When I saw this project posted on The Well Trained Mind forums, I was signed up in five minutes flat. I remember my mom always saying that everything has to have a home, and she has one of the best organized and clean homes I’ve seen without being completely OCD about it. As I’ve accumulated stuff through the years, this has been harder and harder to maintain. Add in a husband and another child, and I’ve been lost in how to get back to a fairly clutter free home.
So, here’s my call to anyone who is feeling the same way… sign up with me! Every week we will get an email with a goal for the week to work on and you can share on Twitter or Facebook your progress! Here’s some more from her website about the project:
You cannot expect to get your home completely organized over night, even though that would be wonderful. It just won’t realistically happen for most of us because we have too many areas in our homes that we need to address.
Plus, even if a whole crew came in and organized everything right now, like they do on some of those television shows, you most likely don’t have the habits in place to maintain that organization yet.
However, you can get organized slowly, over time. That is where The 52 Week Organized Home Challenge comes in. Each week we focus on a different challenge area in our homes and make steady forward progress.
The idea is that at the end of the 52 weeks you will have an organized home. Plus, your life and your home will run more smoothly, plus you’ll have gained the knowledge, skills, habits and routines necessary to actually keep it that way!
Trust me, maintaining the organization you put in place can be just as much of a challenge as getting there in the first place, so those skills and discipline are very much needed!
I’m looking forward to sharing our progress! Sign up with me!
For the record, I’m not getting anything for promoting this project from the original blog poster. I’m simply excited about it and want to share. 🙂