Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Taste of My Own Organizing Medicine

When you move into a new home, there is the excitement of the new space and the stress of how to organize your stuff in your new space. You get all your stuff set up and live with it for some time and realize ... uh, this doesn't seem to be working for you.

My garage has been driving me crazy for some time. We've been in our home nearly 4 years and I finally reached the point where I had to do something about our garage.
Yes, professional organizers need to get organized themselves, too.

Gotta admit ... man, trying to decide what to do with my stuff was tough. And I do this for a living, got a taste of my own medicine. I have a new appreciation for the feelings organizing clients have when working on their organizing projects.

After too much thought, decisions were made: My awesome brother built me a workbench (he is available to built more), a cabinet was purchased and assembled, and I built a giant peg board for all my tools.

Now all my tools are in one area, garden stuff is in the cabinet with the recycling items and my boys have some shelving space for their gear.
Aaahhh ... I feel so much better now.

If you have been living in your home for a few years, perhaps it is time to make some adjustments. Especially if you are feeling a frustrated with a particular area. Our lives change and evolve. Your organizing that worked well 2-3 years ago, will likely need to be tweaked for your current activities and interests.

How have you gotten a taste of your own medicine?


Stevie said...

Okay...I HATE that we have a huge computer desk. We paid great money for it, but I'm sick of it. We don't need a huge one anymore with me only having a laptop and Josh getting a computer back up and running and possibly purchasing a laptop. In the future, we will need his computer room for another bedroom...How do I organize my house so that we can keep the desk but use the room as something else? Heck, I'm even willing to give up part of my huge bedroom, but Josh wants no part in that!

Angie Weid said...

@Stevie -- I would need to see a picture of the desk and the room it is in. If the desk has worn out its welcome in your home, the time may be to let it go to a home where it can be loved. This would free up the space in your home to do as you wish.

SOUL said...

that looks awesome-- and you know already that my place needs some of that --- shelves and pegboards etc. (eventually).

my medicine?
i really shoulda let you help me hang stuff. :((
my walls are STILL nekkid.
wanna come back? :))

happy monday baby!