We are all so busy right?! I am always envious of people I meet that can remember everything and balance their lives like a professional juggler.
I was that person a few years back and I was the best at multitasking, or so I was told. The way my mind works today; everything must be written in my giant paper calendar or in my journal. If it is a tangible item I organize it in a box or a jar.
I have a ridiculous investment in Swedish white boxes from my favorite organization store, The Container Store. I also take great pride in my assortment of glass jars. I find that if we compartmentalize "things" they appear to be less overwhelming. I love to admire my organized glass jars in my pantry full of pasta, rice, nuts, straws...and you name it! In our design parlor we have a huge assortment of both boxes and jars. We use white boxes with labels to organize our fabrics, wall coverings and design catalogs. It makes everything easy to find at a moments notice! On top of my desk, in small glass jars, I keep paperclips and rubber bands so they easy to access.
This weekend I did some very belated spring purging/organizing and it felt so cathartic! This is a favorite Yiddish word my dad says to me and I stole it from him as I love saying it.
Check out some of Sérendipité’s suggested uses of jars and boxes. We hope these ideas inspire you to compartmentalize those loose items that are weighing you down.