Wednesday, October 19, 2005

s p a c e

living in a flat has its pros and cons. a pro is that it is so easy to just lock up and go. being an active and adventurous family, this is definitely a plus. a con is of course the lack of living and storage space.

our two bedroom nest was just perfect for my hubby and i when we moved in as a newly married couple. then arianna came along and it was still alright as the second room became her bedroom. then roque came along, and suddenly our place was so tight. of course with more kids, we accumulated more things...

a professional organizer offers a simple solution to this problem. she says just follow these 5 simple steps:
S - SORT: survey all your stuff and group related things together
P - PURGE: throw, discard. this is the hardest step for me as i am a certified pack rat; someday there will be use for every little seemingly insignificant thing; my being sentimental does not help at all
A - ASSIGN: decide where to put your stuff depending on the various activities which happen in certain areas of the home; well, there really is no luxury of choice in our flat
C - CONTAINERIZE: this can only be done after doing the first 3 steps; do not buy a container, not knwoing what will be inside it, and where it will be placed
E - EQUALIZE: to maintain order, each day is clean-up day

seems simple enough? we actually do some of these steps a couple of times a year. and it will not hurt to try again... and again. but then one can only do so much rearranging given a limited s p a c e. and maybe it is really about time, after almost 12 years blissfully cocooning in our flat, to move out of this space we have physically outgrown. just thinking about it, i am tickled at the thought of moving into a bigger living space, for example, a house...!!! :)


Blogger mama_aly said...

If your like me, even a bigger place will fill up quickly. Go get 'em bigger house while you can afford it. With prices skyrocketing, it's not good to take your time.

Thursday, 20 October, 2005  
Blogger freckle-face said...

i'm glad my hubby reads my blog and the comments from time to time... hope he takes your advice! ;) and yes, i should have my own nook for all my junk...

Thursday, 20 October, 2005  

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