Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Organizing Rules ... Blah, Who Needs Them?

Organizing is not always about decluttering, purging, tossing, screaming and sorting. Our wonderful friends at Wikipedia define organizing as the act of rearranging elements following one or more rules.
Rules? ... there are no rules listed, I'm not aware of "organizing rules?!"

Anything is considered organized when it looks like everything has a correct order of placement. But it's only ultimately organized if any element has no difference on time taken to find it. In that sense, organizing can also be defined as to place different objects in logical arrangement for better searching.

Taking your space and optimizing it for better searching ... that is how organizing should be thought. This way if your space is organized, you end up saving time and effort searching for your wonderful stuff. Best part ... there are no rules.

Your closet may be very well organized (see left picture). Though optimizing the space by adding a shelf above your existing one ... boom baby! Items on the floor can be stored off the floor and you have gained more storage space without losing any (right picture). Sweet!

Take a tour through your home and jot down a few thoughts as you pass through each room. Look at how you can possibly use your space more efficiently. Chances are you can. I know of places in my own home that need to be tweeked. Break those ideas down into smaller projects and schedule them on your calendar.

Get one project done and you will feel better about your space.
Heck, maybe you'll end up doing another.

What did you think about your home tour?


Stevie said...

I have a million little projects, but they are getting done little by little. Haven't scheduled them on the calendar because most have to be done by hubby, but his schedule for work isn't "in stone" so just have a list of "to do" for when he has time off. It's working well so far!

Angie Weid said...

@Stevie - hey, if the system works for you both, FANTASTIC! Keep crossing those items off your list.