Fasten your seatbelts because this is one life lesson you are not going to want to miss. An organizing budget just for you. Are you ready?
Organizing doesn’t have to cost you a penny.
Baskets might be an organizer’s best friend but they aren’t always needed. (We’re addicted….)
Your sock drawer doesn’t need a divider or basket. You could just, gasp, pair your socks or roll them. Or not. Organizing is less about buying stuff to put stuff in and more about using the space you have wisely. Grouping like items together.
I know, it’s hard to take in at once. The delights of the container store aren’t for everyone?! How to wrap our brains around this? (hear this written in a mild tone of sarcasm) Your bank account is giving me a standing ovation.
It makes perfect sense to put all the plates, stacked together in one place, yes? You just organized the plates. Have more than one style of plates? More than one size? Easy, keep them in the same cabinet or put some away for seasonal use. You know how to do this. Funny, we could call this budgeting plates.
Spices are another item we just automatically group together. (If you don’t, please call for help immediately – we can improve the functionality of your kitchen quickly!)
I need to backtrack a tiny bit. Often times we use tools like baskets and dividers to save us time. Time is often far more valuable than money. You can always make more money but you can’t make more time. Ah yes, back to the budget.
Rolling your socks into tiny sushi rolls, then putting them away in a color graded rainbow is beautiful – and most likely an utter waste of your time. Putting your socks together and tossing them into a drawer divider is super easy. Time-saving and still completely organized.
Facing a room that overwhelms you is not something you want to do alone. Which makes hiring an organizer priceless. You gain, insight, tips, and courage all while saving time. Which remember is the most valuable commodity we have.
Ultimately, organizing starts in our minds first, then our spaces. Our minds need to be set free and taught patterns of thinking to be organized. Which if you’ve ever tried to teach yourself you’ve seen that it helps to have accountability.
So, the next time you face an organizing project, ask yourself the cost in time before you look at the price of baskets. You’ll probably stick to your budget best by planning to have help if it’s a big project, and doing it for free if it’s a simple dresser makeover.
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
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