It’s February and it’s time to get down and dirty (with organizing)! Keep it clean people 😉
Since we are in the month of February and it is supposed to be a month of love (and chocolate), I’m going to encourage you to chose a space in your home or office and enlist the help of a loved one to help you. Yes, you heard me. It doesn’t have to be a huge space. In fact, I encourage you to choose a smaller space to start with.
When it comes to organizing a space on our own, many of us can think of many ways to talk ourselves out of it. Have you ever said to yourself,
“I’ll do that next weekend.”
“I really don’t feel like doing that.”
“I have to spend my time doing ______. No thank you!”
Instead of trying to organize a space by yourself, enlist the help of your spouse or significant other. You might already be saying,
“No way – we don’t work well together.”
“We don’t have the same idea of what ‘organized’ means.”
We typically tend to have our own idea of how the job should be done. When organizing, or attempting to organize, with a spouse or significant other it can sometimes turn into a ‘not so nice’ experience. There are two key concepts to keep in mind:
- Be Nice
Be flexible in your ideas and ways, and expect to have to compromise.
2. Avoid Arguments
How do you do this? You listen. Even if you disagree with your spouse’s ideas, always let them finish.
It will also be helpful to communicate what you have in mind for your ‘plan of attack’. Once you have shared, then it’s time for you to listen to what they have in mind. You will either have the same idea OR you will have two different ideas. If it’s the latter, then you need to come to a compromise before you start to work.
My hope of having you work together is that you not only cut the work in half, but it will give you both an appreciation for your new space. The other hope is that you will have two people maintaining the space – since you both did the work! And who knows, when you’re all done, you may just want to celebrate! Whether it be with a great piece of chocolate or…..you know!
Please feel free to comment and let us know how it went for you!
Personal Note: For my husband and myself we will be re-organizing our closet (and let’s be real – it’s mostly his area of our closet). I will add my comments when we are done 😆