Oh, that big complicated word. It seems to be all the rage these days. To be organized in all facets of your life. I so desire it. I admit it. I struggle with it. I go round and round with it. I think that becoming a mother has brought me into a deeper appreciation and love for simplicity and organization.
So... here I am in the midst of Simplifying my home.
I have been working on one project or area in my home. I find that doing a little bit at a time, makes me feel a sense of satisfaction that I accomplished "something" -- even if it is only a little bit. My main goal is to have gone through my entire house by Sept. 1st decluttering and "organizing" every cranny. Yes, it is a daunting and big goal, but I am determined just to continue as much as I can and not become frustrated with myself. The goal of September 1st is for the main reason our local church has a missions yard sale and I want to give all our giveaway "stuff" to them. I am not sure that I will reach my goal, but I am pressing ON!
I have been reading through the book Organized Simplicity.
And, I have really loved the concept of what she has written. It is important to have an attitude of thankfulness as I go through this process and not get caught up in having a "perfect" home, but rather a peaceful home environment that works for us -- a place that envelops less stress, less clean-up, less stuff - more peace, more time in relationships and fun.
" Creating a more peaceful living space doesn't happen overnight, nor does this tranquility remain forever unchanged once you've arrived at uncluttered nirvana. A peaceful home requires a change of attitude, a habit of regular maintenance, and a lifelong commitment to place higher priority on relationships and events than on things." ~ Organized Simplicity
Keeping in my mind as I walk through this journey- ONE STEP AT A TIME.
I am focusing on one or two area(s) or room per week - depending on the size.
Here is my list.
Feel free to join me if you so feel challenged. Make your own list or follow along with mine. I may have to adjust, but at least I have an outline or list to start.
1. Laundry Room
2. Linen Closet/Coat & Game Closet
5.Living/ Family Room
5. Kitchen Cabinets
6.Office - Craft/Sew Room
7. Master Bedroom
8. Guest Room
9. Girls Room