This weeks topic for the Bloggers do it better challenge is organization. I may not be the most organized person in the world, but I do have my methods. I've thought of a few do's and don'ts I picked up during my spring cleaning.
Why should we bother?
It's important to ask yourself that question first. But the answer is an easy one: because it saves time! No more running around looking for this or that, or wondering where you last put it. Everything has it's specific place. Also, isn't it nice to have things tidy for once? ;)
Yes, I do mean have all the books go in one place and all the DVDs in another. All the pens in a pencil case, and all the pencil cases in one place. It's so much easier when the same group of things are all in the same space.
2. Take time into consideration
This is referring to organizing a schedule. It's important to think about time. Yes, there may be a lot you want to do in one day, but do note that each day is only 24 hours, and you need your sleep time, eating time and occasionally, those breaks. Also, make sure every task does have a suitable time period to get it done in as well. Better to over-estimate than under-estimate.
3. Declutter first
When organizing a room, make sure you get all the useless little things out of the way before sorting through the more important stuff. It takes longer this way, but makes the second part of organizing after the decluttering much easier.
1. Over schedule
A feeling I hate having is a unproductive day, or feeling like I failed at doing all I've been meaning to do. What's the best way to avoid this? It's to make sure I don't schedule to do too many things in the same day. Make sure you know you're capable of completing your list.
2. Try and do it all in one day
When organizing a room, you don't have to have a spring clean sit down and do it all in one day! Take your time, do it bit by bit. As long as it gets done in the end, then you've done a good job.
3. Worry if it looks worse before getting better
It's just a stage of the organizing. It'll pass, and you'll be pleased with the results.
4. Let it get disorganized again.
Once you've put in all this effort, you don't want it to go to waste! Keep it clean and you won't have to do this again :)
Olivia's Question: Are you an organized person?
All images are not mine and are found on pinterest.