Check out this bird's eye view of how my kitchen island looks as I type this...
Now picture me, hanging my head in shame... I mean, seriously, no wonder I don't enjoy cooking these days, I can't find my kitchen counter!
SO, it's time! Time to regain control of the clutter! Time to tell all that stuff where to go! (I mean that in the nicest way!) Time! To! Organize! *Cue the applause!*
2013 Home Goal #1: Organize one room/space each month.
That's the official goal. Sure, I'd love to organize the whole house this month. But let's be realistic. I have three young children. We are all home, all the time. And this is the sort of thing that gets worse before it gets better. BUT, maybe if I start organizing other areas of the house, all that junk on my kitchen island will actually have a home! Yay!
The plan is to start with what we'll call the "home office." And get this happy coincidence: Jen, over at IHeart Organizing, the BEST organizer around, has presented the blogosphere with a monthly organizing challenge! AND, January's challenge is to conquer the home office! And boy do we need to! Over the last 16 months, this room has served as the hubby's full time work office (his business now has an office, so he's no longer at home), his dressing room (his clothes live in the office closet and his dresser, which hangs out in there), the baby's sleeping area, and a dumping station... I would love to turn the room into our home office/my craft room. I'm not sure yet how I'm going to accomplish that, so stay tuned! And with that, I'll leave you with some super embarrassing BEFORE pictures...
|The view looking straight in the door|
|Turning to the left|
|And all the way|
|A better view of the desk area|
|A better view of the junk corner... Yikes!|
SO, who's with me?! Are you going to start with your home office? Or some other area? Or is your home perfectly organized already?