In a previous post I wrote about getting organized in 2014. It’s a really important goal for me because since having pumpkin, we seem to have all this “stuff” everywhere. Depending on if people visit, stuff seems to go from room to room and never gets dealt with. My goal for 2014 was to finally get organized and here is something I am doing that makes it easier.
My new rule is no matter what room I’m in, I take something with me or out of the room.
When I wake up, I take my empty water bottle from my room to straight to the recycling bin in the arcade room. Then when I head to the bathroom, I make sure to take something from the arcade that belongs in our bedroom (clothes to put in laundry basket for example). While it’s only one piece at a time, it’s constant and so I’ve been able to really make a dent in the “clutter” around the house.
The helpful thing about doing something this small and consistent is that it isn’t overwhelming. I find that when I have to clean with the baby now, I have to either wear her and clean (which totally works for a little while), or clean while she’s napping. Which is great, but then I get a tiny bit resentful that I never get time for myself to relax or nap for that matter.
It also works. I have already done most of the getting rid of mail clutter in the arcade room that I addressed in the previous post. I still have the mail in the office to deal with, but I started with that last night while I was working on the party invitations (I had to make something using the Silhouette).
My next step is to get the donation piles out of the house. We’re going to donate the pile of clothes and hopefully at some point this week donate the diapers/wipes/and baby toys to a nearby shelter. I’ve been holding onto these donations for 6 months and it’s time to get it out!!
How are you doing on your organization goals for 2014? Any tips for what is working for you so far?