Thursday, January 27, 2011
I'm On A Mission For Organization
I'm the self-proclaimed queen of good intentions. Case in point: this last snow storm where we were holed up in our house for the better part of a week. Delusions of grandeur filled my wee little brain as I plotted and planned how I would meticulously clean up and clear out closets and cabinets and crannies... oh my! Well, to be fair, Anna's sock drawer did get an overhaul. Everything else... not so much.
And honestly, momma is just a little overwhelmed. Seriously, there is crap as far as the eye can see over here. I get a twinge of motivation to do something and then I just stand around right in the middle of it all and think,"Well, where on earth do I begin?" Or once I start something, the "it has to get worse before it gets better" stage drives me to the brink of insanity. And trust me peeps. That's a short drive for somebody like me.
That's when fate stepped in. :) While magazine flipping at Lowe's, I spot a book on organization. I did not buy said book as I have numerous ones like it at home (all read cover to cover thankyouverymuch!). So, with a pang of regret, I put the book back (much to the shock and disbelief of my husband). Then, just the other day, Bonnie at House of Grace said she was going to be doing a weekly post from the chapters of THE VERY SAME BOOK I HAD SEEN AT LOWE'S. I knew it was meant for me to have the book, so off to Lowe's I go. When I got there, there was one. book. left. Fate, people. Seriously. :)
"Organize Now" is written by author, speaker, AND personal organizer Jennifer Ford Berry. Each week focuses on certain areas of our lives that need organization, beginning with "Yourself." Clever, right? Why NOT start with ourselves (our mind, schedule and priorities)? Berry finishes each week with a list of goals to check off, a cute quote, and tips to STAY organized a month, 3-6 months, and a year down the road. Sounds fool-proof. Er, I mean, Lindsey proof. We shall see as I am going to follow Bonnie on Thursdays as we work throughout the book together.
What is it about the new year that gets everyone in this organizational frenzy? I'm not sure, but I AM sure that something's got to give around here. Or else the hubs might just call my bluff and contact "Hoarders." I always wanted to be on t.v., but public humiliation is NOT exactly what I had in mind... Join us?(See Bonnie's post here.)