Tuesday, 14 August 2012

"organised" – schweppes giveaway, part four: 2x Kikki K Stationery packs

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Hooray, time for another Tuesday giveaway! Here is the fourth of the seven giveaways. This week's giveaway is for 2x Kikki K Stationery packs worth $50 each. Yews!

Today's word is "organised". Now, I have a confession to make – or have these photos made it for me? I love having all my ducks in a row, but, as you can see, those ducks are a-wandering here at home at the moment. When we did our floorboards, we had to clear out the bedrooms and their built-ins – the dust from sanding floorboards gets everywhere, and there is SO MUCH of it – oh, so much – and then we moved our bedroom into the study, and now we smugly say we have three bedrooms even though we don't. The floorboards look great, but now we have to put everything back, or, much harder, find new homes for them. I'm really looking forward to having some time to do a good spring clean-and-sort session. I know that I've put up before pics and usually people put the afters in with them, but that'll have to happen another time! Another time soon. I can't wait for it to be done!

So, to enter this giveaway, tell me: how do you motivate yourself to tackle enormous organising tasks? Do you make a playlist, and turn it up loud? Do you do little bits at a time? Or do you like to get it all done in one go? Leave me a comment below along with your email for your chance to win! Terms and conditions here. Good luck! x

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33 comments:

PeachSponge said...

I write myself a big to-do list and turn up the music really loud. Always gets me ready to tidy and the list is great because it feels satisfying to check them all off!

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Summer Flies said...

THe only way I get motivated is if I invite someone over and then I have a deadline! Amazing how little time it takes when there is a deadline and embarrassment is the only other option!

Kristian said...

I tend to put on music and "tidy" but often put off the task of actually organizing!

theperfectnose said...

Thanks for setting this up! Wrt organising I do the big things first because there's usually a few big things and tonnes of little ones. Once I get the big stuff out of the way the little stuff looks easy in comparison and that gives me the motivation I need to quickly steamroll through the little things and tick off the task as done. Lists help massively but only if they're getting ticked off. If not they just get you down by being a tangible embodiment of procrastination XD

Teresa said...

I'm definitely a let it all pile up in a spectacular mess and organise it all in one go kind of girl.

I think you get a greater feeling of accomplishment that way. ;)

hownaïve said...

I have such an abysmal routine, but here it is: put it off, put it off, put it off, watch a small mountain rise in the middle of the floor, put it off, put it off, loose all of my things to the pile, put it off -- then, finally, I wake abruptly at 2am and clean madly until daylight. Last time I did this, I discovered that I actually had a rug on the floor.

hownaïve said...

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Rachael said...

mmmm motivation I do a to do list on our blackboard and enjoy ticking things off. I do a lot of small tasks so I get things done bit by bit.

Effie said...

Firstly I make sure I am alone, so I kick the hubby and kids out for the day. Then I have a glass of chardonnay, and put a disco music CD on. Before reorganising I also make sure I have a bin handy, a recycling box, and a vacuum cleaner. I like to do the whole task in one day, to avoid future procrastination!

Ashley Pamela Miller said...

Hello! I am just stopping by to say hi! I have followed your blog for years, my co-worker Lisa (myhighheeleddarling) recommended it to me long ago ( i believe she has met you!) and I've loved following ever since. I recently started up my own blog and etsy shop and I hope you take a peek and enjoy them as much as i have yours! Cheers ♥ Ashley, A Dirty Shame

Anonymous said...

It migth sound a bit odd but i wait until i can't stand it anymore and then i just let my eyes fall randomly. Chances are they will fall on something that is getting on my nerves because it shouldn't be there, so, whateve i happen to be looking at i ask myself 'does that live there?' if the answer is no i shift it and let my eyes fall somewhere else. What do you know? They once again land on something that belongs somewhere else so i shift it. Before you know it all the stuff that was getting on your nerves is gone. You have to be ruthless though and not just move it to another place. If you don't love it or need it get rid of it. You won't miss it and it will give you more space to fill up with more stuff.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog but the advertisements for schweppes is getting kind of annoying...

