Time to confess. I did not make any special New Years Resolution to start organizing my house. In fact, it was the furthest thing from my mind. So how did I, all the sudden, get the courage, motivation and determination to start bring order to my house. Well, looking back I think I started with out even knowing it. Last fall after the children were back in school, I decided to simplify my life. So I slow started cutting back on my activities and projects. I have a horrible habit of distracting myself with projects that have absolutely nothing to do with anything. Call it ADD, I don't know, but I do know it frustrates my husband to no end and at times I frustrate myself. I decided to focus on my day to day and the family.
But just after Christmas, I obtained a copy of this book and because I had cut back on my extra-circular activities I had time to read it.
That is when the lights started coming on in my mind. My home was a mess, I have no organizing ability. This is not being down on myself, it is a truth I have to face and I want to fix. So with this new light and the fact that when winter break was over I had no distractions scheduled on my calendar. I took a good long look at the state of the house and decided to start in the children's room first. Those blogs are forthcoming.
I would like to recommend this book as a starting point for anyone overwhelmed by the process. When I started reading it I realized I was about 5 life chapters behind, This let's you start the process where you are. If you have a book about organizing or de-cluttering that was helpful to you please share it in the comments.
Here is a great resource website, I have been visiting daily:
Side note about distractions: One of the distractions I had/have are blogs. This is the 5th blog I have had or attempted. I have made a promise to myself not to let blogging distract me from my purpose, but I do find it very motivating to post before and after pictures as a way to measure my progress. So with that, as long as this blog is a tool and not a distraction, I will continue to blog my progress.