It's TIME to invest in the home organization you, and your family deserves!
Home organization. It's the trendy IN thing right now.
You've binge-watched on Netflix. You've bought the best-selling organization and time management books. And the guilt you feel is increasingly overwhelming as they lay unread, adding to the clutter.
You're searching for the key that will, somehow, solve your organizational struggles, once and for all.
Yes, those books and shows can be inspiring and offer great tips. But sadly, they instead often leave a feeling of helplessness.
Spoiler alert. Real-life, home organization doesn't take just 30 minutes to complete like the tv show. What you don't see are the crews and workers behind-the-scenes.
Real-life organizing is a process. And often, a very long one.
But, it's in that process, that journey, we find ourselves!
The journey takes different turns as we evolve into each season of our life. Some seasons we have time to linger and hang clothes to dry in the sun. Other seasons we're lucky to get the clothes clean at all. Neither season is right or wrong, just merely where we are at that time.
If you've found me here in search of pinterest-perfection, you're on the wrong site. Yes, we CAN make your home pretty! But YOUR pretty may not mean alphabetized spice jars. Sometimes just having the spice jars allocated to one cupboard IS YOUR perfection.
Social media tells us what perfection should be and how our home should look. And for many of us, we feel defeated.
The truth is- we probably never will live up to these unrealistic expectations. While pictures of the end results look undeniably beautiful, too often, they're just not practical.
When you stop striving for home organization perfection, life becomes much much more rewarding~ and dare I say, easier! Function over beauty is the winner every time~ but you CAN have both. There ARE ways to make your home beautifully functional for your needs.
The most efficient home organization is the organizing that doesn't set us up for failure~
For example, let's take those clear containers we're supposed to empty our endless cereal boxes into ~
I doooon't know about you, but chances are pretty slim that your busy family will keep them organized, full, AND CLEAN. (wait- what? you have to WAAASH them??) Opening the cabinet to find empty, DIRTY, cereal containers that can't even be refilled before washing, is not the best way to start the morning—been there.
BUT- we CAN find a solution that WILL work!
Don't be discouraged. You CAN change your thinking and re-train your habits to find PRACTICAL ways to organize your home. You'll also find your time will be reclaimed in the process. And just because it may not be so-called picture-perfect, doesn't mean it's not YOUR perfect!
We're here to help you find what home organization methods WILL work for YOUR individual needs.
What started as a local professional home organization service has expanded into the MANY practical ways to bring peace into YOUR day-to-day family routines.
With twenty-plus years of experience raising four humans and a dog, Order in the Zoo will share:
• the Meal Planning Ideas to stave off starvation
• the personal Day Planning Organization system that gets stuff done
• Organized Family Living that saves our sanity
• simple Holiday Home Management to create the warm fuzzies
• the simple Home Organizing Printables we use to keep things straight
• the little tips and tricks that keep our family on track
Order in the Zoo will NOT:
• claim to have ALL the answers OR •. encourage you to throw everything away
I certainly don’t have all the answers.. My way isn't the best way.
I'm ALWAYS learning and will be the first to admit mistakes!
The hard truths: there isn't a magical organizing fairy. You can't snap your fingers and fix everything. It takes time, discipline, and work. There aren't any new organizing miracles. You'll already find every principle under the sun written about in books and film, each with the author's spin and different words.
I, the owner of Order in the Zoo, am a normal mom like you. I'm can only share my thoughts and feelings and hope it helps someone.
As for throwing everything away~
Our philosophy is to find the ways that will enable your home and your stuff, work for you. If you TRULY love it all and we can make it function WITHOUT bursting at the seams- great! If not, we'll find the alternates that work.
It's time to invest in yourself and your family!
Proper home organization will allow you to truly enjoy all life has to offer. You owe it to yourself to stop wasting your precious mind time on your disorganized state and refocus on what really matters.
Stop just getting through the day and start thriving!
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