Since I'm not very good at keeping new year's resolutions, I decided not to post any this year. :) And I'm not really making them either. That said, there is one thing that has been bothering me - the organization (or lack thereof) in the house and garage. I'm leaving the garage to the husband because if I do it, it doesn't last - I don't know what has to be kept etc. :) But the house (sigh.), the house is my project and I dove right in on Saturday. For once, I feel like I have an actual plan for more than one area which is very motivational. So instead of resolutions, here is my organizational plan:
The Kitchen - clean out cupboards and drawers of all things I'm not really using, re-organize the cabinets including the location of many items.
The Boys' room - change their bedroom all together to the back bedroom so all three boys can share. Find twin beds for the the older boys and set up the crib for Ty. De-junk.
The Guest room/Craft & Sewing room - move to the front bedroom and de-junk.
The Master - donate, donate, donate clothing, re-organize & de-junk the bathroom. Put bassinet away and find a place for all things "baby".
The Play Room/Loft - move toy storage to built-ins using bins and baskets. Get rid of junky toys, broken toys, less than quality books, and broken toy bins & rack. Organize dvds, cds, and books.
I started on the play room and master and I'm coming along fairly well. It always looks terrible when you are in the midst of it, though.
I do feel like the above plan will help with keeping things organized - we'll see. I'm amazed at how much junk accumulates. We have a new Goodwill close to us, so I will be making a big donation trip there. I'm still working to convince Andrew that we need to find new homes for a few pieces of furniture. :) If we do, it will makes things even more organized!
I LOVE organization and have found this stage in parenting to make it quite difficult - to get organization done and to keep it in order. This week, my youngest sister is coming every day to help with the kids so I can accomplish more - I'm so thankful! I'll give you a progress report with pictures later in the week - okay, probably no before shots. :)