Tomorrow is the first day of National Organising week (N.O.W). It nicely coincides with the beginning of spring, which, for a lot of people, involves the urge to do some spring cleaning.
I am a Professional Organiser not a cleaner, but the two subjects overlap when it comes to maintenance.
Starting from today, I am going to endeavour to do a daily post about maintaining your home and/or office.
I think maintenance is highly underrated. Organisers get called in to bring the big guns, but if you don’t stay on top of the order we created, you will end up in the same Schlamassel again.
Most people do maintenance– not even realising. So some of the pictures I am going to post here might seem a bit banine…. there might be the odd day with nothing. We all live a busy live and even an Organiser is not going to do a daily project – or might not have the time to post it…
There are a couple of other things to note:
I choose this profession for a reason. I have been doing my maintenance pretty much all my live. It’s how I was brought up. Our house might not look like it a lot of the time, but it’s the standard me and my family are happy to live with. It doesn’t mean I don’t do any real organising projects once in a while (office anyone!!!) or force my family to tidy up their space big times (I have a 14 year old son!!). What I want to stress here is: don’t try to live up to someone else’s standard. It’s you and your household or office that has to function.
The other thing I am big on is timing: I will tell you exactly how long each maintenance project has taken me. It shouldn’t be the big scheduled project. Just like exercise experts talk about Accidental Exercise, I am thinking Accidental Organising. You will realise over the next week, there is a lot you can do with 5 minutes.
I think this is going to be fun!