Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gettin' Rid of Clutter & Tryin' to Organize

One of my New Years Resolutions this year is to get rid of the clutter around our house. It seems that I have a little bit of my grandma in me in that I am somewhat of a Pack Rat. (not like her by any means though!) So, what do I mean? Well, I've started my "spring"cleaning already. I am tackling one room at a time & getting rid of things we don't need, haven't used or worn in a while, etc. So far, I have two Rubbermaid containers full of clothes that will either be listed on ebay or given to a local charity. (& that's only half way through Zoe's closet)

I love to scrapbook but haven't taken the time in a while to sit down & do it (probably because I it takes too long to find exactly what I am looking for). However, I keep buying supplies that I will one day get to. So, I am hoping when I get to my scrapbook area (it'll be a while because it's in the basement & I still have 5 rooms to finish upstairs) to organize it in a way that I could work on projects a few minutes at a time or for hours. I want to be able to know where all of my supplies are & be able to go right to them without waisting too much time looking for that perfect sticker, brad, etc. What I would really like is to have a storage company come in & set up the perfect scrapbook/hobby room.

How about you? Is getting rid of clutter & reorganizing part of your New Year's Goals? I know I have a ways to go, but it's driving me crazy & needs to be done! I keep thinking how nice it will be when I'm completely finished & the clutter (or as my husband calls it - the overflow) is gone!

7 comments:

Lianna Knight said...

I try to organize a little bit ALL the time. If I didn't I would drive myself CRAZY with all the clutter :) But don't you feel AWESOME after you do it: I just love a clean closet!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Not one of my goals... but definitely one of the Husband's goals. Thanks for stopping by on Friday. Yeah... a ten month wait sounds great, although our 5.5 month wait to adopt the Tongginator spoiled us the first go around. Have a great week!

Miss Anne said...

decluttering is always on the agenda.

today i went through a ton of my stuff and gave a bag to each of my friends!

:) was fun and definately worth it!

Meredith Teagarden said...

It is my goal1 we want to sel our house and declutter is the main word here!

MandM Mommy said...

Definitely one of my goals. Right after Christmas I decided to attack our closet. Sad to admit, but I could barely walk through it with all the clutter. It is sooooo much better now. Still need to get rid of some things but did do quite a bit. It definitely feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders everytime I walk in there. Good luck with the organizing!

The Vinyards said...

I love the way it looks after I organize! Finding the time (without kids & hubby near by) is hard. Have fun!

Stephanie said...

I am very used to being organized but lately I have let myself go. It drives me insane..I have tons to do but so many other things pulling me in other directions. I need an entire day just to myself so I can get stuff done. That's not likely to happen though..I know..I've accepted it :)