I’ve been finding a ton of neat stuff on Pinterest to help with organization. Currently I’m looking for stuff that will go into a binder to help us with daily tasks. We’re also working on getting up earlier in the morning, but that’s SO HARD when we sometimes don’t get to go to sleep til midnight. It just seems like there’s always a ton that needs to be done at the last minute.
I know a lot of this has to do with lack of organization and extreme procrastination, but making the leap from lazy to living is proving harder than we anticipated.
The good news is, we get to start with a blank slate at this new apartment. Everything is going to have a place…and everything will be IN that place. Because of that, I’ve shifted gears a little… We’re still trying to change habits day by day, but I’m not getting fussed if we miss a step or two.
I’ve purchased several plastic over-the-door shoe organizers for the purpose of sorting cleaning things and keeping small nitpick stuff all tidy and together. One (that we already have) goes on the back of Geekling’s door; It contains extra diaper creams, his babylegs, a few cloth diapering necessities, his baby shot record, baby tweezers and combs and nail clippers..you know, baby stuffs! All kinds of little fiddly bits that I want to be able to see at a glance rather than have to dig in a bin or drawer.
The two that I’ve purchased most recently are going on the back of our closet door and the back of the laundry room/pantry door. I’m fairly certain I’m also going to get another for one of the closet doors for holding extra cleaning things. I’m not certain about that, though, so I only ordered the two for now.
I also need to figure out just exactly where everything is going in the new house. There’s a half ton of closets in this place: I think 3 coat closets plus closets in each bedroom, plus a storage closet outside on one of the balconies…so, yeah, lots of storage space. We’ve got the storage unit but I’m really hoping to cut down on our junk so that the storage unit is just not necessary. I guess it’s taking the place of our garage for now, since we planned on buying a house and HAVING a garage. I envy those of you with enough space to store holiday decorations year round.
Annnnyway. Pinterest and FlyLady.net
Pinterest is useful, and FlyLady.net is getting me off my tush. Hopefully we’ll continue the trend….