Organisation.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Organisation. I love it and yet I can't seem to do it. When we first moved here almost two years ago I wanted the perfect organised home where "Everything has a home" as my nan used to say. However with a three month old baby at the time, a raging three year old and packing my life into boxes it didn't pan out that way. Life got in the way of my organisational skills and boy I was pissed.

Two years later my house is no more organised than when I had that three month old and three year old. If anything it has become worse with things being haphazardly hidden and books piled on top of books just to make them fit. This is partially down to lack of storage space but is mostly down to my attitude. I just don't put things back and it's a trait that I have had as long as I can remember. I can't keep things tidy however much I would like to be that woman with those traits. However, I do love looking at organisation tips and spend many hours on Pinterest and I Heart Organizing so I feel like it's time for an A/W resolution. Who wants to follow the crowd and wait until January, anyway?

For the month of December I will be in 'Domestic Goddess Mode' hereon out known as DGM. I will write myself small tasks every day and I will do them. If I don't do them one day I still have to complete them the next. I will not buy anything new for storage purposes but I will repurpose what I have, customise it and/or buy from charity shops. I will have a clean, tidy and organised home by January 1st when I can really get down to the nitty gritty personality faults I'd like to change. 2013 is the year if nothing more so than the fact I have been bombarded with the end of the world theories December brings. I have survived quite a few 'end of the world' days plus a few raptures for the religious among us so I'm pretty confident that if I survive this, I owe the world some serious stuff.

For now I make lists but December 1st? I'm coming for you and if December 21st is coming for me? My house will be a little tidier.

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  1. Laura I'm doing the exact same ;) In both of my bedrooms. A clean room = a clean fresh mind for me :p

    Mic
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    1. Definitely. For some reason I always feel better, more dedicated and much more creative in a clean, fresh and organised space. Maybe this is the reason for everything being so lacklustre and shoddy? ;)

      Laura xo

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  2. I love this post Laura :) You've inspired me to attempt the bomb site that is my bedroom!

    Georgina
    http://www.makeup-pixi3.com

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    1. Do it! I can't wait to get started on mine. I plan on popping around all of the rooms taking before and after photos, writing down what needs to be done and what kind of storage could be used in which space, coming back and telling you all what I'm doing and then doing a weekly feature on the progress on a room to room basis :) xo

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  3. hahaha I LOVE this post!
    I have just moved house (within the last few weeks) and this is my exact goal.
    In fact my first ever blog post (this week) was about organising my jewellry.
    My problem is that I spend HOURSSS on blogs and Pinterest looking at amazing organising ideas, then I never bother to put them into action.
    What a great challenge for yourself. Im totally going to be following with interest! haha

    Shauna xx

    http://mrsshaunaferguson.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I definitely think this should be a 'thing'. I also know that I will be the most slatternly and slovenly among everyone who does this. The shame!

      Laura xo

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  4. I'm way too organised, it annoys my hubby :) But I definitely think that having a bit of order in the house makes it easier to relax and to think straight and to be more creative. I tried to find a link for you that a friend posted on fb, can't find it, but it's little organising tasks you can do in 5 mins a few times a day, instead of it all piling up on you.. Maybe google it if you're interested :) Good luck! Hx

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    1. I will pay you to organise my pit. I mean house. No, I mean pit. Come on, it's Christmas. Time for giving and all that ;).

      Also if you can find the link let me know. It's not FlyLady is it?

      Laura xo

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  5. I know the feeling!! We are moving into a new house on December 10th. I am telling myself that we are going to be SUPER organized in the new house, but I seriously doubt it!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me on my Facebook page! :)

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    1. Good intentions, eh? I hope you manage your plan because I sure as hell didn't and the first two months were hell with boxes everywhere.

      Laura xo

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