Does Your House Look Better?

All of you know that I ALWAYS make my bed. Always Always Always.
How could I even tell if a clown was hiding under my bed? So thankful that there was not a bra in the midst of all the chaos.

But what does it matter if the rest of the room is a mess???

In fact, I am not enjoying my home like I should because of the way it looks.

So I am thinking I am going to come up with a plan to tame my house. I need to wrangle it back into submission.

What? You don't own a fox tail? You don't have that many shoes?

I think 2011 will be the year or organization and clarity.


I am working on a 12 month plan. I am going to choose a room or project a month. Then I will chrono my progress here on the blog.

I am going to focus on organizing, cleaning, re-using, purging and freeing myself up.

Are you with me?

If anyone is interested, I will work on a really good easy to follow plan for us. We can take before and after pics. We can also take pictures of what we are throwing away and donating. I can even make (or try to) a blog button for us.

It will be a help to me if there are others on this journey. I love to organize for others but for me...well I have a hard time putting things back where I find them once I am finished using them.

I was not home when the tornado hit my craft room. Thank goodness!! LOL Where's Waldo?


Leave me a comment if you interested.

fears that she is the only one with a messed up house

Comments

  1. i love you--messy or organized, neat? Yes, I think you are super neat-o. But good for you for having some nesting fun. I am a little OCD about it, or I'd join you. xo

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  2. Sounds great! Not sure about my follow through...When I travel for work the house goes to pot then when I get back it takes weeks to months to whip it back into submission.....

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  3. I'm on board! I was just telling the husband, how I feel the need to get my focus back! To get the house organized and get control back...

    Let's do it, Mindy!

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  4. I'm great with others too, but what gets me is the paper. UGH! I'm working on my house as well. It doesn't help that I'm married to a pack rat.

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  5. Mindy, I love ya to pieces and think that you have some of the best ideas! I am actually a pretty organized person (almost anal retentive!) and keep things picked up. I used to be a super clean freak but as I've gotten older have fallen away from that. I need to find a happy medium, so that will be my goal for this year. I know you'll accomplish any thing you attempt, so I'll be here to watch your progress!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  6. I am SO in. I don't own a fox tail but I have lots and lots of bunnies ~smile~

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  7. OH no. You should see our house. We lived only on one floor for 3 months during renovation so there are PILES OF STUFF in my study... in my bedroom... in the hallway. UGH. I'm with ya. And I'm ready to get into the give-away-away-AWAY!!! mode.

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  8. speechless........ I'm on...... although I have OCD so be warned.... :) and my friend is redoing the closet systems previous owners spent big bucks on and they stink.........

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  9. My daughter called on New Year's day evening and asked what I was doing. I was cleaning out the junk cabinet in the kitchen- the one that holds all of the storage containers- you know five cool-whip bowls and seventeen lids? I told her that I had to clean out at least ONE cabinet on New Year's Day!
    Can you just come to my house and do it for me? XO, Cheryl

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  10. I'm in. but I won't post pictures... just take my word for it. It's bad.

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  11. ok even with 2 big dogs i'm a bit of a freak at home... everything has a place etc. however... the office, the home office, my only office is THE project at hand. could i be a better pastor if i was organized? if i wasn't always losing stuff? maybe i need to purge the office...

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  12. LOL. Nope, I don't own a fox tail. But now I want one. *grin*

    I (loosely) follow Fly Lady which is hokey, but I love the idea of Zones. Basically each week you give a certain area of your house a little extra love. That way you know your dining room won't go more then a month without a deep clean and assessment. (That is, of course, in addition to your regular cleaning and tidying.)

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    Warmly,
    Nicole

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  13. Yowsa! lol LOVE your craft room. I think your closet is very impressive and I also think that the 1 room per month is a fabulous idea. Pretty sure we'll be moving early on this year so I will most likely have to do ALL rooms in one month. Blech!

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  14. OK, I'm doing it my own way. We have the same urge. I've not been good at the "before" pictures. I'll do better....

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  15. Hi there, I have missed your blog somehow, oh we ALL need help in this area, you are not alone, I have a closet that is getting out of control and I thought it would not happen so soon since I moved in 13 months ago and its a huge closet, but all that yarn and I have too many clothes...thanks for the motivation...btw how is Diesel?

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  16. after 6 years of seminary?? I'm still digging out on stuff I forgot I ever had. Just re-did my study since I moved all the books to my church office. I'll post pics soon - although I think I was too ashamed to take before pics. I'm in - still lots to sort through.

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  17. I LOVE the idea!! But I think my husband would be happier with an accelerated plan...like 'clean' in 3 months..yikes!

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  18. I always always always make my bed, too! Well, that's not true. On Saturdays, when I change the sheets, I leave the bed completely stripped for a couple of hours so it can "air out." Got that from my grandmother.

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