The basic idea is that organisation is addictive, and once you start recognising the benefits of it in your life you too will become and organisation lover! The problem is, the common begin, and the uncommon finish. Too many times we spend a mad week decluttering and organising, but it's unssustainable. We set ourselves huge targets that are so exhausting, when we finish we never want to do anything like that again.
This is where the 52 week challenge comes in. We want to make organising part of our lifestyle.
So with that in mind, we need to set ourselves 52 organisational goals for the year, then achieve them, one by one. It's important that you don't go mad and set huge goals. This has to be something you will realistically do every week.
I'm planning to set my goal for mondays. Monday is a good day because a) I don't have any social activities planned that day for me or the kids and b) it's after sunday, when Matt is home and I have had a good rest and some family time. Hopefully this means I'll be energised enough to do it.
Everyone else on the challenge seems to be updating on fridays, so if you want to play along, it's up to you, fridays or mondays, or choose your own days.
We have a slight problem in that we are moving house in July, so obviously there will be changes in my goals around then (I don't know what cupboards there will be etc...) so I think I shall have to just do a 14 week list for now, and I'll create a new list when we get to our new place.
So here is my list so far:
- organise and label bulk food cupboard
- organise linen cupboard
- sort through baby clothes and box for people
- sell excess baby/toddler furniture
- sort wardrobe and list on big wardrobe
- Paperwork on Matt's desk
- filling cabinet top drawers organise
- Matt desk drawers
- clear out living room junk baskets
- organise craft material box
- Defrost and re-organise freezer
- Clear miscellaneous pile from office
- Organise sewing/embroidery kit
- create system for homeschool supplies