Management Systems For The Unmanageable
Thanks to social media, HGTV and blogs exactly like the one you are reading right now (!), we all think we should declutter. Yes, clean up, clean out and enjoy the stress free life right? Maybe those extremely stressful, marathon clean out sessions didn’t take at your house either. Perhaps the reason is because so many of the how to books are written by organized people who frankly, must make organizing their hobby. The book above is written by a gal who has the same philosophy as we do when designing a home. Everyone has a system of how they operate. Tweaking that system is the best way to manage clutter and get a little closer to finding that unicorn of the stress free life.
Our design firm, laurelbledsoedesign, is contacted when a house, or business, has a problem. We are not hired when a home works perfectly for the special people who reside there, or when a business is functioning at 110%. Contrary to the ancient stereo type, that interior designers float in to discuss the latest color or decor trend, designers today have to be the workhorse of innovation. Our job is to incorporate new, problem solving ideas with what is already working in a structure. We will build it and your management system will come.
Laundry Management A Good Place To Declutter Every Week
Those of us who travel for work know how important it is to have systems in place that basically “take care of us” on those precious days we are home and not doing our day jobs. Laundry is one area that everyone has to deal with. Nothing makes me feel more accomplished than having all the laundry clean and waiting in the closet for whatever its next assignment will be. I have to think this feeling applys to most of us….even if we don’t have dual washer/dryers in our laundry areas! (we confess, we often design a laundry area with dual dryers to save a remarkable amount of time!)
This is one area where multi tasking is promoted in many of the DIY books out there. For me, this means staying home and tackling all the other at home things on the To Do List. For others, it might running errands while a load washes. Love the reality in Dana K Whites Blog where she gives us a complete overview of her laundry day. At the very least, her blog will give you something to read while you wait for that load to come out of the dryer and hang it up right away!
The Best Management System Is The One That Works For You
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