In every area of life, it is good to evaluate your current habits and systems every so often and see if there is a better way you could be accomplishing things. What once worked might not be the best situation for you any more! Things change and circumstances change...and sometimes the great ideas and plans that we had need to change to something better as well.
This holds true in the organizing department.
Really, this is one of the fun parts of organizing. When something isn't working so well, you get to organize all over again! I love the challenge of separating things and finding a place for everything. It is one of the reasons I have never worked or studied well in my room...I look up and see more things I could organize! :)
But sometimes it needs to be done, so I challenge you: what is an area that needs to be re-evaluated? What about that area isn't working for you, and how could it be better? Take it apart, and try putting it back together a few different ways until you find one that works well for you!
Here is one area I am evaluating right now in my own organizing endeavors:
This tiny corner closet is a great place to keep all my fabric. It is handy to my work areas, and has deep - but narrow, narrow - shelves. Currently it is hard to find the fabric I am looking for...I have to take stacks of fabric out to get to the stuff in back, and when I pull one bundle out of the stack they all fall down. No rosies and posies about it.
As you can see, it is currently one hot mess with stacks and stacks of fabric. My ideas for a solution are:
- bins to hold the fabric. They would have to be narrow and I would most likely lose a couple inches of storage space on each side due to how the door is, but I would be able to maximize the space. I could stack a couple on top of each other on the shelves, I think, and organize the fabric by color. The only issue with this solution is I'm not sure they even make bins or totes this narrow. :/
- move the fabric and store something else in here. Maybe something I don't use as often or something that stacks better? I could store the fabric above my clothes in the regular closet instead. Regular bins and totes would fit up there easily and be easier to find.
- more hooks on the back of the door for storage possibly? My necklaces are there now, but maybe the back of the door could be utilized a little bit more?
- purge the fabric. Ok, this has to happen soon anyway. :) I end up with all these random pieces I will never use! Time to get rid of them and make more room for pretty things. :)
Challenge: pick one spot that could stand to be re-evaluated and...evaluate the situation! What clutter or extra items could be purged out? What changes can you make to the organization and function of the space to make it better?
I'd love ideas for making my little corner closet a better, functional space! Any thoughts?