I’ve got a confession for you guys. . . when it comes to being organized I’m the absolute worst. Every now and then I manage to get my apartment and work areas in order, but then something happens and the next thing I know clothes, shoes, magazines and everything else in my life has got my place in a tornado. It can be quite frustrating, especially for someone who works at home on a regular basis as well as has a wardrobe of large quantity. Currently I’m at a standstill with organizing because I just don’t know what to do with everything, aside from donating a large portion of it. But even after donating my old things, in due time I’m sure I’ll acquire new pieces, so I need to formulate a plan from falling back into my old disorganized routine.
I recently rearrange my apartment for the millionth time and I think I’ve finally found a layout to my liking. It was a lot of work this last time around and I have zero plans of changing it again, so I guess I better like it. haha. Now that my furniture is in place, it’s time to start putting my things back in one piece.
But where to start?
That’s usually where I get stuck.
So this afternoon I did something semi-proactive and sorta geeky all at the same time. I purchased a book about organizing one’s space and life. I felt a little silly bringing it up to the check out line, but hey, maybe at the end of this project I’ll be an organizational queen. (that’s my ultimate goal)
“Organize Now! A Week by Week Guide to Simplify Your Space & Your Life”
So as I venture through my journey to ultimate organization, I figured I’d share some bits and pieces of what I’m dealing with, goals, troubles, etc etc. It may sound a bit boring and dorky at first (it does to me haha) but who knows? Maybe it’ll be fun and could inspire a few others who are struggling like myself to do the same.
Also if you’ve got any great organizational tips for me, please share them!
Good Morning! Biscuit is clearly not amused by my morning antics, I guess I wouldn’t be either if it was 6am. Yes its true, I’ve been waking up at 6am for the last few days to get my day started earlier than usual, and I plan on keeping this schedule from now on. So why the sudden change in my sleep times? Here’s a little bit of a life update from me since 2011 started:
1. I was recently hired on the editorial staff of the New Times
2. I’m working in the PR industry
3. I still have to maintain my blogs & freelance work
4. I’m working on an accessories line & re-opening my shop
5. I am in school
So lots of big things happening in the new year and I couldn’t be more excited, but it just means I need to find some more room in my day to get things done as well as still have a social life. Honestly, after waking up for the last 3 days super early I think my body is finally getting used to it. It’s nice to look at the clock and see 9:30 on the screen knowing that I have already gotten so much done.
So I’m having a bit of a dilemma . . . well its not major just can’t make a decision on something regarding facebook. For awhile now I’ve had a personal facebook page, I share bits of my personal life on there such as photos, as well as share my blog links and updates. But as of late I’ve been considering making a blog “fan” page where I can interact with readers, upload my blog updates without annoying my real life friends, and keep my personal page a little more private. But here is the issue that I’m struggling with: My personal blog doesn’t have a blog name, it’s just Betsey J, so having a fan page for myself (although its really about my blog) feels very self indulgent and narcissistic. But maybe I’m just over-thinking that? I just feel like I rather give my (real life) friends on facebook the decision if they want to read my blog links as opposed to congesting up their news feed, and have the option to keep my personal page more private.
So what do you guys think? Do you think its a good idea or totally narcissistic?