I did some organising and decluttering of my plastics drawers at home before heading back to work this week (the irony is not lost on me!). I am very fortunate that organising comes relatively easy to me (my biggest personal struggle here is procrastination) so I don’t automatically think about sharing my own organising activities, but I will aim to do more of it this year in the hope that it will provide you with some useful tips and an insight into how I organise my home – which is definitely not a perfect show home! Our home is very loved and lived in!
The dreaded plastics cupboard or drawer is so often a source of anxiety and comedy. I have heard many a joke over the years about shoving a container in the door, quickly closing it and running before you disappear under an avalanche of plastic!
My plastics were heavily used over the break, especially for left-overs from numerous gatherings. And whilst I am always very grateful for the extra hands in the kitchen helping with the clean up afterwards, the plastics drawers are a little out of control as a result.
Before we started back to work, this was definitely something I wanted to tackle. I am not a big morning person, so I just knew that if I didn’t get it done, the morning ritual of lunch prep, breakfast and multiple coffees (especially important on the first day back!) will be that little bit more of a pain.
Setting a time limit like 10 minutes is achievable, even for the most unpleasant of tasks, and you can usually find 10 minutes somewhere in your day.
Learn to Love White Space
As with all organising, it is really important that you follow your preferences as it will be much easier to maintain and also find things later on.
Maintenance is the Key
Organising isn’t about being pretty- it is about functional spaces and being able to easily access and use items when needed.