So you want to know how to stay organized or how I stay organized? The truth is; I don’t! I am only organized enough to get me by each day. I have skeletons in my closet just like everyone else. I call it my unorganized chaos or the “Monica Closet” (reference from “Friends!”), and it’s a part of my life that I’m working on as each day passes.
Do I like to admit it? Nope, but it’s the honest truth. Getting yourself or your home organized isn’t just about deciding that today is the day I will be an organized person. Is that part of it? Absolutely! But the biggest part of getting organized is the big mindset change you make within yourself. Achieving an organized lifestyle takes time, effort, more time, patience, and support. Oh and did I mention even more time? Yes, it takes a lot of that!
When I started organizing my life four years ago, I was ready. We had lived in complete chaos far too long. I had forgotten far too many things to count on my fingers and toes; I couldn’t find anything I was looking for, and I saw my boys follow in my shoes. That’s when it hit me that I needed to change my ways.
When I realized I was ready to change my ways and get organized, I had no clue where to begin. Instead of jumping in with both feet, I decided to study up on how to be organized, how to stay organized and what kind of organized person I wanted to be.
I picked up a few books at the library on organizing, and they had a lot of helpful information in them. The big problem with these books is that they didn’t hold my attention long enough to get anything out of them. They were written like the Clear Eyes guy, Bill Stein…for dry red eye. Catch my drift? They were bland, and most of them couldn’t keep the attention of a dog, let alone someone with undiagnosed ADHD. Squirrel!
I needed humor, life story stuff and I found that in the book: Side Tracked Home Executives, From Pigpen to Paradise. It was hilarious and very informative. It kept my attention. It made me laugh and not want to put it down. Trust me when I say, there are not many books that can keep my attention. But the Side Tracked Home Executives book did that, and I learned along the way.
While my life may not be as organized as it should be, this book was a game changer for me and my family life. If you are looking for an excellent organizing book that not only keeps your attention and helps you get your home organized along the way, I highly recommend Sidetracked Home Executives!
More Great Books On Home Organization
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
- Living Well Spending Less
- 31 Days to a Clutter-Free Life
- Organize Now! – A Week By Week Guide To Simplify Your Space and Your Life
- Organize Now! – Think and Live Clutter-Free
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