Ha… no. Not that.
I’m talking about my organizing face.
My game face.
The one I use to tackle the most difficult organizing issues in my house.
One of my resolutions this year is to figure out a better system for organizing. I think it kind of falls into the whole category of keep the house in better shape, keep up with the FlyLady, etc, but I am awash in a sea of clutter, with no place to put it.
If you’ve read The Happiness Project, she talks about Hot Spots. These are areas where things get put, piled up, and placed, all because it’s just the place in the house that it’s the easiest.
My whole house is a giant hotspot. I sit currently in my computer room, surrounded by unfiled papers, boxes that need to be packaged up and sent back, toys, camera equipment, business cards and pictures. The family room is covered with toys and books and old magazines.
Help Me! I am drowning in stuff.And I think my husband is ready to take a bulldozer and throw everything out.
I think that plan is to start off by making piles (at which I am VERY VERY good, just ask my husband). Piles of things to either throw out, or keep. And once I decide to keep them, then I need to determine where they should live. Because for a house that looks bigger than it actually feels, space to put things is truly at a premium.
But this is my mission. To organize my house…
Anyone have any pointers?