Mid-life Without the Crisis

It really isn't the destination, but the journey. May be cliche, but it's true.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Get it Together!

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. - A.A. Milne

If you're anything like me, you're always running across stories and pictures in magazines and newspapers that you want to keep, but who's got room for hundreds of magazines and whatnot?

So I started pulling out the pages I wanted so I could get rid of the rest of the magazine. But then what to do with all those pages?

My solution is pictured above. I got a binder I like, filled it with clear page protectors, added dividers with tabs, labeled them, and stuck all my loose pages in the binder. Now if I want to remind myself of a nifty decorating project I saw, all I have to do is look in the binder under "Decorating," and there's what I'm looking for.

In today's world, it's easy to have information overload, too much stuff, and not enough time. But if you get things organized in your personal spaces, you can feel calmer navigating through information and get things done more easily. And isn't that what a lot of us want, the ability to get things accomplished without pulling out our hair? Taking the time to get organized can save you time and headaches later.

Here's an article by my best friend about getting organized. She has some great tips. http://onlineorganizing.com/NewslettersArticle.asp?newsletter=go&article=576

Happy organizing!

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