Saturday, December 11, 2010

In The Spirit Of Organization

Yesterday, I went through all of our drawers (mine and Tali's) and reorganized everything. It feels so good! Getting rid of some things felt cleansing and I feel like I'm helping someone else by giving those things away. I felt inspired to maybe leave an organizing tip as a post today, from What's A Disorganized Person To Do?

"Lessons from the silverware drawer.

If I came to your house and asked you to show me your birth certificate, would you know where to find it? What about a safety pin? Your checkbook? The receipt for your computer? An extension cord? Your 2006 tax returns? Regardless of how many or how few of these you could produce without too much digging, I bet that if I were to ask you for a fork, you would know exactly where to go to get one. Why? Because the system for organizing your flatware demonstrates four organizing principles:

1. Forks are kept with forks.

2. They have a single and consistent home.

3. Everyone in the household is in agreement about it.

4. Forks are put back there after being used (and washed!).

These principles can-and should-be applied to organizing anything in your home. Keep like things together. Give everything a home. Get the whole household on board. Put things back when you are done. It's really that simple."

I've done a few post's on getting organized but that doesn't mean that I have everything perfectly organized in my life. As a mother, I try to work on this to eliminate stress in my life and have a happier home. For some reason, when I read this tip, it connected a lot of dots in my brain. It helps when I start organizing something to think of the "silverware drawer" tip. Hope someone else finds this helpful too. Again, I got this from What's A Disorganized Person To Do (I've done a post on this book before).


  1. I need to catch up on my commenting. I've been so busy trying to organize and decorate for Christmas. And I've been going through TONS of Sage's clothes she's grown out of to figure out what I'm going to keep and man, it takes forever. but to add to your organizing hint, I think it's easier to clean out a closet or pull out Christmas boxes once you've cleaned that room or house. mess on mess just adds to the stress of organizing something! I'm still trying to get everything organized and get these Christmas boxes back to the shed!

  2. That makes sense! I've found that the more you keep up with it, the easier it is too!