Organization is my special sauce.
I separate my closet hangers with a 2 finger distance apart from each other for my visual delight. I arrange my perfumes in alphabetical order, well, cuz I can’t help myself. I accommodate my book library by theme bundles + arrange it by size for kicks + spins. I color coordinate my supply closet because I think it looks oh so pretty. I keep my party props inside a vintage Pepsi box that’s precious to me because I secretly believe they (and by “they” I mean the party props of course) feel very very important inside. Hence, the neat freak title. I think it suits me well actually.
Now, I don’t intend to convert you to OCDism (Obsessive Compulsive Disorderism, this word doesn’t exist right?). What I would like to do is bring more harmony into your life. Would you like that? To have less noise + less chaos + less clutter + less fuzz + less additives + less preservatives. Would you like to have more space + more clarity + more wiggle room to, well, be YOU + your world domination contribution? I thought so too.
That’s why I whipped up this Neat Freaks Illustrated Guide to Less Clutter, which I’m sure is the world’s shortest (and cutest) shortcut to organizing your life + reclaiming your space, cuz seriously though, who has time for the Almanac version?
So here you go, the Speedy Gonzalez organizational manual:
By “eliminate” I not only mean getting rid of the trash, although that’s part of it, of course. Eliminating is about removing anything + everything that no longer serves you in order to make room for your splendid life + your brilliant ideas too. Throw away supplies you haven’t used for 5 years + return borrowed items + toss expired artifacts + recycle whenever possible + discard all that causes you discomfort + give away what you have to spare.
Taxonomies are the lifeblood of an organized system. Knowing at a glance what you’re dealing with gives you great understanding. With understanding comes power. In your kitchen, for example, you might chose to group all your spices alphabetically in the same cabinet for easy access. Your studio desk is no different. You can choose to sort your supplies into categories like height + type or color to streamline your workflow + save you time.
Organizing your categorized items so that your finished projects look oh so beautiful is the ultimate mission. An organized life will make you more productive + save time + give you back your space. With the congestion gone you can use your work surface to do just that, work. An organized life will increase your productivity. As clutter disappears you’ll find that you can think more clearly. Clutter has a type of noise to it, doesn’t it? And when that noise is silenced you are free to devote your energies to what you need to accomplish + what you were put on this world to achieve. An organized life will save money + resources + the trees of the world will be grateful. It’s a win-win-win for all.
1. 2. 3. Boom everything’s neat + you’re not a freak.
See? Anytime you’re confronted by dusty villains + chaotic gremlins just whip out these 3 step guide + you’ll be equipped to combat the messiest of monsters (wink).