Chaos. A busy family. A society triggered by instant gratification. And stuff. As a Realtor, I still am amazed at how much “stuff” I see when when I enter so many different homes, especially those where children have grown up and moved out. Last year, I decided that one of my New Year’s resolutions was going to be to organize my house – to go through it, from top to bottom, as if I was preparing to sell. I did pretty well, however life got in the way, and I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped. This year, “organizing my house”is once again on top of my list.
Last year, I found great help through a number of Facebook pages and blogs. Suggestions ranging from focusing on one room each month, tossing 10 items a day for 30 days, to setting a timer for 15 minutes at a time. I was able to sign up for email programs that prodded me along, that told me what to focus on, and kept me going. This year, I have joined two groups – one that requires the tossing of one item a day, with the goal to eliminate 365 items over the course of the year; the second is a 52 week calendar, with different tasks each day. The available resources are even better than last year. Need some help? Try one of sites: