- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Hi Bees! It has been a while since I’ve been here, but I’ve always considered the Bee my place to go when I need help! Anyway, I’ve been adjusting to married life quite nicely, but my domestically challenged side is starting to annoy me. I am so sick and tired of having a disorganized house, and am ready to have it organized. My house is by no means “dirty” though. I clean on the regular (daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and seasonal cleaning schedules) but I just can’t get rid of my clutter. I think my problem is that I do not have a system for keeping myself organized, and my husband (I love calling him that) and I will put things in different places, depending on where we find it “logical”… so finding things is chaos sometimes!
Also… I am terrified of telling my Mother-In-Law “no” when she offers to give me a bunch of stuff. Extra bed sheets I will never use, napkin holders that went out of style in the 80s, hubby’s old stuffed animals (for our future children, mhmm…) etc. etc.
Plus, I have absolutely NO system for organizing paperwork. It litterally goes in to a cardboard box…
My problem is that when I go to look at “organization tools” I just cannot sort through the gimmicks and the REAL things. I also have no designer eye so I just cannot figure out where the organization things would go… heck our wedding gifts still aren’t unpacked (mostly) because I’ve no space for things! Which is insane because we’ve got a 5 bedroom 2 1/2 bathroom 3000sq ft house for just TWO people! (DH bought the house back when we were first dating, so I didn’t really have much say… he was tricked by the “man cave”… so now we have much larger house than we need). On top of that, two of the bedrooms have become STORAGE rooms with boxes and boxes piled up because our attic doesn’t have plywood… so its just exposed insulation or w/e and I was told that I have to have plywood down to store things… and I was told that I need to transfer the things from cardboard to plastic tubs for attic storage.
So I really need a starting place with things that will actually help me get organized. I don’t need the pretty things yet, but when I say I have no system, I mean, I have no system… Things just get put wherever there is space… Thank you!
I am horribly disorganized. I want to take my house back! Please help! What would be very helpful is a shopping list of MUST HAVES to start getting organized. I’m not talking the fancy Martha Stewart stuff, I am far from that. I am talking about the things that help the disorganized get organized… thanks!