If there's one thing I know for sure, there are two kinds of organising I'm familiar with. The organised life I had before kids and the disorganised life I've had after kids. Soon after my first child and then soon after my second child, I had social workers from the hospital come to the house to teach me how to cope with letting go of organisation and focussing more on living minute by minute, day by day, doing the basics and letting all of that stuff go. It still gets to me when I see all the different Lego bits mixed in together or the boy's DVD movies mixed in with the girl's DVD's but I've come a long way.
I'm not even sure how long blogging has been around but one of the first blogs I ever followed was I Heart Organizing by Jen in the US. It was so inspiring how she managed to raise three boys and keep her house in tip top condition, ie so well organised. (Oh and by the way, in Australia we spell organise with an 's'.) I thought if she could do it with three boys, I could do it with a girl and a boy. Some how my house never looked like hers (and still doesn't).
You can find all of Jen's organising ideas here. She's one of many bloggers around the world with fantastic organising ideas. I used to follow a lot of them but it became too overwhelming for me. I'd be constantly comparing myself and my home to these people's homes and feeling so inadequate that I couldn't measure up. This year started out to be the year that I would finally get things organised like how I was used to but I had a couple of setbacks. I'm just coming good and starting to do little bits around the home again.
I'll share some low cost organising solutions for around the home this month. There's really no need to visit those beautiful house and garden type stores or home organising stores, really there isn't. Really. (I do love them though.)
This post is part of Domesblissity's THRiVING - Thrifty Living feature.