Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Getting started! But how?

Good morning 
It's been a while. I can't seem to get it organized,yes some one who loves to be organized and to organize can't seem to get a Balance on this column. I started out writing to often and I felt it was repetitious. Than I was writing not enough, than not at all. I really enjoy this but need your help ! If you could send questions for me to answer,how to's that would be great, than I wouldn't feel like I was just repeating myself. 
Here's one for us oldes .... You've done all the cleaning out you can do, you have everything in its place..
Now what? Have you ever thought of changing it up a bit.  Yes that furniture has been that way now for um well you get the idea. 
Get help if you need. I found little sliders they go under the legs of furniture or edges ( for things without legs lol) they are great.I can move my entire hutch by myself fully loaded with my China set and nic nacs. Not to long ago we filped two guests bedrooms.the wow factor it caused. All I did was switch a bed and a sleeper couch.  But than with in each room moved things around. It was like it gave me a whole new living space. So some times the way it always was is not the best and sometimes it's not the only way the furniture can go in a room. Look out side the box today it will really give you a boost.
It will feel like a fresh new room .

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time flys but to much stuff can weigh you down

Hi every one that still reads this. I'm back with another idea!  About organization of course, and this may be a little long too.
 My husband and I have been busy and it just doesn't seem like I have time to do all I want, like write little quips for my blog on a timely manner or any other fun hobby I have. Jewelry making , making keys chains, sewing, knitting; to name a few. there are others I would like to try even like lock smith.
 I have tons of others but ill keep it to the point.
You have read about how to sort and clean out all kinds of stuff over the years. I even have pictures saved that go to a how to clean up after Christmas and make it fit.. since we usually get some kind of new thing at Christmas to decorate with. I will tackle that later. OK moving on.
TIME how do I organize time!!! I don't buy it, cant make it, cant even keep up with some days.
Well I have an idea less stuff will help in some ways. though sorting out is not the base for today's topic, it has a place which we won't touch on quite yet.
You wake up and have things to do in your day right. Well when your semi retired and not always having to getting up. To not have to do any thing can be fun and unproductive. And it can be just plan unmotivating and frankly unstimulating. I found I was getting nothing done and or not doing any thing.
Solution time in boxes, OK not literal boxes but blocks of time to do things in and than move on to the next task to do. I either do it the night before or in the morning after devotions and quick peek out on the deck of what the weather is like. (side note weather channels are fine but it is what it is when you go out side in that moment. just me!!!)  note to self weather is important as to do something out side or inside. I make a to do list like a honey do list you give your hubby but for me and not  him. I put every thing on the list that I want to do, it could be a dream or a needed getter done kind of thing. When the list is made I block it off in to time slots how long it will take to do something or  how much time I want to spend on it. From there I separate the have to do this today like pay bills, wash clothes, etc.. you get the idea every ones list will look different. I ALWAYS PUT SOMETHING FUN ON THE LIST even if its sit in the sun for a minute. Than on to the time part, I think it, write it, or even set a timer to keep me to the time I've set for each task. YOU know what works for you. Some thing I've done in the past but got away from. Now I am able to get back to some hobbies I  missed doing and even have that time to sit and just soak in the day. I feel good about me and like I said the list will look different for ever person out there.
Now for the stuff part, like I said I have written a lot about sorting cleaning out and with all that some times I still think I need to weed out more.
It comes down to going through the stuff you like and keeping what you love.
I really like giving things to people that I know will like or love what I'm giving up. Not always the case so there is good will to share with.
I have not done so well on this so I will keep you up dated as to how I'm doing in this area in 2017... lets just say I'm taking my own advice and starting small like the side tables in our bed room. Easy on my husbands side like 10 things there. We use and need check. More next week on my side table !!!! hoping to get it down to seeing the bottom of the drawers. till next week.
Good to be back and as always happy organizing !

