Organization is a skill I flounder at achieving lately.
Believe it or not, there was a time in my life when everything had a place. Nothing out of place was a strict rule I had for myself.
Thennnnnnnn, I got married.
Had two kids.
Hit my 40’s.
My very structured ways started relaxing. Little by little, things were being left out of place. Now, I shutter to even say this, but a couple areas in our house are down right sloppy. Though I try to justify the mess as “hey, I’m human,” or “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” deep down the lack of organization drives me bonkers.
The other day, I spent 25 minutes looking for my hammer. A tool I use almost daily, I inevitably set it down in a place where it wasn’t even close to where it is usually kept. When I found it, I couldn’t even track my train of thought as to why I left it where I found it.
This tapped me out. Enough is enough. I needed to bring back the organization, or at least some of it, and design a system that is easy, fast, and brings value to the words time management. Organizing the tools I use daily was the first order of business and using pegboard was my solution.
A DIY project that took me less than 20 minutes to complete, and an organized system that will certainly save me hours.
To see the easy how-to on organizing with pegboard, check out my column and watch my video!