Help – It’s Organize Your Home Day

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Organize Your Home Day
On a scale of one to ten, I’m a five at best.

I’m not bad enough to need a Hoarder’s intervention, but maintaining an organized home is definitely a challenge for me.

How about you? Are you the person who has gifts and cards purchased in advance and ready for every event with receipts neatly filed away for future reference? Is your home perfectly labeled with everything in place?

Where do you fall on the Organized Living Scale – with 1 being the worst and 10 the best?

Why Organization is Important

1. It makes life easier.
2. It saves time and money.
3. It reduces stress.
4. It helps you meet deadlines.
5. It increases your general sense of well-being.

Who Should Be Organized

The easy answer is – everyone.

It’s true some people just seem to be naturally organized. The rest of us have to work at it a little harder.

The truth is the benefits make it worth the effort.

How to Get Organized

Start with the least organized space or the one that bothers you most.
Set aside fifteen minutes everyday. (You’ll be surprised how much you can get done in a short time.)
Just do it! (That’s the hard part for me. I can always think of dozens of other things to do.)

Helpful Articles

100 Ways to Get Organized – Woman’s Day Magazine
Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Organized – Real Simple Magazine
One Year of Organizing – Simplify 101

Where to Get Organized

Everywhere!

I know that sounds overwhelming, but I recommend deliberately working on every space . . . car, office, kitchen, bedroom, bath, kid’s rooms, family room, etc.

Thankfully Rev is super organized. He motivates me. The other day he asked me to go through a few boxes in the basement. My first reaction, “I’ll do it tomorrow.”

But 15 minutes later I was finished and thankful not to have to think about it anymore.

When to Get Organized

Right now! It’s Organize Your Home Day!

And even if you can’t finish the job today, you’ll be glad you started.

Organizing Quotes

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. ~ A. A. Milne

‘Economics for Everybody’ begins with understanding God’s principles for organizing His creation and what that means for us as creatures and stewards. ~ R. C. Sproul

For every minute spent organizing an hour is earned. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris

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7 thoughts on “Help – It’s Organize Your Home Day

  1. Though I am naturally organized, a few years ago, I realizes that approaching it as simplifying made more sense to me. So, instead of constantly having to figure out how to organize a bunch of stuff, I focus on having less stuff to organize. Makes organizing a lot easier & takes a lot of pressure of my highly sensitive self.

    1. That’s a great way to look at it, Kari. Simplifying has helped me, too. We downsized our home several years ago, and made it a goal to never let “stuff” get out of control again. Having a highly organized spouse helps me most!

  2. I think a key is to just do a little at a time day-by-day. It’s way too easy to think that everything has to be this Herculean effort. But that opportunity never really comes. Just get moving and do a little at a time!

    1. You’re right, Loren. It’s the only way I can get it done, and I’m always surprised at how much can be accomplished in a short amount of time.

  3. Ok, ok…I’ll organize my kitchen draw this morning! You know the one…the one I’m afraid to try to open because something will get stuck and I’ll end up breaking the handle as I tug! LOL For the most part, I am organized, but I do have some corners in our home (like the kitchen drawer) that make me shudder when I think about them…

    So, happy organize the home day? Ugh…ok! 🙂

    Blessings, Joan

      1. You made me laugh. I think we all have that drawer or closet corner that’s our place of chaos. I finally finished a closet project the other day, because I finally got tired of walking into it and seeing Rev’s perfect side while mine looked like a volcanic eruption. So, I keep trying to do a little bit each day. Happy Organizing Day!

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