My Store

My Store
Stop by & Peak!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mission: Organization

I must confess: I'm not good at organization. I'm not dirty, but my house can get messy at times. Working part time, paiting at night time and having two kids and chasing them around do throw me off a bit. Having all my art supplies or bills, my oldest daughter's school stuff and toys. Oh my, my...

But one of my this year's resolution is to be more organized and I've been doing pretty good. The thing is my mom used to do everything for me and my sisiter. We barely picked up and brought our own dishes to the kitchen sink after dinner. My mom used to clean out my handbags or shcool uniform's pockets. I'm not blaming her - I'm deeply grateful for all that she's done. I must say that I was spoiled girl who didn't know how to help my mother. And I'm embarrassed by it.

The funny thing is, my family and I were at my in-law's for dinner awhile back and I started clean up after my two daughters. "Honey, you tell the girls to pick up their toys, you don't need to do it.." my mother in law said. That's when it hit me. I'm turning into my mama!

I think it's important to teach my kids how to clean after their play time and I'm doing it now... I throw away stuff more. No more clutter and it feels so much better!

Here are some photos from Real Simple magazine - I realize now that ORGANIZATION is just divine...

Actually, I do fold my underwear just like this photo - my mom taught me that.

After seeing this photo, I did organize one of my drawer just like this and it works great!




I'm trying to organize my girls' closet and I really like this idea...


Note: My girls room doesn't look like this, but I thought it's funn photo...


And it looks like this now. Isn't it cute????
So, are you organized??? What's your secret to be organized? Pleas share!

11 comments:

Dionne said...

Oh I love these organizational pics. Pretty and functional!

For me, organization comes in phases. Sometimes I am super organized, other times I am a mess!

Andy Tan said...

These are so beautiful! I so love organizing, but I dunno, my room just end up with such clutter anyway!

thanks for the lovely post dear!

xoxo,
andyquirks.blogspot.com

Mrs Gloves said...

I am SO not organized. Everytime I try, I get discouraged. I love the ideas the Real Simple has but they just don't work on our budget.

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ A Grande Life

Shannon said...

Stopping by from SITS. I'm about the same as you in terms of organizational luck. I like the drawer ideas. I've been trying to work on one drawer at a time since the beginning of the year. That's a great idea. My mom never taught me that!

Shannon said...

Stopping by from SITS. I'm about the same as you in terms of organizational luck. I like the drawer ideas. I've been trying to work on one drawer at a time since the beginning of the year. That's a great idea. My mom never taught me that!

Jodi Kendall said...

Nice!

I'm an NYC-based writer for the National Geographic Channel, just discovered your blog!

www.jodikendall.blogspot.com

One of my good friends recently did a post on craft organization - you might be interested in checking it out:
www.homemadegrits.blogspot.com

Sew Chic said...

WHo doesnt love things organized? its just so pleasing to the eye to see that everything in its place, all colour co ordinated ahh pure bliss.

The secret to keeping things organised is to the the things right back in its place...

Stopping by from SITS

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique
http://www.sewchicandunique.com

Kristin said...

I have no secret as I totally need to get organized!!

The Nest said...

ugh i know my craft area is the MOST unorganized part of my room :( i wish it wasn't so...

Diana said...

Getting organized isn't always easy. My best strategy is being willing to get rid of things. Throwing junk away, giving stuff I don't really need to hang onto to GoodWill. And lots of pretty boxes from IKEA.

Maki said...

Girlies: Thanks so much for your comment - I'm so not good at organizing and I'm a bit relieved that many of you can be the same way at times:)

xoxo