Hello and welcome to the last post in my organising series this one is called organising lessons because hopefully you’ve learnt a few things along the way. We’ve covered topics ranging from making sure you’re organised in the event of an emergency, sorting out your morning and evening routines all the way through to meal planning and cleaning routines.I haven’t created guides to each room because I hope the posts I’ve given you will make you think about other rooms and areas of your life. Learning to organise for yourself without a tick sheet is important and whilst it might seem daunting –
it was the secret aim of this series all along mwahahah!Organising lessons- Areas of needYou should now be able to think about the areas of your life you need organisation. Sure most of us want the whole lot in one go but which hour of your day or room of your life would make the most difference? Concentrate on getting that room organised perfectly for you or having your lunch time routine breeze by beautifully. Once you’ve perfected one area, keep on going until it becomes second nature and then you can move on to something else.- BitesizeDon’t empty out a whole room and aim for it to change in one day. Take a drawer at a time. Even when I suggest making over your wardrobe in a day here, I still suggest doing it in bitesized chunks. – You are not a magazineSure those glossy, organised rooms you see in magazines are great to look at however they aren’t a realistic representation of life. They’ve been styled, styled, styled and frankly – do you have the money to employ a stylist daily? No? Then get up, stop pouting and organise for you not Elle Decor or Martha Stewart?- How much stuff do you need?I’m a clutter bunny, I love having trinkets, books, cushions and blankets around me but how many old copies of the supermarket magazine do you need? How does it benefit your life? How much crap do you really need? Be blunt and firm with yourself, get rid of crap or get it clean and organised.You spent money on that!Look after your things. Keep them clean, neat and organised, you spent your hard earned money buying those items. Look after them so you don’t have to spend more money replacing or repairing items, don’t throw your clothes on the floor, file your DVDs away nicely and hang up your jacket. Simple and easy.