Thursday, March 3, 2011

Small spaces require organization.  Large spaces are nicer when they're organized, but in a small space there must be organization or the world just tumbles down.  Literally.  I found this book a while back.  It's not one I've read, I just love the title.  Someday I'll look at it.  Someday I'll know if it is what it seems to promise in the title.  I have had a goal to be organized since I was about 10ish--I found an index card indicating it was a goal.  I still struggle with this.  I've been told I need to declutter, get rid of things.  I can do that to a certain extent, but to a large extent I'm just too sentimental.  I also have a variety of interests, I like to learn and do and read lots of different things.   That also means I'm surrounded by those things.  So "neat" and "tidy" are not usually words that can describe anything about me.  It is hard for those looking in to differentiate between the piles.  Those piles are my step toward organization.  I've been trying to organize our garage lately and that has taken quite a bit of time.  As I look around at the piles and the shifting back and forth of boxes and bags of things I think that perhaps the headway is really made in for the next few weeks my KNOWING where those things are.  After that its anyone's guess.  What do you use to organize?  How do you keep toys at bay?   I need to know, really. :)

1 comment:

Jess said...

I don't have a good answer for you, only sympathy, for I am sentimental too. Books and craft supplies alone and I'm a mess! :)

But for toys I prefer baskets--easiest to teach the little ones to just toss 'em in.