Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Organizing...

So I've been thinking about it and taking a stab at it over and over agian for quiet some time with no avail... What is it?  It is {organizing}.  I have this deep inner need to organize my home, my office and my shedule.  I wake up every morning with a plan of how to do this, but somehow it never works out.  It's not a new years resolution for me, it's more like an ongoing resolution!   

I once was a very, very organized person.  Even with three children, I could get it all done quickly and  neatly while still having quality time for myself and the family. What happened to that person?  Where did she go... Why does she now struggle to accoplish any of the above on a daily basis? 

Well, I think she left the schene about the same time Peek-a-Boo was born.  Not because she wanted to, or because she became lazy, it was simply another adjustment period in my life that obviously hasn't completely adjusted.  Hah!  I'm thinking the extra time I once had when I was a very, very organized person was given to Peek-a-Boo.  She needed me, and I needed her.  I didn't mind letting a few things slide here and there just to be able to spend more time with her and the other kiddos.  It was fun, it's still fun and I love the time I spend with them more than anything, but... I've realized recently my lack of time for organizing is making me a little sad and seriously stressed at times.  I want to be able to have both!  I know I can do it, I just need a little help or support that is.  You know, someone to push me in the right direction... someone to organize along side of... someone to guide me when I'm stuck...  Who is this person?  Where might he or she be?  

I don't have an answer to these questions just yet, but I think I've found a {great} starting place!  I've decided to take this...
As soon as a wobbled in to this blog I knew it was the perfect challenge for me! It's the motivation and encouragement I've been looking for a long, long time. With over 200 peeps participating in this challenge the ideas and tools to use for organization are endless!  

Who would've ever thought I'd be so... excited about something that requires work?  Not me, but I so... am!  Though I'm jumping in on day 10 of the challenge I've made a promise to  myself to complete days 1-8 at the end of the challenge.  

Let me know if you want to jump in with me!  If so, we'll continue the link up for days 1-9 here at the end of the 21. 


Today's challenge is the Laundry Room!  Oh boy... I'm a little scared of that room.  I'll post my before and after shots later today. 

14 comments:

Andie said...

Oh boy! Good luck to you. It will pay off by having a feeling of relief and accomplishment. I can't wait to see pictures! By the way, I'm looking to hire someone to organize my home...are you for hire? Ha!

Andie
http://zimmermanlife.blogspot.com

Yani said...

Super cool blog, can't wait to see the outcome ... I followed you via Catch a Wave Wednesday blog hop. Come by for a visit http://www.markhampenny.blogspot.com

Joni said...

too funny that you would blog about this today. i got up this morning with that same feeling of wanting to get myself together and organize my home. in fact, i tackled our bathroom this morning. not just the normal cleaning but actually reorganizing and rearranging. even bringing in a new piece of furniture. I will have to check out that site. not so sure i will be willing to take the challenge but i might find some great ideas. thanks.

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Clayton Thomas said...

Sounds like a great program for you. I hate organizing but I feel so much better after I do it. (sigh)

All the best,

Clay

http://www.tantrumstroublesandtreasures.blogspot.com

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BabyDealsDujour said...

Good luck, maybe you'll be my inspiration!

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Sara said...

Good Luck on getting organized. It is also something I am working on. I will be taking a look at the challenge.

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Jumping Jack said...

I've been having those same feelings lately. I've seen this challenge on several blogs, but haven't really checked it out. I may be joining in a little late too! I need all the help I can get!

I came over from Joni's, but I know I've met you before!

Heather said...

I'm following from the Hump day hop!
I think I need to take this challenge. I definitely need better organized closets for sure.


Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

Closer to Lucy said...

Good luck! Affraid that wouldn't be enough to get my mojo in gear.. I'm hardfast lazy like that!

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Wendy said...

How neat! What a great source of motivation. I would join you but I'm moving next week and any organizing I would do would just be into boxes.
Can't wait to see your before and after pics!

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