Tuesday, January 3, 2012
52 Weeks To An Organized Home
I have a newborn.
I don't really need to take on any additional challenges in life right now.
However, my household still needs to function and it needs help in some areas. But I also need discipline and training in what needs to happen in different areas.
I happened upon this website through Pinterest. I decided to check it out. AH! It looks like something that I can handle at my own pace. I can do what I can handle and if I miss a week... well, that's just fine. I like that the woman behind this is very relaxed with a "jump in where we are" attitude. I also just like the idea of purging things at this point in time. Unload things that I haven't used in five years (or more). There are people that would like to have or need these things more than I need to keep them in my closet, cabinet, or garage...you know...just in case. If just in case hasn't happened by now then I don't think I need to worry about it much.
However, what I have loved most about searching though this site is all her stuff on organizing Christmas items. We are on ornament overload and we need pare down. With some ornaments they just need to be set aside in another box and hang out until our girls leave to keep their own households and take their collections with them. I just don't want to have to pull all of them out each year, sort through all of them as to what should go on the tree, and then put them all away. I just want to pull out what we want each year.
So, the challenge began yesterday with kitchen counters and the kitchen sink. It was the perfect place to start. This week's challenge ties into the next several weeks. I am already thinking about things that need to be removed from our cabinets so I can make room for occasionally used items that are camping out on my counter.
Needless to say, there are things that will find their way to Goodwill. I don't want them to hang around for a garage sale. It just won't happen.
So, I have a good portion or motivation these days. I hope it continues. However, I need to heed my husband not to overdo it. Because... you know.. I did yesterday!
I will post here with challenge progress as I think that I can do them. Hopefully, I will remember to post photos. Even if the before pictures are ridiculously embarrassing.