much stuff and I need to find ways to reduce the items I have and not look for more storage options.
If you are adding items of furniture or boxes and baskets it will fill up the space you have and this to me is adding to the clutter and can long-term make it worse.
Therefore, the best organizing decisions you make are the ones that are best for you and your family. They must work and be manageable, so you are able to keep up with your organizational skills to keep on top of those jobs, which you need to do around your home and the appointments you need to attend.
Don’t feel obliged in making decisions about how you organize your home and life which don’t meet your needs or your budget; choose the right option for you and your circumstances, it is possible that these will change in the future and if something no-longer works then change how you manage your organization of your home and life.
Ha! I’m jealous of them too! Hard as I try, things never seem to end up back in their home right after use! Love your not spending money principle but I do feel there are times when investing in a shelving unit, storage bins, etc are necessary. We just can’t chase organized hoping to find it in more “stuff.”
Thanks for visiting, love your thoughts and appreciate your comments:)
I feel like I could truly be an organized person if I just designate a home for everything. The problem is we seem to have way more stuff than places to put that stuff. I really need to do a big purge of all the stuff we really don’t need to clear spaces for the stuff that needs a home to be stored in when not in use.
This is so hard for me sometimes. Thank you for the great tips. I will have to try some of them.
I love to organize, but I have found that my main area of weakness is maintenance. I have learned the hard way to stop buyin all the ‘organizational helps’ because like you said they take up time and waste money. Really the best thing I have learned is to simplify and get rid of things that I don’t need. It’s a little hard, cause I think I probably have a hoarding tendency, but I am getting better at it. Now if I can get my kid to follow along the maintaining will be much easier. 😉
Hi Dawn thanks for visiting, finding a home is the hardest thing in organizing.
Hi Alana, thanks for visiting and your kind comments:)
Hi Dawn thanks for visiting I know about the kids lol.
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