Thursday, March 15, 2007

Quote of the Week:


"Organization is like exercise.
It's not very effective if you do it only once; you have to keep at it."

-L.A. Organizing Pro Jill Pollack (jillpollack.net)

3 comments:

Mom said...

Hi, Melissa, I just wanted to comment on one of your suggestions regarding my jewelry. I cleared out my top dresser drawer of the socks and put in a few empty styrofoam egg containers for earrings, extra necklaces, pendants, rings that don't fit in ring holders, and misc. It really works and doesn't matter that it looks funny, because it's hidden in the drawer. Georgette

Busy Bee said...

That's great! Sometimes it's better just to "get it organized" than worry about how beautiful something looks--especially when it's out of sight in a drawer. If it doesn't bother you to look at, then it doesn't really matter if it's gold or syrofoam! :) That's why I use clear plastic bins in my closets. It keeps me organized and gets the job done!

mothergoose said...

great quote. And Hi Georgette!!

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