FOCUS – to bring into focus, to concentrate attention or effort
Words – did you pick out your word of the year yet? Focus seems so fitting for me. As the New Year begins, everyone wants to start off with a fresh outlook, ideas, and a little mind clearing. Last year, as I began working more on building my blog and paint business, there were always roadblocks which popped up, whether it’s in or out of your control. Mine was both. But, those roadblocks which I can control are coming down.
Let’s start off with a little organizing and de-cluttering of our homes, computers, our minds, and generally anything that takes up your time and space that isn’t functional. I have watched probably every show on over the years such as Clean House, Clean Sweep, and numerous others. I think it was Peter Walsh either on one of his shows or his numerous guest appearances that said you should have a vision. If what you are trying to decide to keep, donate, sell, or toss, if this item doesn’t fit your vision, you don’t need it. Sometimes that is very hard especially with sentimental items and keepsakes. Check below for his 31 day challenge.
I will keep you up to date with my journey on getting re-organized and de-cluttering my own stuff.
First though I have put together a few of my favorite people and ideas which you might use to get you started. What you keep and how you keep it has to work for you and in your space. Of course, I would love to go to Ikea or The Container Store and buy a garage full or shelves and bins, but that’s not possible for most of us. Maybe you can take at least one idea from each of these and get started.
Donations – I try to never take anything to a donation site that is pure junk or broken. Really, would you want to go to Goodwill and buy a mug with the handle broken off? Trash it. Especially this time of year and since today is really cold, I try to take most of the clothing to the Community Kitchen here in Chattanooga or somewhere else that can help those in dire need.
OK – here you go with some great ideas. Remember, baby steps. Start off with maybe just one project or drawer a day or week. Doing something is better than doing nothing. I do hear my kitchen drawers calling my name. Some of these even have email reminders.
Peter Walsh – https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/31days2getorganized
Apartment Therapy – http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/apartment-therapys-january-cure-2014-197811
If you are old school like me and still like a paper planner or calendar, here’s Jenna LaFevor favorite – http://rainonatinroof.com/2014/01/how-i-stay-organized/#more-3734
I hope all of you have a great New Year – May all your wishes and dreams (and projects) come true.