Having It All – And In High Heels!

By Julie Bavington

having-it-all“I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.”
Katharine Hepburn

As women, we want to have it all. And why not? Part of what I do is helping women achieve happy well-run homes and businesses through organization and time management. I’ll let you in on some secrets so that you can have it all too!

First things first: Set up systems. In the business world we hear buzz words like “Work Flow” and “Standardization”.
Whether you are in your home or in your office the same tools can bring efficiency to your tasks. To be successfully on time with projects and to meetings, you have to follow a schedule. The same is true with daily home routines. You need a schedule.

Now the tricky part for most people is to follow a system. There are many reasons for being unsuccessful with previous systems. Maybe the system was marketed as “one size fits all” and you just couldn’t wrap your brain around it because it wasn’t personalized for you. Maybe it took too much time or was too difficult to follow too many steps. Part of my business that I love is when we work together to find or create a system that works for you and your brain type. Any system should get you off on the right foot, give you a feeling of success, and have the ability to be tweaked to fit your personal needs. All that is left for you to do is follow through and maintain the momentum.

Remember we can HAVE it all, but we don’t have to DO it all. What is the one area you struggle with the most? Is it lawn care, housekeeping, setting up systems to create your organized lifestyle, childcare (especially if you’re working from home!), getting the laundry or ironing completed? Hire it out. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to accept a little support along the way.



Winter-2009-023-150x150About the Author
Julie Bavington has been a Professional Organizer in Jacksonville, Florida since 2007. Her areas of expertise include conquering paper clutter, setting up residential and office organizing systems, decluttering homes, and teaching through hands-on training. Julie has spoken to several local groups, including MOPS, MEMS, Women Enlightened, Watson Realty and other professional associations. She has been featured in the Florida Times-Union, Life: Beautiful, The Expectant Mother’s Guide, and several online publications. Professional associations include the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO.net) and Faithful Organizers.