One of the key ways you can organize items is by understanding that function should come before form. If you are a busy mompreneur it is VERY helpful for you to create designs and systems that keep you organized.
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Being organized can be defined easily with these four aspects:
- knowing what you have
- having what you need,
- needing what you have,
- and knowing where to find what you want when you want it.
With that definition in mind, it’s important to think about functionality first.
How to put “Function” Before “Form”
When organizing, always think function before form – always ask “how will I use this item”? By answering this one question you can determine where an item is placed, stored and located.
Ideally, being organized means that not only do you have what you need when you need it, but you know where to find it – and that it is also conveniently located near where it will most likely be used.
For instance, it may be more desirable for you to have tissues tucked away in a cabinet in your kitchen, because you enjoy the look of clean counters. But when someone needs a tissue…. it’s much more convenient to have that box readily available (functional).
Your goal should be to find acceptable and lovely ways to store items functionally if you prefer clear surfaces.
Figuring out an items function can help you limit bringing unnecessary items into your space, and can very much help you find homes for items when they are not being used. Function over Form is an organizing rule.
What works for you to keep you organized? Do you have any suggestions or secrets you’d like to share? Please add your comment in the box below to share your tips!