Baby Steps: Organization Tips for the Home
3.28.12

 

   As a mom of a 1-year-old, I’m constantly surprised how much I can learn from him.

I’m an aspiring professional organizer who’s always on the lookout for inspiration and wisdom about how to live in a calm and serene home.  What are the secrets, the tools and the qualities you have to    master to achieve this when you have children? (By the way, our baby girl will arrive in July.) Is it impossible? Or do you have to be a bit obsessed?

A couple of weeks ago, my son started to learn to walk. He truly enjoyed the process. His first wonky steps, he didn’t hurry, just practiced every day a bit when he felt like it. But you could see that he started to  realize that walking was more practical than crawling. For example, he could easily carry his beloved books to his mummy. Now, 3 weeks later, he is walking everywhere.

Why do we expect to be an organized person when we only de-clutter our house once a year come spring? It doesn’t happen overnight, but is rather a step-by-step process. We practice every day a bit, then slowly let go of our previous habits which don’t serve us anymore.

And then one day we wake up and realize we can run.

 

 

 

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