Monday, January 23, 2017

WINTER TIME CLEAN OUT

AS ALL THE HOLIDAY FUSS WINDS DOWN AND THINGS GET BACK TO NORMAL . WHAT EVER THAT LOOKS LIKE FOR YOU . I FIND THAT THERE SEEMS TO BE HIDDEN MESS IN EVERY DRAWER OR CLOSET IN MY HOUSE . LIKE THEY ARE JUST TO FULL. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHY BUT  IT IS WITH OUT FAIL MOST YEARS THEY ARE MESSY. IT  REM IND'S ME TO WEED OUT STUFF I HAVE NOT USED ALL LAST YEAR OR IN SOME CASES FIND THAT SMALL GIFT I BOUGHT AND PUT IN THE DRAWER BECAUSE I OPEN IT EVER DAY AND I WILL REMEMBER ITS THERE.
WELL I DIDN'T AND I DON'T IN MOST CASES.
HERE GOES! YOU HAVE TO MAKE MORE MESS TO GET TO THE ORGANIZED DRAWER AND CLOSET YOU HOPE TO KEEP ALL YEAR. START SMALL I USUALLY START WITH THE NIGHT STANDS . WE DON'T USE THEM FOR CLOTHES . THEY ARE MORE LIKE HIS STUFF OR MY STUFF DRAWERS , HIS AND HERS JUNK DRAWERS YOU COULD SAY.
TAKE EVERY THING OUT AND SORT IN THE NORMAL FASHION KEEP , TOSS, GIVE AWAY. THAN RETURN THE KEEP TO THE DRAWER,(THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN GET REAL DETAILED AND GET ORGANIZERS FOR EACH SPACE . I DON'T CAUSE IN MOST CASES I HAVE SOME ALL READY AND YES IT GETS MESSY AND IN OTHER CASES I DON'T FOR A REASON ). MAKE A BAG OR BOX OF THE GIVE AWAY STUFF.
TOSS IS EASY , TOSS IT IN THE TRASH.
REPEAT PROCESS.
I TRY TO DO ONE ROOM A DAY THAT WAY I AM NOT OVER WHELMED. IF YOU ARE BRAVE GO FOR IT AND JUST KEEP GOING THROUGH EACH SPACE TILL ITS DONE.
 SINCE SOME DRAWERS HAVE CLOTHES IN THEM IT BECOME A FASHION SHOW OF SORTS ( WHY I DO ONE ROOM A DAY) WHICH MEANS I TRY ON EVERY THING IN THE DRAWER (OR CLOSET) THIS PART IS MOST FUN WITH A HONEST FRIEND , OR FAMILY MEMBER THAT YOU WON'T LOOSE IN THE PROCESS, ITS LONG OR IT CAN BE TRYING EVERY THING ON. SOME TIMES I KNOW THAT I REALLY LIKE SOME THING AND I KEEP IT THAT IS WHEN THE HONEST HELPER IS THERE TO TELL YOU YEAH OR NEH ON LOOKS THAT YOU NEED TO LET GO OF. IT CAN BE FUN WHEN YOU KNOW AT THE END YOU WILL HAVE YOUR STUFF ORGANIZED AND ALL THAT CLUTTER GONE.
HAPPY WINTER TIME CLEAN UP.
OH AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WONDER IF I REALLY DO THIS JUST ASK MY KIDS OR HUBBY SOME HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING THAT HONEST HELPER . HUMM THAT MIGHT BE WHY THEY ARE ALL BUSY WHEN I BRING UP WINTER CLEAN OUT. HA HA THAT'S OK THEY HAVE THERE OWN HOUSES TO KEEP UP WITH NOW ANY WAY . BUT MY  HUBBY SOME TIME STILL HELPS .

