I started this the 2nd or 3rd week of January after I read this blog post from Laura over at I'm an Organizing Junkie. I have also been
It seems too simple, really. But it has been the hugest help for me. I have noticed a change in how I approach other tasks in life too. I am being more assertive in getting things done and putting things away where they go in the first place. One huge stumbling block in the organization process for me was organizing the old while keeping up with the new (for example, mail).
So without further avail here are the first few weeks:
Week 1: Didn't know about the project at this time, but I was getting us back onto schedule (eating, chores, sleep) post holiday season. In a way that is a good start.
Week 2: Clean out the girls' toys. I actually did this before I read the blog post, but I added it on because I did do it and it a good reminder when I did it.
Week 3: Finish table. I had been refinishing a table for a long time and finally finished it this particular week. I'll be post more pictures on it soon.
Week 4: Put away Christmas. It was all taken down already, but the boxes and such were just hanging out on Jake's table. So this week's goal was to get everything to the storage unit. May not seems like a big project, but I drive a small sedan with two car seats and kids in tow in the back. Our trunk is smaller than most storage boxes. All that leaves a small floor space under my youngest's feet and the passenger side of the car. I think we made it in 2 or 3 loads. I really don't have that much Christmas stuff...just a really small car.
Week 5: Clean out dresser & repair quilt. I cleaned out my dresser and got rid of nearly a drawer of clothes. I also finished repairing a large denim quilt that had been sitting in our hall for ages just waiting. We also took it to the laundry mat to get it cleaned and dried. That in itself is a time consuming task. My kids love it though because I don't care if they run around and I always take a few extra quarters to get a vending machine treat.
I'll cover the next weeks in the next post because they all go together, plus this is getting way too long. Sorry there are no pictures for the first 5 weeks; I didn't really think about it. Week 5 was also when we started to get sick at our house, so things slowed down, but we have since regained speed and are full steam ahead.
Happy Organizing, Everyone!