Good Organization Tips
Your home should tell your story. I'm stealing that idea from Nate Berkus because it's true. When I was a kid during the Miami Vice era, I remember going to furniture stores with my parents and falling in love with black lacquer furniture with white and red accents. Definitely a trendy look, and certainly NOT me. That furniture had zero to do with my story, and would have been completely out of place in my rural Georgia existence.
I share my questionable childhood taste because now I know that it's a good endeavor to figure out what your story is, and how you want to convey that in your home. If your home is orderly and reflective of your personality, you'll be comfortable there. And if you're comfortable there, you'll be able to focus on the good things in life - cultivating creativity, experiencing intimacy, planning your dreams, and making memories. All good stuff.
I spend a lot of time making sketches like this one. In my mind's eye I know what the end product will look like, but I always struggle to find the time to get it done (preaching the choir here, I know). But I'm happy to share what I manage to accomplish with you, and maybe you'll find some inspiration to feather your nest too. I'd love for you to share your #featherednest genius on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and/or Instagram!
Life hacks are ridiculously popular these days. At their root is a basic desire to live in a manner that's efficient and effective. We don't want to spend more time, pay more, or have a tougher time of it than we have to.
The Highest and Best Use (#HABU) Challenge is kinda like a life hack. It encourages us to think outside the box and figure out how we can best use our space or objects, how we can best spend our time, and how we can best approach each day.
So, open your eyes and put on your thinking cap. Stop following routines that don't make sense, drowning in clutter just because it's there, and putting up with behaviors because you've never bothered to tweak them. If you're not pursuing the best use, then at best you're doing something that's second rate. That's no good.
I encourage you to take photos and take your #HABU to social media. I'll meet you there!