Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dis-Organised Chaos....

Many years ago, I worked in an office.  In a plumbing supplies, of all places.  Anyway, I was fresh out of my TAFE business diploma course and got straight in to a junior position.  Lucky me!  Over the following couple of years, I moved up the ladder (well, there wasn't far to move, but I did) and found myself doing a bit of work for the Managing Director.  It was around this time that the office manager pulled me aside and suggested I use one of those "Things to do today" notepads......  Not very subtle really.  But effective nonetheless.

I have never been a super organised human being.  It is the thing I dislike most about myself.  We have only been in this house for a matter of weeks, and it's beyond me how there is already a pile of crap sitting on my kitchen bench??  I've been so good since the move - directing crap to its appropriate home, but it seems you cannot outrun six people's crap!

This past week I have discovered the joy of CORFLUTE.  Cor-what????  I had heard of this magical plastic like board for the past year or so, but did not feel the urge to jump on it - until now.  Until I decided I had to work out this shoe box sewing room.  And this my friends, is how corflute has put SOME organisation in to my life....

I also have lots of lists.  Some written down, some just in my head.  I have lists of what needs to be done, what should be done and what I would like to be done.  There is never usually an order to how these lists progress, but they are there.  Here are some things currently on my lists:

Plant all the plants we bought on the weekend
Hem Cadyn's curtains and our sheers
Hang pictures on walls
Get Chloe's immunisations done
Get quote for driveway and carport
Find laundry storage/cabinets
Seal grout on tiles
Paint staircase
Assemble shelving in sewing room
Organise Dad to come to Melbourne to do plumbing
Make Cadyn and Chloe's quilts
Make Lochie's dental appt
Do our tax returns

And the lists go on and on and on......

I really need a better system to organise my life!  I feel like I'm passing on my disorganisation to my kids - especially Chelsea.  Two weeks I have been asking her where her reading log is for school.....and every single day she has left it at school.  I wrote it on her hand on Monday.  She still forgot.  Sigh.....

So - what can I do?  I need suggestions.  How do you get AND stay organised?  Or are you in the same predicament as me?


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  2. I am the last person in the universe who should offer organisational advice, so instead I shall offer someone elses! I quite enjoy reading through this blog: The Happiness Project and I've included a link to this weeks 'Pigeon of Discontent' (ya know, like the 'Bluebird of Happiness' but the opposite...*lol*) http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?post=529585168&frame_type=a&blog=351371&link=aHR0cDovL2hhcHBpbmVzcy1wcm9qZWN0LmNvbS9oYXBwaW5lc3NfcHJvamVjdC8yMDEyLzA4L3BpZ2Vvbi1vZi1kaXNjb250ZW50LWktY2FudC1vcmdhbml6ZS1teS1tYWlsLTIv If you want to get straight to the advice I referred to scroll down a smidge and well-ah! Hopefully there will be something there that will help, provide direction, give you focus, not make you want to punch me.

    Good luck managing the crap-plosion chick!


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