A few thoughts about an organized home

Soo…. I am kind of behind in writing all those posts that I was thinking of. But lately when I come home from work I don’t really feel like doing anything. It’s been pretty rainy here lately and I guess that makes me so lazy.
There are still so many things on my fall to do list that need to be done. I really want to get all the rooms perfectly clean. Cleaner than ever before 😛 . My plan is to get more organized before we will eventually move into a bigger house with a big garden and have children. I want to know what works best for me for keeping the house tidy. This is why I chose to try deep cleaning in fall and spring. And maybe at some point I won’t even need to deep clean every room at once because I will have a good system. And of course there is my computer that definitely needs some organizing. I have way too much music on my computer so I end up listening to the same songs because I don’t have a good overview. Also there are my pictures that need to be organized.

Here are a few helpful websites I found:

This one has monthly checklists that also account for holidays.

http://creativeorganizing.typepad.com/creative_organizing/2012/01/a-year-of-organizing-checklists.html

And then there is a website with 7 habits that organized people should have. I should really take this to heart.

http://www.operationorganization-mn.com/2011/09/7-habits-of-highly-organized-people.html

I have never really thought of organizing my manuals and warranties:

http://askannamoseley.com/2012/01/day-12-organizing-manuals-warranties/

And a great article about how to keep the house clean

http://www.squidoo.com/clean-and-clutter-free

You can also check out my pinterest board on this topic:

My problem isn’t actually that I am horribly untidy and unorganized but I like getting tips on how to improve and so far I don’t have so much space and so many items to be highly unorganized. But as I said before, it is always good to prepare for the future. 😉
An organized home means that you don’t waste time on looking for something that you need and that you can use your time for something more fun or urgent.
It just makes you feel more comfortable!

As Fall Comes…

It got pretty cold here already and I am in fall mood. So I made a fall to do list. I seperated it into what I have to do indoors and outdoors and what I want to do to have some fun and enjoy this pretty season as much as possible.

There is something I like about every season.
For fall it is the leaves that change their color and that you can light candles and drink some tea or hot chocolate while reading a nice book. Eat apple pies and plum cakes, sometimes even enjoy the rain outdoors (okay, maybe not everyone likes the rain, but I sometimes do… ;-)), go for long walks through the forest and hear the leaves rustling.

” Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ”

Albert Camus

Homemade is better!

  1. It is fun!
  2. You appreciate what you make more than what you buy because you spent so much time on it and because it is exactly what you wanted which leads me to the next point that
  3. homemade items are unique and special: When you craft something you can make what you need with lots of extra details that a bought item might not have. I sometimes go to stores looking for an item that came up to my mind but I often can’t find one that is exactly like what I want. So I end up making it myself. Also you won’t run into somebody who bought the same item.
  4. homemade food is healthier: You can control the ingredients you use and don’t have to eat poison junk food.
  5. it is cheaper: Especially when you think of how early some clothes break it is cheaper to sew them even if it seems more expensive on the first place for simple things like shirts, they last longer when sewn by yourself. And most of the time you have fabric, yarn etc. left over which you can then use for a new project. Furthermore it is cheap to redesign items because you barely have to buy anything for that.
  6. quality: Considering that most retail products are made in China and other cheap quality countries, it is always better to make it yourself!