Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Organization is of God.

It's got to say that somewhere in the Bible.

I'm just sure of it.

I feel at peace when my life is organized.

And by life, I mean ... home, work, and personal organization in my spiritual, mental, & physical self.

When one of these areas is out of whack, I can go a little looney and feel like I'm falling apart. I'm sure that's not normal, but it's me or at least the perfectionist superwoman part of me that plagues me day and night. But, it's true that when all of these things are in synch, life is good. Organization makes me happy.

There are not many times when all these areas do line up. As you know, life doesn't like to go by our rules. Life likes to run rampant and fight us on any type of organization that we might try to accomplish.

So I've decided to get vigilant about it.

Yesterday I bought this book:

Don't let the title fool you. I am not a disorganized person. Not at all. I just have a compulsion to continuously organize in new and more efficient ways. I kinda get a high from this. 

Am I the only one whose heart's all aflutter when looking at these lovely pictures?
(This pic is from the actual book ... the rest are other amazing ones I love.)

I'm sure there's a name for this condition. But until then, I'll keep re-organizing.

I'm pumped about getting some things done in this house. 

My home has been in a constant state of chaos, creating much irritation for me. Our kitchen is still a work-in-progress and we, like everyone else, are extremely busy during this time of year. I stand by my standard "as soon as (fill-in-the-blank) is over" I will get started on this. My "fill-in-the-blank" for right now is Easter.

But, it will get done. I think I can get this house organized in one week. We're talking extreme organizing.

First step from the book ... get out the label-maker. Well, seeing as I don't own a label-maker (I didn't think people actually still owned those anymore.), that should take at least a few days. This process may take longer than I thought.


Tammy said...

Oh how I love thee Daphne, let me count the ways...picture #1, picture #2, picture #3...ehemm, I could do this all day. I knew there was something between us...its our organizational gift! :) Great post. And yes...my heart not only fluttered with those pics, it skipped a beat. LOL

Autumn said...

I totally get you on this one!
I have been known to say, "Chaos is of the devil!" (And I think that's in the Bible somewhere, too!)
Those pics make me happy.
Run out quick and get yourself a label maker!

Dana Dawn Calverette said...

Organization is in my DNA. Really. It is. I drive my kids nuts with my lists and schedules. I would SO love to live in any one of those pics! Obviously real people don't live in the spaces of those pics, and if they do, they don't have 4 kids! LOL

Wendi@EveryDayMiracles said...

Totally agree! Those pictures are kilin' me. I'm in love with them and my house is a far cry from any of them... (4 boys, well really 5... 'nuff said).

God IS a God of order. Really, look at creation. Veyr orderly. You are definitely on to something!

H-Mama said...

same here. organization relaxes me. but my home is a far cry from this mama's mental picture of organization. let us know what you think of this book??

Kristy said...

Yes organization has to be of God and chaos has to be of the devil like the comment above says! I love when our house is neat and everything is in it's place! Great pics!

Miss Southern Prep said...

Finding new ways to organize always makes me feel calm and relaxed! I have so many different organization techniques going on in my dorm room, it's out of control! Let me know what you think of this book!

P.S. I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog that you should check out!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Ooooh I am so with you on this one! Although with a nursing infant and a toddler, right now organization feels like something of a distant dream I once had :)

Tiffany said...

I assure you, you are NOT alone!:) I get excited about cleaning out the pantry;) I would like to know how you like the book, though.

Queen Mother said...

Yes dear Mama Belle, when the steps to achieve my goal are actually more daunting than the frustration that goaded me to begin the activity to begin with...I quit.

God bless the organized. And the rest of us.