“They’re getting dressed all by themselves in the morning,” she said.
“Do you know how much time that saves us?”
A recent client was telling me how the organizing we did in her 4- and 7-year-old children’s closets was saving her and her husband at least 15 minutes every morning.
I like to think of organizing systems as plugging leaks in a bucket. When the kids can get ready on their own
in the mornings, it plugs a leak in the family “time bucket”.
These opportunities are everywhere, although they can be tough to see in our own lives because we’re too close to the situation.
Take this example:
All your Polos are stuffed in two drawers. They used to be folded, but we all know how that goes. So, every time you want to wear one of those Polos, you need to iron it, which takes 10+ minutes to do. If we just find room in the closet to hang them, they’ll be ready to go right away, saving you a few hours a month of busy work.
What if you could find, and plug, three leaks in your bucket that cost you 20 minutes a day?
You’d have an extra hour of time every single day…to take a bike ride, to play with your kids, to meet a friend.
Take a second and think about what would make your day go off with out a hitch?
Let’s focus on the things that are under your control, because we have the power to change those.
Once you know what the big issues are, just communicate them to me.
Because the right organizational system will streamline those trouble areas or eliminate them completely.
Odds are, you either don’t have or don’t want to spend the time to do it yourself or spend the effort learning what to do AND implementing it! That’s why it hasn’t gotten done already.
I’ve seen a trend really picking up steam — people wanting to completely let go of the responsibility to stay organized. They know life is easier when they never have to think about it. Just one more thing they know is taken care of without any effort or time on their part.
That’s why more of our clients are opting for Monthly Organizing Refreshes. Because even the best systems deteriorate over time without proper maintenance.
Doug’s reading a book right now called, The Power of Full Engagement, and one of the big ideas in it is that we’ve only got so much mental bandwidth.
The more “open” things that are on our mind, the less available energy we have to devote to any one thing, and the more likely we are to feel overwhelmed.
All that to say, the Monthly Refresh can take organizing off your mind for good and eliminates that constantly “open” to-do.
Your home stays up to par with your standards, without you spending any time thinking about it.
So, this month, pay attention to those “leaks in the bucket” and reach out to me for more details about the Monthly Refresh Program!
P.S. Happy Early Valentine’s Day to all the lovebirds out there :)