Organizing 2009!

Keeping myself accountable is a full-time job.  I found an article today (went thru about 20 magazines, took out what I wanted, filed it all where it belonged and then put the magazines in a give away pile)

Better Home and Gardens January 2008.  It says BEFORE you begin organizing….

The key to getting organized isn’t simply buying storage aids such as racks, boxes, and dividers. It’s about creating a system you can stick with over time.  Here’s how to get started:

  1. Be sure you know how you want a particular area to function.  Pin that down, and you can then determine the best way to organize it.
  2. Take inventory of all your storage space and it’s limitations.  Ask yourself if you really need more space, or if you just need to organize it more efficiently.
  3. Look for unexpected storage-behind the sofa, between studs, vertical storage along a blank wall.
  4. Purge.  Your problem may simply be too much stuff.  Clean out drawers and closets, and get rid of things you don’t need or use.
  5. Store items according to your routine.  Put often-used things in reach.
  6. Keep it simple.  An easy-to-follow plan has the longest shelf life.

I have found checklist work for me, it’s why on days when I really want to get a lot done I put my checklist right here on my blog.  Imagine how giddy I became when I found out over at Real Simple.com you can get a checklist for anything and everything.

I recently discovered Jott.com and evernote.com, I wonder if I’ll get my “piles” organized.

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About Michelle

I started my blog as a way to connect with other paper crafters and of course it has gone a totally different direction. I've been able to share my experience as a mother, my hurt and disappointments over not having a relationship with my maternal unit, my walk with God and how knowing Him has changed me and continues to help me grow into the person I strive to be......
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One Response to Organizing 2009!

  1. Alicia says:

    Michelle,
    I can’t find your email address. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for suggesting I scrapbook. I am so far behind that this will be perfect timing for me to get a little bit done! Have a great evening!

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