Let’s get organized.
When I say those words, what pops into your mind? In my experience as a professional organizer in Cincinnati, Ohio there are 3 reactions people have to those words.
#1 The Organizer. I fall into this camp. I love organization. So much so that I re-organize stuff that’s already organized. I love the challenge of being put into a disorganized space and making order out of chaos.
If this is you, you like organization posts because you are looking for that one new nugget of information to add to your encyclopedia of organizational knowledge.
#2 I’m never going to be organized so why try. Most of you already skipped this post, but if you didn’t, you are the reader who is so overwhelmed by life and your stuff.
It’s not that you don’t want to be organized, but the stage of life you are in, external circumstances, lack of time and resources and motivation have you saying NO way before you begin.
#3 The woman in transition. This is really the sweet spot. Your last child has just started all day school, you are moving or just moved, you started a new career, got married, divorced or are widowed.
Something happened that made you look up and say. “Who made this big mess?!” And whether you made the mess or someone else, today you are going to start doing something about it.
Hi, My name is Lisa Woodruff and I am a professional organizer and blogger over at Organize 365. I firmly believe that organization is a skill that can be learned and it does not need to be overwhelming.
Getting organized is a lot like losing weight. It takes time, diligence and perseverance. And once you reach your organization goal, you can go into maintenance mode and keep the organizational system you created working for you.
This fall I started a weekly organization series called 40 Weeks 1 Whole home. The idea is that the kids are off for 40 weeks of education at school and at home we are going to focus on one organization project per week to get our home organized in one school year. Each Monday I have a new organizational focus.
A few weeks ago I started a second series on Fridays called 10 Weeks to Organizing Your Holidays Celebrations. It’s amazing how those holidays sneak up on me each year!
So how about you? Is it time for you to “get organized?” What’s holding you back? Leave me a comment and I’ll tackle some of your hesitations and frustrations in next month’s post!
Lisa loves anything that has to do with organization, productivity, working from home and transformation. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband and her 2 children. She’s a dreamer and a do-er. She loves the challenge of turning dreams into realities. She believes that if organization were just about buying organizational products, there would be a lot more organized households! Organization is a journey. It’s a way of thinking, and it can be learned. Join her at her blog, Organize 365, where she’ll help you organize your home and your home based business.
Connect with Lisa. You’ll be so glad you did.