With the start of a new year, it's probably no surprise that January is National Get Organized Month, but today specifically is designated Organize Your Home Day.
I'm reminded of this post I wrote a year ago on an organizing workshop I attended, specifically this helpful strategy I learned: Walk through your entire home, room by room. Armed with a clipboard, look around each room in a clockwise direction, writing down any area that irritates you. Once you've gone through the entire house, sit down and prioritize your projects.
When I did the walk-through a year ago in our old house, I came up with 27 areas (usually a specific drawer or shelf) that needed attention. The list was really motivating and I'm happy to say I completed 26 of the listed tasks. Now that we've been living in this house for nearly 8 months (!), I need to do a walk-through here.
A couple problem areas for me--I'd love to hear your tips and ideas for tackling these!
*Books and toys that are "out of rotation"--do you have a good system for rotating toys and storing the ones that are in hiding?
*In-process projects (crafts/gifts and papers related to the freelance writing projects I do from home)--I end up with numerous piles, and though they're not visible from the main areas of our home, I find I'm constantly shuffling through them to find what I need.
Did anyone else do the walk-through assessment last year? Anyone want to join me in doing it now (or soon)?