So, being that it’s a new year, I’ve been thinking about what I want to accomplish before the year is up. One thing I really want and need to do is….
1. Get ORGANIZED! Home, Bills, Life!
-I’ve always wanted to be organized. I try and try…but I’m just NOT an organized person. I really want to make it a priority this year. I must say, I started off with a good start. My kids have a “play” room. And I fixed it up in the beginning of the month. I cleared out the old toys, and put the shelves and bins I bought previously to use. When I was done, that room looked great. So good, in fact, that I didn’t want to let the kids back in! lol. Now, whenever they go in there, I try to make it a point to get everything picked up when their done.
Now that the play room is done, I still have the rest of the house to do! You could say that I’ve been procrastinating a little. But, I feel like I never really have the time to do it! The next area to get organized is our closets! I’ve started with my daughters closet. They both share a “mini walk-in” closet. The problem with their closet is I haven’t cleared out the clothes that they’ve grown out of, so their drawers are overflowing! I started sorting through the clothes the other day while my daughter was napping……but then she got up, and that was the end of that! I plan to sort out the clothes and keep a few of the nicer pieces, just in case I (or another friend/family member) have another baby girl in the future. Than I want to try to sell a bunch of the clothes in bulk on craigslist! “Buy the whole BOX full for $20”. If that doesn’t work I may have another yard sale and what ever doesn’t sell will get donated!
Then it’s my closet. What a mess! We have a big walk-in closet, and it is full. Not only with clothes, it’s full of “stuff”. I really need to get it nice and organized. I just don’t know where to start!
Mail…Bills….PAPERS! I need to develop some kind of a system. A way to keep these things in order. A way to keep me from misplacing bills, so I remember what’s been paid off and what hasn’t been. Then it’s all my daughters art work from preschool. I’ve been debating whether I should get her a box to save all her art and projects, or if I should take pictures of everything and put it all in a photo book! I saw that idea somewhere, and I thought that would be a great way to remember all the things she’s made, yet not let it take over our counter top!
So…those are the main areas that need to be organized. Have any tips for me? How do you stay organized?