I am overwhelmed. My house is a mess, my deadlines are looming, and my taxes are due. I need to organize, but I don’t have time to organize. However, I can write about organizing – that’s one thing I can do! Do I follow my own advice? To a point. Some parts of my home are very organized. My office is organized…it has to be. So are some of my closets.
Here is one great organizing tip for everyone:
Don't buy any organizing tools (except maybe a book) before you have a master plan. Organizing experts say that many people purchase organizing accessories and tools (you know the pretty bins, shelves, matching padded hangers, baskets) before they actually have a strategy and that’s a problem.
Why? They end up adding more stuff to their stuff (even though it’s organizing stuff) and they’re back to square one. Instead, begin with a vision and using what you have -- recycled items from your home, garage sales or consignment stores.
Here’s a look at my organized office:An old, wood toolbox serves as a great magazine holder.
Baskets hide papers.
Mailing center for etsy stores.
Little plant potting thing holds my pencils, etc.