Let’s just be right upfront here. My life is currently the perfect picture of household chaos and floor strewn toys. With two small kids at home, I try to implement order and get organised, but alas! After 24 hours, my perfectly pieced together puzzle will end up decimated and likely with half the pieces in the washing machine (Finn’s favourite new place for depositing everything). But I can dream of the day my kitchen, life, makeup drawer and calendar stays organised. Now that Finn has turned one and the baby birthing is out of the way for our family, I can kinda see the light at the end of the chaotic tunnel (I’m sure the parents of teenagers reading are laughing at me hysterically).
I’m a natural lover of organising. My idea of the perfect rainy day would be to pull everything out of a cupboard, purge what isn’t needed and reorganise it all so it just works. I’d spend the rest of the week feeling smug every time the pair of shoes I was after was within reach. I lust after those kitchens with the slidey out bits that fit everything you need just so. Any part of life that needs to be managed or get organised, I have an ideal in my mind that I’d like to attain one day. Whether I’ll get there or not, who knows? But it’s fun reading all about the various ways to streamline and simplify regardless.
Here’s a list of my favourite books on the topic of organising. They’re in no particular order and cover slightly different realms of organisation. Home, work, schedules etc. But I’ve found all of them super valuable in my quest for simpler systems to manage the madness.