Hi friends, a couple of weeks ago I wrote about my husband’s definition of organizing. Basically his idea of organizing is all about just tidying up by putting your stuff into nice piles. And while that will certainly make your house look neater in the short term, in a short time you’ll be right back to where you started, tidying up all over again. Do you ever feel like you can never get ahead and the piles, once started, just continue to grow and grow and grow? There’s a reason for that….tidying up (in my opinion of course) typically involves the stuff shuffle dance where things just get randomly moved around to give the appearance of neatness.
Organizing, on the other hand, is about a specific PROCESS that includes purging and implementing systems for lasting change. Keep in mind though that when I say lasting change, I don’t mean do it once and done. We don’t live in bubbles after all, however it does mean that when done properly we add a simplicity to our lives that is not inviting to clutter and chaos…most of the time :)
Answer me this. When people come to your home do they see the clutter and piles of stuff lying about? Would you cringe if someone should drop by unannounced? Or do visitors see a tidy home as long as no one dares to open up a closet or a drawer? Do you hide clutter in random spots just to get it out of sight? Or worse, cover your piles with a sheet as if that somehow makes it better?
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Here in Canada today is a Statutory Holiday so we are enjoying a lovely long weekend. And would you believe it actually snowed here last Friday. Yep, so crazy and it’s been raining steady ever since. But you won’t hear me complaining, we needed rain […]
Thank you to EZPacking for sponsoring today’s post. Please know that all opinions given are most definitely my own. Also be sure to read until the end for a fun giveaway! Hey friends, with the end of the school year approaching many of you will be thinking about summer vacation and getting away with the […]
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. Baby’s first year is such a sweet time and always adorned with so many keepsakes. From birth to first steps, I’m convinced we gather more keepsakes in a little one’s first year due to the concentrated change, growth, and development they […]
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. As most of you know, I sit down on Sunday nights and do my menu planning because I always go grocery shopping on Monday mornings. If I didn’t do my menu planning, I wouldn’t be able to do a grocery list and if I didn’t […]
Hey y’all! Happy Friday to you, I hope you’ve had a better week than me. I’ve been down and out sick for the past three days but today I am feeling better so that’s good news. It’s hard not to get discouraged though when you lose three days out of your week when you had […]
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode. When it comes to cleaning, I like to keep the process as efficient as possible. One simple tip I love and that has helped me clean in a quick and productive manner is having a organized cleaning supply caddy. I know they […]
Hey friends, happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a nice Mother’s Day yesterday. I had a nice relaxing day here that started off with a delicious breakfast in bed from my youngest. Then my oldest son, who knows the way to his mamas heart, gave me this: Isn’t that hilarious…a box of […]
Hey friends, I’m so excited to welcome back from maternity leave my lovely regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. Hello, all my dear Organizing Junkie friends! I recently returned to blogging after a maternity leave and am armed with a huge list of organizing topics, many of which revolve around babyhood. :) Now, I […]
Hi friends, I just wanted to start by sharing a bit about what’s going on here. As some of you may have seen on the news, the entire city of Fort McMurray (about 80,000 people) here in Alberta, Canada has been evacuated due to a massive forest fire (covering about 101,000 hectares!). While I do […]
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kristin at The Gold Project. Summer is right around the corner, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about car organization tips. If you are anything like me, you will want your car organized and ready to go for vacation. My family […]