Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been pondering whether or not I’d do another month long organizing challenge like the one I did during the month of February last year. However it just hasn’t felt right this time and I wasn’t really sure why.
Then my book, Clutter Rehab, came out and the emails started to come in from lovely ladies telling me how motivated they were after reading the book and then they’d go on to list all they’d accomplished just that day as a result. I was in awe of THEM, that is super cool. And while it’s so awesome to receive these emails, I got to thinking about how inspiring they’d be to others who may be in similar situations. So overwhelmed with clutter and disorganization and not knowing where to start. So I decided what we need is a community, right here. Not somewhere else, not another site with another log in, not anything complicated. I want to give you a place right here to share your organizing projects, your success stories, your stories of struggle, storage solutions, or even what you may be learning through my book.
So with that said I introduce to you 52 Weeks of Organizing:
Every Friday I will put up a 52 weeks of organizing post where we can talk in the comments anything organizing related. I’d like to still challenge you of course, however instead of just one month out of the year I’m going to challenge you to organize all year long this time. After all, organizing isn’t a means to an end, it’s an ongoing process that involves all sorts of habits, disciplines and maintenance. It can also be extremely rewarding and addicting. Oh yes it can and I want all of you to experience that high! I’m a pusher what can I say :)
I’d like you to think about 52 organizing projects or habits that need to be done or developed around your home…dressers, drawers, closet, toys, paper, you name it. Let’s do it! Having a plan is a great first step! Tackle one a week or more and then come on back here on Fridays and we’ll talk about it. The highs and the lows. No stringent timelines, no project too small, just good fun, sharing inspiration and motivating one another.
Looking for a place to start? My book has 101 organizing tips in it giving you plenty of projects to pick and choose from. Even if you only accomplish 52 of them this year you’ll be well on your way to living an organized life in no time.
If you’d like I’ve created a simple sheet to help you keep track of your 52 projects. Keeping track of your accomplishments will motivate you to continue but remember don’t go crazy and put down “organize office” as one project. Try breaking it down into manageable bite size steps instead, listing them all separately. One shelf, drawer, closet, surface space at a time (unless of course you are feeling really motivated than by all means fly at it!)
I’ll also include a linky list on the Friday posts just in case any of you bloggers want to share your organizing posts from the previous week and what you’ve been up too. Pictures are very motivating!
In addition, I’m hoping other Professional Organizers will join me in the comments occasionally to help answer questions and offer insight.
So what do you say, will you join me back here on Fridays starting this week for some organizing get going? Could you use a little motivation and inspiration?
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