Monday, 10 January 2011

Getting Sorted

Today I wish I did this...



Instead I started this...



Anyone who knows me is completely aware of the fact that I can be quite disorganised and very forgetful.  I blame it on too much to do and not enough hours to get everything done when really there is no excuse.  So, I have made a promise to myself over the holidays and that is...I AM GOING TO GET MYSELF ORGANISED!  I headed out today and found this great book {at Kikki-K} and a few other essentials which are going to help me.  After watching the news tonight, I think I am safest here at home getting myself sorted and away from all the horrible things this relentless rain is doing to our State.

image 1 - fulvia farolfi's hamptons home photographed by the selby

28 comments:

pve design said...

Good luck, one show used the word "surface abuser" so I am working on that - cleaning cluttery surfaces and having a spot for them. I think we all have so much to be thankful for. Hope the rain stops and all that flooding.
pve

simpledaisy said...

Oh I agree!!! Organizing is not my strength:) Good Luck!!


ps.i'm having a give-away on my blog!!!! Stop on over if you get the chance:)

Faux Fuchsia said...

The rain and flooding have really upset me. My focus has turned to Domestic Minutiae too- so soothing, so comforting, so within our CONTROL. Unlike this dire and devastating weather. I'm going to help Amber colour coordinate her books on the w/e. Can't wait x

Spiral Style said...

I feel your pain. 2 weeks ago I was walking on the beach, today I'm walking the dog in freezing temps with snow promised. Makes the next beach trip that much sweeter. Happy organizing.

Brooke said...

It's always refreshing to start the new year with a clean out and a bit of a tidy up. Hope the book helps :)

lily-g said...

Anna, When you manage that can you swing by and give me some pointers!! Trying to be organised is my new years resolution, but things just keep getting in the way...here's hoping for me and wishing you good luck.

quintessence said...

This is the bane of my existence as well - especially the paper problem. I have earmarked this year as the time to change all that - it's not a resolution mind you (those guarantee failure), just an initiative!

Silvana Kathryn said...

Good luck!

I can not function unless things are perfectly organized. If everything does not have a neat and easily accessible place it ends up in a pile which only causes more stress.

One huge tip that has helped me through many many an organization project is containers, containers, containers.

I rarely spend the time to make fancy shmancy labels or color code my sweaters, but have little baskets containing like items saves me so much time and effort.

The $1 store ALWAYS has tons of baskets, boxes and buckets. They are not the most elegant things [I used them in closets and cabinets where they are not always visible] but they work perfectly for most projects.

LiveLikeYou said...

I'm right with you. Decided to first start with a long overdue makeover in my home, that always helps to clear things out!

The Aly Way said...

I just got back from a tour with a group of people from Australia. They were heartbroken about all the goings on. I am praying for all the people and animals suffering.

I had a very similar Sunday; I spent the entire day cleaning and organizing my room, when I could have gone hiking with the dog. I feel better now though knowing everything is in its place!

~ thealyway.blogspot.com ~

Natasha said...

Hi Anna,
I know you are busy organizing, but I was just thinking of you when finishing this post, about a destination store in Palm Beach Florida. Come check it out, I think you will like it....

http://so-much-more-than-nl.blogspot.com/2011/01/shopping-palm-beach-style.html

Northern Light

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Looks like a book I could use! Don't feel bad about the rain - we have snow here!

aegeandesigns said...

Hello Anna, as an Aussie now living on the Greek Islands, I love reading your blog and seeing all your crisp beautiful photo's. I am also generally in a state of organised chaos, so your book recommendation is a definite for me! My heart also goes out to QLD. Looking forward to your next post!

aegeandesigns said...

Hello Anna, as an Aussie living on the Greek Islands, I love reading your blog and looking at all the clean, crisp photo's. I too am generally in a state of organised chaos, so this book recommendation is a definite for me! My heart also goes out to everyone and everything in QLD. Looking forward to your next post.

Allison

Vanessa said...

I spent all weekend trying to get myself organised. It was only a somewhat fruitful effort. I have a feeling it's going to be an ongoing project!
- xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

www.ruffledrose.com

Tera Little said...

i hope you share your progress! and what were the other "essentials" you picked up to help the process?

needing to do quite a bit of organizational work myself ...

Dagmarette Yen said...

The beginning of the year is when I like to get organized too. It helps you not only organize your home, but realize your priorities and goals you want to accomplish for the year.

www.thefinishing-school.com

Sandy said...

Good luck - Kikki-K is one of my favourite stores...

Bohemian said...

I had to Smile when I read the Post and saw the Book... I can SO relate... a professional organizer could spend half a lifetime and an entire career trying to get me better organized! *LOL* Much luck in your venture... I'd be inclined to take the ride on the Beach! *wink*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Treadgold said...

This made me laugh! I spent Sunday doing exactly the same thing, trying to create some order in my room where I create my jewellery - which also triples as computer room and husbands dressing room....Good luck! My heart goes out to all those affected in QLD as well.

mydesignchic said...

If we did not have 6 inches of snow in NC, I would be out buying this book...needing to do some purging in my home!!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Hi Anna, My thoughts are with everyone in Queensland ,I hope you and your family stay safe ,
I wish I was organised also I am sure it can't be too hard :)If the book works let us know and I may try it!
~Sharon~

The enchanted home said...

Good for you and I hope you do in fact get more organized, it feels great when you are..I am trying to do the same and in some ways, small ones I am finding success and it feels great. Good luck, new year, new life.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I need to do the same... I'm tired of seeing toys everywhere and have to get all of them before bed! By back even aches right now... am I getting old??? lol

Have an organized week! ;-)

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Kara said...

it's terrible what's happening!

hope all is ok where you are.

Lisar said...

I have this book...and haven't really ever utilised it...perhaps I'll get it out again!!LOL.
Thinking of and praying for everyone in the affected areas of Queensland and praying for the safety and protection of those others who are under threat...

lissanne said...

It's great containers work for Silvana but they must be used with great caution! Rampant containerisation does not equal organisation. I explain my views fully on pages 10-12 of my book, SORTED! the ultimate guide to organising your life - once and for all.

I am running a competition at my blog http://blog.sorted.net.au/2011/01/12/win-win-win/

if one of ABT's readers win - I will throw in a signed copy of my book too! Tell everyone!

Paddy said...

Oh Anna! Hugs! I love a person who admits to that kind of genetic disorder. I too am similarly indisposed with an inherited condition of complete disorganisation but rail against it. Just catching up with a few of your posts. As FF always suggests, comfort comes during these absolutely harrowing times in the minutia of every-day life.