There is a way to have a clean and tidy house that doesn't require spending every weekend cleaning. It doesn't require training your family or hiring help either. It's a wandering tidy.
Whether you call it a purse, bag, handbag, shoulder bag, or backpack, I promise you there are great ways to make those things more functional! Saving you time and your back! But first a classic purse joke...
"As the bus pulled away, I realized I had left my purse under the seat. Later, I called the company and was relieved that the driver had found my bag.
Oh the little things...
Batteries, pencils, twist ties, rubber bands, legos, toiletries, tea candles, you know, the little things. Stuff you really do need but they're just begging to be organized. You already know I'm not going to tell you to throw them in a drawer and forget out it.
Nope. Not this girl.
While I think it’s magical to toss junk to the curb, there are plenty of items that are quite necessary in today’s world we must keep.
Twist ties, cable ties, zip ties, paperclips,husbands, that penny that you picked up that special time with so and so.
You get the idea.
You of course have it under control. You’re a brilliant human being who understands everything has a place and you know where it is. Your problem is that you live with other human beings who expect you to find that place for every single little item to walk the face of the earth.
Sadly we can’t just hug these items, thank them, and toss them in the trash. So we do the next best thing we put them in the drawer of delayed decisions. Also known as…. (sad trumpet sound – wa wa wa)…. the junk drawer. The drawer with batteries and that last stick of gum.
Yeah, let’s do something about it.
I promise you’ll feel super human or at very least productive. I’d make us all t-shirts, “I cleaned my junk drawer and it changed my life” but I’m not sure it will catch on.
No matter, you’ve got this.
To start, watch the video linked below.
Gather up your choice of supplies. Either the over the door organizer, the cereal boxes or ice cube trays. Then toss your junk on the counter and go!
The over the door organizer can easily be hidden in a pantry or attached garage if your junk drawer is located in the kitchen. Hang it with nails or 3m hooks instead of the provided over the door hangers to get it to lay flat right where you want it.
Use the ice cube trays in the drawer or just as a handy dandy tray for a project. You’ll look like a genius doing it. Smile and feel magical, accepting compliments. You’ve got this!
Look back on what you’ve accomplished and realize that not once did you need to thank your batteries for the service they provide.
Suzanna Kaye is a professional organizer and owner of Spark! Organizing, LLC. She has special experience with organization for office, financial, ADD/ADHD, elderly, disabled, overwhelmed and special needs. With the belief that cluttered people are some of the most creative and interesting people she knows, she loves working with her clients in a supportive and loving environment. For more information about Suzanna visit our about us page, email info@SparkOrganizing.com or call 321-234-5499.
Organize by taking one step at a time. When was the last time you saw the counter under that jumble of paperwork? We're sure at one time we could fit a car in the garage, but how do we get back to those days? Where do we even start to get organized?
The hardest part is starting – or deciding where to start.
So, break it down!
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