Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tweaking your organising systems

One of the most important parts of organising is tweaking your systems.

It's perfectly normal to organise a space and find that it's not quite working the way you envisioned.

That doesn't mean you throw out the whole thing! Please don't do that :)

All you need to do is a little tweak here and there.

Like this:
The other night I was doing my whole face routine and realised that I was slightly irritated by a tiny cabinet above my basin. Remember, I have the dubious honour of having the smallest bathroom in the world. My Private Platinum Clients actually love seeing it - I should charge admission :o

This is how it looked before. There are tiny mirrored doors which open to the left and yet, I use the Yardley Oatmeal range on the left.


It took me about 5 seconds to do a quick tweak and move the bottles to the other side, like this:



Much better! Now when I slide the doors open, I can get to the moisturiser immediately and I don't have to slide the doors an extra 10 cm open.

It's about the small things. In the coaching world we also call these small things tolerations - they drain you just a little bit every time you think about it.

If there's a space that seems just slightly off to you, think about making a tweak here and a tweak there until it's organised just enough for your lifestyle.

What are you going to go tweak and re-organise?

6 comments:

annie said...

I just did a complete reorganization of emelia's room... let's just hope it stays that way.

Marcia said...

WOOOHOOOO, Annie - I'm proud of you :)

MeganS said...

I love to read posts that show organizing as really an ongoing thing. The idea that one way works for everyone is unrealistic. I love Yardley products!

A clean face is a happy face!

Trish said...

Thank you for all these wonderful organizing tips.. it's like you're some kind of neatness superhero!

Janette said...

Here is any idea that I use to store Curling Irons and Blow Dryers.

www.stowawayproducts.com

It works great and now I have my big deep drawer to put away other things.

Janette said...

Here is any idea that I use to store Curling Irons and Blow Dryers.

www.stowawayproducts.com

It works great and now I have my big deep drawer to put away other things.

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