Teresa Victoria said...

I usually let it all build up, and then put on some loud music and just clean everything at once. Trying to break out of this habit though! One of the best motivators to clean is buying something new and pretty that deserves to be housed in a spotless and perfect space :)

lesley said...

Do one room at a time.
Handle each thing/item once ie either bin it, file it, wash it ,put it away or action it.
The motivation to do it is the thought of relaxing in a tidy house over the weekend and to relax!

esme and the laneway said...

Anonymous: can you tell me in what way? ie. the length each one goes for, is it the writing and bottle images at the start and end of each post (which I find a bit intrusive myself, to be honest), or something else? We are still learning the best way to run such things and any feedback is appreciated :)

JennyB said...

Things mount until I fear SOMEONE REALLY IMPORTANT visiting and then I forget going one room at a time!... I go one supermarket plastic bag of a time!

It's amazing how quickly a mass can evaporate when it goes out to the bin bag by bag. :D

kk said...

I do everything in one big hit - once I start I can't stop!

soninicole said...

I do a room at a time... motivates me to do the other rooms!

Alison May said...

I spend the first 10 minutes assessing the situation and writing a list of small steps, with big check-boxes next to them.
I can get so much more done if I don't spend minutes between each task wondering what to do next!

ourdailydress said...

I write massive lists, complete with times alloacted to each task, then ignore them and just freak out. I'm not the best help am I?

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Anonymous said...

I suddenly find the motivation hits and I go crazy, I get into it and do a room throughly. I take bin bags and have 'rubbish' , 'put back' and 'give away' piles. I try to go straight to the pop shop so it doesn't hang around!
I must say I love a good clean out, leaves you feeling good! On the holidays I make the kids do their rooms in sections, so I can't get in trouble for getting rid of anything precious!
leemarsden39@hotmail.com Lee

KC said...

I'm a list writer - I love the sense of achievment when I can cross things off!

KC said...

I'm a list writer - I love the sense of achievement when I cross things off!

Lara Daebritz said...

Like many others, I am a list-writer. Crossing off those tasks I have completed with a nice bright highlighter is SO satisfying. I also tend to assign one fairly major job to each week - such as sorting through toys, organising recipes, re-stocking and sorting pantry - which seems to keep most things from getting too out of control!

Nessbow said...

To answer this question, I'm going to quote my father:
"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time".
I like to break a big job down into tiny steps and do one each day until it's all done. That way I know I'm making progress, but it hardly feels like work.

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Shirls said...

Having a party at our house is always a great motivator to really get stuck into getting things done around the house - especially the massive laundry pile/family closet lol that we keep in the back room! Otherwise I'm massive list fan, so I love writing every little thing down so I can have that sense of accomplishment when crossing things off.

spog777 said...

A small bottle of Schweppes Soda Water followed by a humongous burp to get the engine running and into gear for whatever job is at hand

Michelle Gray said...

I like to do it in stages so I'm not too overwhelmed. It's essential to have the right tools too, plenty of storage boxes and labels ;)

Alba said...

To be honest I have to say,
I usually procrastinate and hope the problem goes away.
I try not to think about it day after day,
but eventually, i beg my partner to find a way!

monica said...

Little bits each day..now i'm getting older!!
Monzajm@yahoo.com.au

Sarah said...

I believe little steps to make big changes especially daunting tasks. Little steps can still KIKki! butt!

Caroline Kelly said...

By keep a daily timetable, and by allowing sufficient time to complete each task, I find that I am getting more done; and am not feeling overwhelmed by what needs to be accomplished.

This includes the housework being broken up into manageable portions throughout the week, and not procrastinating, or relying upon anyone else to undertake the task.

sayanything said...

I actually LOVE organising, I've always been a listmaker! The best thing to get my organisational mind clear and thinking is using a nice notebook/stationery and really easy to write with coloured pens. Having fun stationery motivates me to actually write things out and plan properly, and the different colours can be great for categorising things!

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