download for free here Sometimes I can feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done before our baby makes her grand entrance. For me, lists are where it's at. I created this list for me (and hopefully YOU) to stay on track. The list will also serve as a guide for this series over the next 12 weeks. Each week I'll be focusing on a different check point. For this week's focus I am concentrating on organizing. With writing jobs and projects, preschool starting, getting ready for vacation (!) and everyday life, I find myself a little scattered these days (and so thankful for all of it). Something I've been trying to do to clear my mind is to purge. I have a huge pile of garage sale/ donation candidates sitting in my office (and driving me a bit nutty). With another being living in our tiny bungalow, I wanted to make as much room as possible. The girls are going to have to share a closet and right now there is no room for anything other than Matilda's clothes. A few things I'm doing to stay on top of the clutter:
Don't use it? See ya. Simple and clean cut philosophy. I can be sentimental so I struggle with this one.
I'm going through each closet, pantry, drawer and cleaning them out.
I'm organizing clothing by size and making piles for now.
Some of my list items include: (in addition to the above) getting wires up and out of sight, repairing anything that needs to be repaired, weeding the garden and planting bulbs, getting a cleaning system in place (more later), paint touch ups, hanging pictures, light in hall hung, and finally having a garage sale to get it all out of the house. How do you handle getting organized? Are you a list maker? Also, tips of cutting down clutter in a small house? Next week I'm going to be sharing my baby essentials list and a guide to registering. twitter/ facebook/ pinterest/ instagram