As promised yesterday, I have rediscovered some favorite blogs and want to introduce some of them to you. Not all, today. Don’t worry.
One site that has issued a challenge for this year is called I’m an organizing junkie. Great name for an obviously well-organized young woman.
She is challenging those who wish to join to organize some small area of your home each week for 52 weeks. Specific areas. Not…the office. Not…my room. But more specifically…closet in my room. Drawers in the office. That type of thing. Of course, you’re welcome to list whatever size project you want to do each week.
One of my goals this year had been to purge. And purge a lot. We’re storing things for others (no problem) and also are hanging onto things that we MIGHT one day need. Why not give them to somebody who can use them NOW? Or, if that’s not possible, toss them.
I was just looking for an excuse to clear out a corner shafa in our flat here in Ukraine. When we arrived here, there were five of us. Now there are only two. When we arrived, we thought winters were going to be way colder and longer than they actually are! We brought all kinds of outerwear to protect us from the extreme elements.
Well, this is how the shafa looks these days. Ugh.
So, number 1 project is to get this under control.
First step, take everything out. Pitch what no one will ever want for whatever reason. Give away what you can…thankful for those who take supplies to the outlying villages because I gave two bags of winter clothing to them. I have more, but I wouldn’t want to take only a morning to do a weeklong project!
Put back what Jim and I will use. Take pictures of the rest of the collection to see whether any family members want them for sentimental reasons.
I noticed that as soon as these pictures were downloaded, my husband shifted several hats to ‘his’ collection. I’ll be waiting to hear from our children when they see this post…let me know what you’d like us to hang on to for you. If items aren’t claimed promptly, out the door they’ll go.
And so begins my year of purging. And organizing.
Anyone care to join me?