Organized Doesn’t Mean Neat
This is the type of photo that search engines find for you when you search for ‘organized’. They assume you’re looking for ‘neat’ and ‘uncluttered’ and typically there’s alot of white, bright, minimalist, new and happy imagery.
You and I know that caregiving can be organized but it is seldom neat. It is emergency management, in slow motion. Showing up every day, knowing where things are, doing the next 5 things, documenting if/when you have time and all the feelings.
If you are lucky enough to have help, maybe a small impromptu team or in-home care that arrives on a schedule, the need to be organized becomes more prominent. Still not neat, but you know where stuff is, when things need to happen and who’s on deck to pick up the various tasks.
This is the part that Simplify Caring is obsessed with.