One of our Radio Show guests defined being organized like this.
“If our day to day life, normal activities, flow well then that’s being organized to me.”
Does your daily schedule flow well for you? Can you find the things you need when you need them? Or do you feel like you are fighting against your current system? Bickering, blaming and late as you head out the door.
Many of you may have experienced jumping on an inner tube and floating down a river with family or friends. It’s fun because you can sit back and enjoy the ride and the views that surround you.
The flow of the water carries you along downstream without a lot of effort for the most part. You can jump off at times, swim around with the others, and hop back on. You arrive at your destination down the river possibly a little sunburned and tired, but with some great memories of the ride.
Contrast that with the paddle boat experience. This normally involves one adult doing the pedaling, a small, distracted child on the other pedals, and two unruly riders in the back jumping up and down yelling to go faster. Unfortunately, the adult in charge is the only one pedaling and the boat ends up spinning around in circles in the middle of the lake. This is nowhere near the far side of the water where more disciplined boat crews work to arrive together and enjoy feeding a group of adorable ducklings. The spinning paddle boat ride usually ends with children screaming for their lives as the boat approaches the unloading dock nearly taking out an innocent grandmother standing near the edge.
Clutter Interrupted wants to help equip you with tools that can help you create a flow that works for your home. Creating systems and places for stuff allows you to feel like you don’t need to do all the “pedaling” yourself and keep you from spinning in circles. It also creates roles for your family members that can allow them to pitch in and keep you all moving forward.
Whether your clutter issues involve your schedule, your home, or your relationships we hope to offer hope, direction, and practical tips that can help you enjoy the ride of life a little more.