AUGUST / / 24 / / 2015
by Erika Johnson
Hello everyone. My name is Erika Johnson and I have a confession: I have a serious love affair with all things pertaining to organization. As a mother of two young kids I am constantly trying out new methods of organizing my kids’ rooms and play area.
It began about two years ago when my kids were 2 and 1. Yes, 2 and 1! I quickly realized the kids had so many things that needed to be organized. Gone were the days of a neat and tidy house, or so I thought. It wasn’t enough to gather their toys and dump them out of eyesight. Something had to be done, but what? I began buying books and checking social media sites for home organization tips. I was instantly hooked. I decided that I would begin a full scale attack on my home. It seemed that everywhere I looked, I saw a need for improvement.
After giving my kids’ playroom a complete overhaul, I saw that when everything is in its place, things tend to run much smoother. My kids are now 4 and 3 and yes they do make a mess here and there, but it is that much easier when it’s time for them to pick up their things because of the system I have in place.
Whenever I take on a new task of organizing, it allows me to tap into my creative side. It allows me to think outside of the box. It’s amazing how many things we may have lying around our homes that can be repurposed for something else.
I began speaking to fellow school teachers about this love affair. As I learned tips, I shared them. We all want our classrooms organized and fully functioning. When you have a limited amount of space, organization is key. I have since began organizing for others. From bedrooms to junk drawers, I’ve organized it.
While we want our homes and offices organized, what about our day-to-day schedules? We have to make sure that we are as productive as possible during the time allotted. I mean, we have all used the saying, “There aren’t enough hours in the day”. Well, the next time we “meet”, I will be sharing little tips that have, and still continue to help me; from home organization to daily planning.
Talk to you soon,