Thursday, April 29, 2010

Taking Out The Trash

Last week I started the "52 Missions" program from Get Organized Wizard. The first 30-minute mission was to go around the house and fill a hu-u-uge trash bag with stuff to throw away. I managed to fill a medium sized bag with randoms items that I found in the kitchen, living room and master bedroom.

To keep the peace, I avoided my son's room and the office (where my husband spends most of his waking hours). I will tackle those later, when they're not looking I can enlist their help.

My craft room was also ignored, for now. It has only recently become my craft room and is still in a state of barely controlled chaos. I thought it would be best to wait and do a thorough job of sorting and discarding later.

I didn't do the whole house, so I'm not entirely pleased with my progress, but I did feel pretty good about throwing away that bag of junk.

Today, I received my second mission... detox your briefcase/tote/bag. Ugh! I think this one will take longer than 30 minutes.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Getting Organized - Again

I used to be one of those super organized people. You know the type... a clean desk, a tidy house, able to instantly locate anything, a to-do list that actually got done (mostly). Yes, that was me. Was. Lately, I've been slipping. Clutter seems to have taken over my house when I wasn't looking, and I have this huge to-do list that doesn't seem to be getting any shorter.

I was reading blogs today (which may be part of the reason I'm not getting much done), and I think I may have found a solution. Amanda at Tall Glass of Water recommended the free "52 Missions" program from Get Organized Wizard. Sounded good, so I said "sign me up!"

I'm committed!

So, I signed up and just received the e-mail with my first mission. The mission is to fill a hu-u-uge trash bag with "stuff" to throw away. This could be fun. Hmmm, I wonder if my husband and son will mind if I throw some of their stuff away, too.

I'm hoping this project will also give me an incentive to post more regularly. Hey, it could happen!

Wish me luck.