Let’s Get Organized!

One of my 2012 resolutions was to get my life organized.

I’ve always been someone who needs everything in their proper place, which I blame on my only child upbringing. I also have always needed some sort of agenda book to write down my schedule & any due dates, which I blame on my natural spaciness.

However, this year has been a bit chaotic, especially with a lot of different things going on at work.

So in order to get myself more put together & prepared I stepped back to look at my stuff.

And it was a disaster.

Instead of going through my house like a tornado, I decided to be more calm & tackle a project at a time.

My closet was overflowing with useless items that I no longer needed, so I streamlined my jewelry, cleaned out some headbands that made me look like I was 12, & got rid of makeup from 2003.

Voila:

 Starting off each day with an organized & pretty closet!

The rest of my closets- not so much.

However, I decided to look at what I do use to keep myself organized & build upon that.

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I keep my agenda book with my schedule in it religiously, otherwise it just won’t happen. I have a separate To Do list mousepad for work, since I have a lot of steps to go through for each lesson. And having stood in front of a room of 30 15-year olds & realized that oops, the homework was never copied, I want to make sure I don’t miss anything!

I firmly believe in starting your morning organized to set the tone of the day so my jewelry, underwear drawer, & clothes are all super organized. The Container Store has a ton of great little drawer & shelf organizers, plus my clothes are all in order by type. Its cuts down (a little) on morning dressing anxiety.

The filing folder is supposed to cut down on random papers around the house- in reality my husband likes to make piles of papers that only he understands. Once they lie around the house for a few weeks though they do manage to make it into the folder.

So now that my stuff is organized, how do I get on top of my actual life?!

Any suggestions?

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4 Responses to Let’s Get Organized!

  1. pretty pink tulips says:

    I love it when everything is in its place…and looking pretty. Right now…I’m not there. With part of our house walled off, some things in storage, a basement bursting at the seams…I find that I’m having a tough time motivating to get things cleared up. Seems like there’s no place for things to go.

    So, I’m afraid I’ve not got great suggestions. However, you’ve inspired me to hang in there and do the best I can until we’re back to (and better than) normal!!

    xo Elizabeth

  2. Ruth says:

    I let my organization slip last year and by the end of the year i was a bit frazzled. I am getting back on it this year. Good Luck getting it all organized.

  3. Ashley says:

    I’m all about organization too! I could spend hours in the Container Store- that place fascinates me!

  4. designchic says:

    I had the same resolution, and I’m still working on both!!

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