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Puzzle pieces

We all some kind of soap and shampoo in the bathroom shower. Ladies if your are like me you do not always have the same shampoo and soap containers.My husband on the other hand does. So his side of the shelf is easy to keep up. Mine is always trial and error to get it all to fit. For instance I just changed my shampoo but when I went to put it away nothing fit. So I took everything out of the basket and rearranged it and than it all fit. All it takes is moving the shapes to fit the space. Kind of a round whole square peg effort.. There is no right or wrong cause each space is different. You have to just keep rearranging till it fits! I will say those big Sam's club bottles won't fit any where the best thing to do with them  is to save a smaller container just refill it. You can store away the big bulky container with other bathroom supplies. Be creative in what you use.
 We also got new toothbrushes an they did not fit what I had been using before. Though I will keep it as I do change toothbrushes more often. I like the old tooth brush container so I cleaned it up and stored it away it worth keeping to me. But the new container had to fit the big bulky bottom of two toothbrush's simple. For real we did this picked up the two tooth brushes and a tube of toothpaste just in case!!! I found a container in the office supplies I liked and others here and there till we ended up in a row of bathroom containers we tried each one I liked out with the brushes ( had to be a little creative)
as they where still in the plastic wrap. But we got it to work enough to choose a stone box, with a lid that I don't need but will use as a pedistal for a figurine I have in the bathroom. The only thing in common to my original holder is they both are stone. But it looks ok and it fit the job it needed to do.  
Happy puzzle solving!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas clean up 🎄



Happy new year 
As i get all the Christmas decorations gathered up to pack up I'm finding that I need to sort out some stuff this year. 
It's kind of like the clothes. Buy if you haven't used it in a few Christmas 🎄 I'm guessing your not going to. With our move to Ga. I have  had to get rid of some lights that would not light an now I'm seeing that there was some things left over that never made a showing. Time to go! Yep get out the sorting boxes 📦 keep,sell, giveaway, an the all famous throw away. Hopefully my tomorrow or Wednesday this crazy mess will be packed away till next year. Believe me there is a system to all the piles you see here. From lights to ornaments it's ready for me to did in. Now I just have to carve out a few hours to do the next step. Weeding out. Last step will be to pack it up and put it away.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

What I wear most ! How to find out at a glance.

Hello, it has been a while. No excuse life is just busy at times . But here is a organization tip that  you might light.. With spring well under way and the weather ranging from rain to hot and every thing in between it is hard to know what to wear.
If you have been following me all along you know by now that I have one wardrobe only . It has all lengths of tops and shorts and pants all in the same space . I like it that way as I tend to get cold in A/C more so than just plan winter cold . The only thing you will find in the back of my closet at this time is my heavy winter coat as I now live in Ga and really have no need for it here.
TIP
When you wear some thing  and wash it and put it away rotate it to the back of the section (meaning to the far end (right or left )(front or back) is up to you ) this will let you see at a glance what you wear most. Now think about getting rid of what you are not wearing, yes at any time not just at the beginning or end of season change. One styles change Two your body may change (not to much I hope)Three the clothes just are old and time to get rid of them..
With this method in short time I realized I had clothes I was keeping just because , may be the size  was the smallest I have ever worn or may be just really liked it in the drawer. or may be it is so old that black is even see through (not good).
Any of these reasons are good enough to get rid of  said item and move on. If you have plenty of clothes than enjoy a little more space in your closet. Clothes like to breath meaning if they are crammed  in they will always look messy and wrinkled. But if they have room to hang freely they will look fresh and neat.
Happy sorting ....
NOW I'M HEADED  BACK TO LIFE TILL NEXT TIME .
THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING ALONG WITH ME.

Friday, December 18, 2015

When Life gets in the way,clean it all out.

It's been longer than I realized since I last posted.  My excuse is that I have been helping people get organized. A whole church in fact.. I am not good with the before an after photos. I've been told that would help people see what things look like and get a better idea of what being organized looks like. 
In one area we took out shelves to make a storage area in to a back stage green room.. Yes to organize the space some times less it MORE!!! The reason given was with less flat surface's less clutter 
In this case it worked out great. We took out all the shelves an took old curtain dividers and stapled them the the wall to cover the studs. No dri wall was hung in this part back stage so it left tons of nooks and crannies to put stuff. Not a good look.
Now the room has carpet squares and chairs Around the room with a round table in the corner. Looks great and serves a purpose . Most importantly no clutter .
We did put shelves in on the other side of the back stage and it still needs tweaking but has cleared up a lot of area even to store stuff in a more exsessable way. 
I guess what I'm saying being organized looks different to different people for different reasons . Each person needs to find a way to get the most use out their space.  Like in this case less was more!
 Drop me a line an I'll try to answer you questions. You can comment on this blog.
Till next post happy organizing.