13 hours ago
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
One of my major New Years Resolutions is to organization - major organization. I'm talking top to bottom, east to west, office to bathroom cabinets type of organization. No corner will be unturned. It's going to be a huge hurdle... I don't expect to be finished until summer time. However, it's much needed in the D family household.
Here are some key objectives for my re-org....
A Place for Everything and Everything in it's Place.
This saying has been around since 1827 (seriously, I googled it), and it's probably one of the best motto's around. Unfortunately, I've never lived by it. But I've spent too many mornings, evenings and weekends tearing the house apart looking for a pair of scissors, a cd, a roll of tape, an ipod. There is no excuse for that. Plus, I've learned, it actually saves money. No need to go out and buy 3 more rolls of tape if you know you already have 3 sitting at home, in it's place.
Slowly, Room by Room.
I'm going to tackle this job room by room. I've actually gotten a head start on the office - I cleaned out everything, threw away what we didn't use/need, and designated "stations". In the office, I have a drawer just for our checks. I have a cabinet just for paper goods. I have another cabinet just for computer/electronic components. I plan on designating each room a specific purpose - one guest room will be for arts/crafts, the other for decor and luggage.
What Goes In, Must Go Out.
I plan on getting rid of everything we don't actively use. I guess you could say there is a little hippie living inside of me who is disgusted by excess. That hippie wants to come out so badly. I especially am going to use this idea with our clothing - if we don't love it and actively wear it, out it goes. 2009 will be all about living simply.
So what does this mean for you, the Newlywedism reader? Well, I am going to take you along on my organizational journey. I'm going to snap pictures of the before (you will be shocked) and of course, the after. I am also planning on setting up an Etsy shop to hopefully make some money off the items we don't need anymore - as they say, 'One man's trash is another man's treasure'. So needless to say, stick around! :D