Hi. Sorry I went AWOL, I needed to take a mental break for a few days. Do you ever get burned out or tired? I do. It seems to happen to me about this time every year. A friend of mine was telling me that is the definition of spring fever. I didn't realize that – I always thought spring fever was the anticipation of warm weather. All I know is the best way for me to recharge is to step away from the computer and soak up my family and refect on what matters most. Today was a great day for that. Sunny skies and a crisp breeze…happy faces and no deadlines.
Now I'm charged up and ready to share some of my organization success with you this week.
These pics inspired my organizing. I can assure you my space won't be this styled, but the effort for order will be there. While I was breaking out in a sweat climbing over piles of toys, clothes and complete nonsense items trinkets last week, I realized that too much stuff is totally overwhelming. And it finally dawned on me that:
a) kids don't need that many toys. It can actually be a distraction to quality imaginative play – which is critical for their social and cognitive development. See an article about that written by one of my heroes here.
b) our kids don't play with half of the toys they own – they are usually more intrigued with crazy things like the items on my coffee table, scissors, pens, kitchen items or anything of high value that I love (ha!).
c) less is better and far more manageable for all.
I'm feeling very optimistic about my new philosophy of "less is more."
Less is more sane. Less is more manageable. Less is more fun!
[scanned images from real simple]