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I hope you’re not hungry because today I’m combining two of my fave pleasures – food and organizing.
Imagine a lasagna fresh out of the oven. Perhaps, like me, you are impatient and cut into it too soon. That beautiful, smooth layer of cheese on top gives way to layers desperate to fall apart. As we persist on getting the lasagna on our plate, it just splays out into a rich, hot mess.
Many people’s homes are like this, too.
Upon first entrance, it seems lovely. Beautiful. You might even go so far as to think they’re organized.
Then you dig in.
Drawers explode upon opening. The drawers may not open at all from being over-stuffed with things. Open a closet too quickly, and the contents may fall into a hot mess on top of you. Cabinets seem to have been arranged by a group of evil circus clowns on a drunken bender.
This is the part we gloss over, hoping you’ll continue to read our articles and buy our services. Truth is, however, that it isn’t always so easy-breezy.
Some parts just suck.
In my past life as an event planner, I worked for an organization that held 80+ events a year. The majority of these were outside, and weather could be as temperamental as a bride whose cake just fell. It could get intense, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazeballs staff. They rocked. How did I create my fabulous team?
Clutter is anything standing in between you and the house you want.
Does my workspace really matter?
A lot of people don’t think much about the physical space they’re doing their work in, past making sure that it’s not terrifically cluttered. We all love looking at office decor inspiration on Pinterest, but is that really the most practical space to put your attention? After all, things like design and aesthetics are often regarded as fairly shallow in regards to the big picture.