continue to elude me.
At MOPS today we had a professional organizer come in today to speak with us. It was interesting, and she is coming over for a complimentary consultation on Friday. Yet, I feel as if I’m about as organized as I can get. Here are some of the Habits of Very Organized People she included in a handout.
They only keep what they need or love. we still have a room full of my inlaws stuff. Plus here is our mentality: We got a new universal remote. I programmed it for the TV, VCR and DVD player, each of which have their own remotes, not to mention the remote for the stereos. After making sure the new remote would run the afore mentioned items, I said, “Great! now we can get rid of this old, broken remote!” (It’s broken, which is why we got a new one to begin with) Still with me? And Kevin responds with, “Maybe we should hang on to it in case the new one conks out!”
They have a place for everything. Sort of. I keep things in a spot (flashlights for example), but then other people use it, and we end up with a flashlight in every room. Sitting out.
They put things back. See above. I have trouble putting things away myself.
They keep it where they use it. Generally. I keep my stamps and all note card materials together. Bowls & measure cups together. Hot pads above the stove. Fish food on the fish tank. Like that. But I don’t know WHAT Aviana’s measuring chart is doing on the dining room table or her piggy bank is doing in the china closet or her books are doing on top of the refrigerator.
They write things down. That would be why I have post-its all over. We do have a central calendar where I write my stuff and the girls stuff down and Kevin is getting into the habit of it!
They don’t procrastinate. That’s what I’m doing right now.
They don’t allow papers to pile up. Papers. What papers? Do you mean those papers? Or those? Or maybe these?
They set goals and assign deadlines. I set goals. I even set deadlines. I make lists. I just don’t usually make my deadline.
They don’t over schedule. I don’t do too badly with this one.
They prepare for tomorrow tonight. Rarely. Rarely.
They multi-task. Always. I’m the queen of nursing and doing anything else. Although truth be told, Brielle is getting too big to nurse and walk around anymore. So I nurse and cut things out, or nurse and email ect.
They give themselves an extra 10. Yeah, I do too, and then the baby needs changed, or Aviana took off her shoes, or I forgot to go to the restroom, or I realize there are no more snacks in the snack cache…