Did you like my little play on words? I wanted to write again about organization for a couple of reasons.
First, I am in the process of reorganizing my craft area at home. Organizing can be frustrating. There is always a much bigger mess to get to the finished, organized space. And I HATE that!! Having two little boys at home, I have only been able to really work on the craft room in little bits while the little guy is napping or after they are both in bed. Therefore, it is taking a long time and I really want to be down there using it to CREATE!! So, that's one reason I'm writing this post.
Second, when I started this blog, I wrote quite a few posts about reorganizing my office at the Montessori school. My favorite organization project was my Cubicals organizer that houses all my seasonal items by month. When I went garage saleing (still don't know if that's a word or if I spelled it right) the other day, I bought several seasonal items and I wanted to show how they fit into that system.
The left photo shows my September "drawer." At right, you can see all the things that are stored in it. The 4 boxes of apples I bought at the garage sale went it there. And it already had other seasonal items like books, shapes, manipulatives, games, and other activities. I wanted you to see that those drawers really hold a LOT! And it's great to have it grouped seasonally. That way I won't forget what I have because it is all together, ready to pull out when I need it.
Accordingly, the Christmas ornaments I bought at the garage sale went in the December drawer, so I will remember to get them out for either PL or a math activity. The little glass heart dishes went in February, etc. It's really a great system.
The left photo shows the inside of the September drawer. You can see that there is still quite a bit of room to put more things in it. At right is the contents of the February drawer. I have several bigger items in this drawer, but they still all fit in it just fine.
Finally, I wanted to explain the title of this post. As you can see, I am someone who really likes to be organized. Even so, I never have things quite how I want them (especially at home). However, I am still really glad I have a SYSTEM in place. Yes, it took time and even money, but it is so worth it to have everything where I can easily find it. In the long run, that will SAVE both time and money. I have been around people who "diss" organization. I am referring to the people who say things like, "I can never be organized." OR "I'm so disorganized." I just want to point out that organization is attainable to everyone. Yes, it comes more naturally to some than to others. We all know which side of the fence we fall on. But everyone (even the chronically disorganized) knows someone who is organized. My suggestion here is to find one of those people and enlist their help. Chances are they are dying to be asked (I LOVE to help organize, especially OTHER PEOPLE'S stuff!!) and you will benefit greatly in the long run.
OK.............I'm stepping off the (organized) soapbox now. Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any great organization tips, feel free to post a comment. You are even welcome to email me at the link on the sidebar and send me a photo to illustrate your organizational skills. With your permission, I will post it on the blog!!