Jeffrey Phillip

Organized Living – What Does It Mean?

Published July 11, 2017 Philosophy No Comments

Hey there, friends! 👋🏼  You may recall that in several of my recent videos I’ve been mentioning things like “organized living,” an “organized lifestyle” and how the work I do is not just about organization or design… that it is about a lifestyle. I even referenced this notion in a quote I shared yesterday on Instagram and Facebook, which stated: “Organizing is a journey, not a destination.”

For many of us, organizing isn’t something that we approach in this manner. We approach it as a task that has a finite end point and that there is a day in our future when it will all be done. We will receive a gold star and finally be able to feel settled and “caught up” on life.  However, instead, we feel like we’re on a hamster wheel never… getting… to… the… end. 😩 Don’t worry… you’re not alone in this feeling… I know it quite well. 🙄

In fact, even though I know and believe that organizing is a journey… an evolving methodology… a lifestyle (which I have embodied for decades), I still need to remind myself that all the tasks won’t ever be done and how that’s not what it’s all about (that compulsion is just my anxiety talking). Living an organized life or having an organized lifestyle isn’t something you step into once all your to-do list items are complete. It’s actually much simpler than that. It just takes a little bit or awareness, which starts with 4 key words that constitute my definition of “organizing,” as well as an “organized lifestyle.” By being mindful of these 4 words I guarantee that organization will very easily creep its way into your life and begin to have a positive impact on your daily living.

Part of the organizing journey is being inspired, learning and evolving to continue to make life easier. All we need to do is be open to the changes and new ideas. Just remember, that like anything new it takes a little patience to try things out, adjust to the newness and have it feel second nature. However, as many of my clients have told me, once the benefits are felt they don’t know why they didn’t start thinking and living this way sooner.

There’s obviously so much more to talk about on this topic, but I hope that you find this video to be an inspiring step on your organizing journey. If you do, please click the thumbs up button, share it with family and friends, and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so we can continue our discussion about organizing & organized living!

xo 😘

 


 

Tips to Help Men Get Organized

Published February 6, 2011 Bathroom,Bedroom,Closet No Comments

While most men don’t have many grooming products or accessories, they do have some important items in both the bathroom and bedroom that need a home.  I have often found that if men (and women too) don’t take the time to organize and designate areas for their products, they will most likely land up being placed wherever there is an open space.  This ultimately leads to large amounts of clutter and disorganization.  Here are some tips that I shared last week with Lesley Nagy, from Better TV, on how to prevent this and help men get a bit more organized.

Quick tips from the video:

  • Cologne Tray – Place your cologne on a decorative tray to keep them neatly organized in one area and to protect your furniture from oils that could ruin its finish.
  • Decorative Storage Box – Utilize a small, compartmentalized storage box to keep special items like cuff links, tie tacks, sunglasses, a lucky penny, a special note from your significant other, etc.
  • Pocket Tray/Bowl – Use a small tray or decorative bowl to unload your pockets.  This will keep your daily items such as your keys, wallet, lip balm, gum, etc all neatly organized in one place.  It will also make it easy to grab everything the next time you get dressed to leave your home.
  • Designate Product Areas in the Bathroom – Give your products a designated home to keep things organized and ensure everything gets put away properly.  Think of categories such as shaving, hair products, facial products, oral hygiene, etc.
  • Shave in the Shower – Invest in a fog-proof mirror and do all of your beard trimming and shaving in the shower.  It will help you get a more comfortable shave, make clean-up a breeze and keep your sink area whisker-free.
  • Move Excess Product – If you are working with a small bathroom, move your excess product to a hall closet or neatly organize it in a storage container that you can place on the top shelf of your bedroom closet.

Better TV: Organizing Men’s Grooming Products