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.)
Where to Get Organized
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 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