Happy Valentine’s Day!
You look around your love nest. You notice the piles of shoes by the front door. Then there are the piles of papers and magazines cascading off the coffee table and the CDs and DVDs scattered on the floor. The living room is going to have some serious work done to look romantic. Maybe just scoop it all up into a box that you stash in the spare bedroom and deal with it later.
But what about the dining area where you want to put out that romantic meal? It seems to be covered in projects, bills, used plates and silverware, along with clothes to fold and put away. It is definitely not ready for that special meal. Another box or two?
On to the bedroom for a hard look. More scattered clothes along with stacks of books and magazines. And all those cosmetics on every surface. This room is not ready for that special night even if the lights are low and you use candles.
OK, do what you can to salvage tonight but then go back and look around the common areas in the home. If you want a peaceful romantic feeling what are you going to have to do to inspire that romance?
Remove everything from those zones that do not match your vision. Have specific places for everything that does belong in that room and put those items away. If you are short on space, let some things go or look for another storage area.
Now, clean and polish those newly exposed surfaces. Put out some flowers and candles. Play that special music.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Being organized Is romantic, too.
Enjoy your special day!
Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer