Time to keep it real- we really are struggling with maintaining a balance between order and chaos over here at Tiny Wallet Headquarters. I'm juggling a full time job and this wonderful blog (which is like a full time job most days), and Mike is trying to acclimate to his new work schedule. Toss in a few jam-packed weekends and you, my friends, have a recipe for disaster.
Part of this chaos is the gradual and sneaky build up of...stuff. Mail that gets heaped in a pile. Projects that languish half-done on the kitchen table. Mostly empty bottles of products that stack up in the bathroom. Files that don't get filed. Things that we buy with the best intentions that get kicked under the bed or stuffed in a closet.
I'm done with all of the STUFF. I'm done with late night cleaning binges. I'm done with frantically shoving things into closets and drawers when someone drops by for a visit.
Phew. That felt good.
We need a clutter intervention, and luckily for us, Orgjunkie.com is doing an amazing program called "52 Weeks of Organization". The goal is to do one manageable project per week in an effort to curb the clutter and organize what you do have.
So here's our plan to tackle the chaos monster lurking at the edges of Tiny Wallet Headquarters:
1) Participate in Orgjunkie.com's 52 Weeks of Oganization project.
2) Commit to paper. We'll go around the house and write down ALL of the problem spots and things that need attention. Then, in addition to the 52 weeks projects, we're going to tackle a few major cleaning/repairing projects per month (cleaning the cabinets, remove everything from bookshelves and clean, etc.). We'll pick 4 projects per month and try to tackle one a week.
3) Get rid of stuff in a major way. We're planning to move at some point in the spring, and we have A LOT of stuff to move. We're going to start reevaluating all of our things and getting rid of/donating/selling what we don't need. I've asked Mike to hold me accountable for doing this, since I'm a sucker and hold on to things that I have sentimental attachments to.
How about you? Do you have a way to deal with clutter and disorganization that might be helpful for us?