Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Simple Organization Tip and a Reminder

First the reminder...
Tonight I will select a random comment for the beautiful bakers twine from The Twinery.  Be sure to go to this post HERE to leave a comment as that is where I'll be picking from.

As for the organization tip.  For those of you who know me, you know I'm not a huge fan of spring cleaning.  I like to do a little on an ongoing basis.  Every month I pick an different room or area in our home.  Then after 365 days I've deep cleaned my entire house and I've never felt overwhelmed about the process. 

The month of August is my scheduled month for deep cleaning our upstairs loft.  This is my craft space as well as where the children watch TV and it is a storage center for our books and office supplies.  Needless to say, this space in our home is FULL of stuff.  The way I tackle it is every day I remove and clean one shelf or drawer or small space.  I remove all the items and look through them determining if the items will either return back to the shelf, go in the trash, or go to Goodwill.  I ran across an article in the August/September issue of Mary Janes Farm about a couple of girls building a library in Rota which is a tiny tropical U.S. Commonwealth Island.  The island has no bookstores, newsstands or libraries and the people are in dire need of reading materials.  My girls have quite a collection of Babysitter's Club books that I'm hoping won't be too costly to send over there to add to their library.

Anyway, I'm getting off track.  My tip is to faithfully do a little every day.  I try hard to do some organizing every day except during the month of December.  It's just to busy that month.  When I do a little every day, I feel like I really get that one space I'm focusing on truly clean.  I also think it is good to physically touch everything I own once a year.  How many times have you heard of people who move and then they find something that was missing for the last 5+ years. 

Happy Homemaking and don't forget to enter in the giveaway.


Kristi Flanagan said...

You are so good to clean/organize a little every day! I'm in the middle of an organizing/dumping frenzy before homeschooling starts for the year and it's a bit overwhelming I must say!!!!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog....you made my day! It's fun to find your blog also! I can tell that I need your tips!!!!

Punkin Seed Productions

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