Your personal and organizing styles play a huge part in how you feel when you walk into a space. First determine your organizing style. Are you a piler, filer, or into binders? Yes, you can be all three! Forget color coding files and pick the style that works with the particular problem you need to solve. A natural piler will love dropping filing for piling when it comes to bank statements. Files are fabulous for client information and bookkeeping. A binder works great for items you reference on a regular basis and need at your fingertips.
Is modern your look or vintage more your thing? Integrate personal style into your space through color and containers. Jayne loved vintage, so we shopped in antique stores to find just the right items. She splurged on one large, fabulous, and functional piece then ditched the hodge podge look forever. When Jayne’s new hutch arrived I received an e-mail saying she loved it so much she wanted to hug it.
Simple is often stylish. Jayne had her luscious trims tucked in a drawer. Now, pinned to a board, she has easy access and gathers inspiration for her designs. Beads are stored in glass jars placed on shelf risers and lazy Susans for easy access. Fabrics now adorn the shelves of her new hutch. Her project table no longer faces the wall but is now turned sideways into the room, opening up the space while taking advantage of the view and natural light.
The key to staying organized is twofold:
1. Create simple systems that suit your organizing style.
2. Schedule an “office day” once a month to keep on top of the whole shebang.
Sustaining the systems you put into place will allow you to continue dreaming big and living the life you imagine.
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