Why only organize mornings? Because mornings offer a wonderful chunk of time that very easily slips away if we’re not careful. Who’s not tempted to go online? Meander through email? Make a doctor appointment? Instead, try this plan of attack and see how much more you can get completed:
Do you have a ga-zillion digital photos…somewhere on your computer? Maybe some on your laptop or some on the home computer? Time to organize!
First Step: Choose a method of organizing. Many opt for the chronological approach because cameras automatically offer a date. Using a numerical date system (01 for January) will help because the computer will be able to sort for you. Inside those folders you can create different themes,
Those catalog pictures? Sure, I’m stating the obvious, but nobody lives there. Meaning, these beautiful rooms were not developed for a real person who has recycling and work and nail polish bottles and children’s items and shoes and paperwork and blankets that need laundering. The takeaway? After organizing, upkeep is a vital part of the process and everything won’t be perfect all the time.
Here are more organizing myths that should make you feel better:
- Declutter once and you’re done.
Many organizing tips for keeping a neat closet often are directed at women but men need a well-designed and organized space, too.
- All closets look best with identical hangers. For men, plain, wooden hangers are my suggestion. They’re also easier on clothing. But sweaters? They’ll become misshapen. Instead, he should plan to stack his sweaters on built-in shelving.
- Many closets offer a space for long-hanging items, like formal dresses or coats.