What is organising anyway?
- a feeling of having things under control,
- clean and tidy spaces,
- feeling prepared eg. with having something to wear, finding bills and paperwork, or knowing what you're having for dinner,
- saving money on replacing lost items and buying items you discover you already have when you get home,
- and saving time searching for your keys.
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#1 Organising is a great way to get to know yourself
#2 Organising tells you how much you can maintain
#3 Organising allows people (whether that is your other half, your kids, family members or friends that you invite to your home) to help you
On a daily basis, people need to be clear on where things belong, particularly with respect to clothes and dishes. I'm not talking about putting things away, just knowing where they belong as a starting point. And kids need constant training as they grow and become more capable. Beyond the daily, there are lots of circumstances where having things organised will allow people to help you.
- How to feed your cat when you're away,
- where the medicines are when a child has a fever during the night,
- bring or make you soup when you're sick,
- how to put on a load of washing when you have a new baby,
- where the best takeaway food places are when they're housesitting (mmm pizza), and
- what to do with the rubbish and recycling when cleaning up after a party.
- What about if you decide to have an extended holiday overseas or live in another country for a couple of years? Who is taking care of your bank statements and bills while you're away? You will need someone to help you with that.