This is our assignment for the Aspire and Inspire sparkteam: January is National Get Organized Month. Are you naturally organized? If you are, what organizational tips do you have? If you aren’t, would you like to get better organized in any areas?
I am becoming more and more organized the older I get. For organizing my time, I love lists and calendars. For organizing papers, I use binders and files. For organizing my things, I try to have a place for everything.
For information and inspiration about organizing, I like both Alejandra Costello ( www.alejandra.tv/
) and FlyLady ( www.flylady.net/
). I use Pinterest, too. Here are some questions that I gathered from Pinterest to ask yourself about your things when you are decluttering:
-Do I need this?
-Does it bring me happiness?
-Do I have a realistic plan to use this?
-Have I used this in the last year?
-If I were shopping right now, would I buy this?
-Am I saving this just in case?
-Is this item worth the time I spend cleaning/storing it?
-Do I have a similar item that serves the same purpose?
-Am I holding on to this for sentimental reasons?
-Is this item worn out or broken?
Here is a good list of general organizing tips:
Finally, here are some organized cats