Tire of Clutter and losing things? Our organiser will supercharge your memory!

Tire of Clutter and losing things? Our organiser will supercharge your memory!

Introduction, when you’re tired of clutter and losing things

Are you tired of losing things in your home? As a professional organiser, I have lost count of the number of times a client has exclaimed, “OH! I WAS LOOKING FOR THAT!” while we are working in their home. Losing items within the confines of our living space is an experience many of us can relate to, causing frustration, guilt, and sometimes even financial consequences. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of organization and share practical tips to help you locate misplaced items efficiently. Let’s dive in!

The Case of the Missing Laptop:

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Allow me to recount a memorable situation that emphasizes the impact of clutter and losing things on our lives. It involved a client based in Brisbane who had misplaced her work laptop. This particular laptop contained crucial information, and she knew it was somewhere within her house but couldn’t pinpoint its exact location. Despite searching for months and scrutinising every nook and cranny, the laptop remained elusive. The frustration mounted as she contemplated the possibility of giving up. During each session, every time we opened a box or looked in a cupboard, she was on tenterhooks as to whether we would discover it.

Little did she know that the laptop had been right under her bed the entire time, a mere 40 centimeters away (which we discovered when we were sorting out her bedroom). This incident serves as a stark reminder of how easily we can overlook the obvious and underscores the need for effective organisational strategies.

The Emotional and Financial Impact:

Especially as moms, losing something within the confines of our homes can trigger a cascade of emotional and monetary effects. The guilt, frustration, and embarrassment that accompany the loss of an item can increase based on its significance and the person it belongs to. Moreover, the financial burden of replacing lost items adds an extra layer of stress. However, by implementing simple yet effective organising techniques, we can alleviate these negative emotions and save both time and money in the long run (HINT – an organiser can help with all these things):

  1. Declutter and Create Dedicated Spaces:

One of the key principles of maintaining an organised home is decluttering. Regularly assess your belongings and identify items that are no longer needed or used. By letting go of unnecessary possessions, you create more space for the items you genuinely require. Furthermore, designating specific areas for different categories of items allows for easy retrieval and reduces the likelihood of misplacing them.

  1. Develop a System:

Establishing a systematic approach to organizing your belongings is paramount. Implement labeling systems, storage containers, and categorization methods to streamline the process of finding what you need. Group similar items together, such as keeping all kitchen utensils in one drawer or storing children’s toys in designated bins. A well-defined system not only makes locating items a breeze but also ensures that everything has a designated place, minimizing the chances of misplacement.

  1. Prioritise and Maintain Order:

While the initial organisation is crucial, maintaining order is equally important. Cultivate a habit of tidying up regularly to prevent clutter from accumulating. Return items to their designated spots after use, and encourage household members to do the same. By consistently prioritizing order, you create an environment where finding lost items becomes less likely, and a sense of calm and harmony prevails.

  1. Utilize Technology and Tools:

In today’s digital age, we can leverage technology to our advantage. Take advantage of apps and devices designed for organising and tracking possessions. Use digital storage solutions to store important documents and files securely. Additionally, employing tools like key finders or phone apps that help locate misplaced items can be a lifesaver when you find yourself searching high and low.

In conclusion, if you’re tired of clutter and losing things…

The frustration of clutter and losing things within our homes is a common experience, but it doesn’t have to be a recurring one. By embracing the principles of organization and implementing effective strategies, we can significantly reduce the likelihood of misplacing our belongings. Remember to declutter, establish systems, prioritize order, and leverage technology to create a harmonious

  1. Have one space or ‘home’ for each item type in the home (don’t split items across the home – it is harder to keep track of it all). 
  2. Have dedicated places for important everyday things (like a hook or bowl for keys).
  3. Empty your handbags/school bags/grocery bags at least weekly.
  4. Have a system for handling incoming paperwork that makes you follow up.

Many of my clients tell me that their houses are so much easier to keep tidy once we sort out their clutter. They are no longer overwhelmed by clutter and losing things. Everyone in the home can see where items belong, and it is easier to keep track of “out of place” items because they are easily visible.

Getting an organiser in and removing clutter is the first step to ending the “lost item” cycle. Let’s book one now. Not ready? Check out our Facebook page.

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