28 Days To Living Organized – Day 1 – Admit the Problem

28 days to Living Organized
Admit the Problem

What is your problem area? We all have them – even the most got-it-together-gal has a spot in her house that makes her cringe.
Our first step is identifying the issue and admitting to yourself. And if you are brave enough – to the blogging world.
You know when I asked the question “what is your problem area” that something in your house popped into your mind. Start there. Or, if you have so many places that you aren’t sure where to start, I have a suggestion…. start at the place you first go to when you enter your home. That’s my spot. I’m going to be working this through with you this month.
Here is my problem area (at least the one I’m going to share this month)… My Kitchen Island.
My name is Suzanne and I have a problem with clutter on my kitchen island.

Now you try it….
I’ll wait….
There you go…. That feels good to admit, doesn’t it. Come back tomorrow as we decide to take the next step in moving from problem to solution. If you want to play along at home feel free to link your blog here using McLinky or by commenting.

28 Days To Recover Your Delightfully Organized Life

So, did you spend January carrying out your New Year’s Resolution to get organized? How is that working out? Is your life more peaceful, enjoyable and easier on a day to day basis? I hope so!
But for the rest of us….. I introduce you to my plan for February…
28 days to Living Organized
Why should you take on this challenge? Why not? What do you have to lose except a small (or large) amount of your frustration on a daily basis.

Getting organized or Living organized?

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to “get organized.” It sounds so simple. Head to the store, buy a few dozen storage containers of various shapes and sizes and cram as much stuff into them as you possibly can. Voila! You are now organized. You’ve reached your goal of getting organized.

But is that really your goal? A month later when you are looking for, oh, say, the wrapping paper for that birthday party that’s coming up this weekend (or this afternoon!) can you find it? You’re sure it’s in one of those nifty storage containers. But which one? The ones you put in the basement or the spare bedroom? So instead of digging through them all you decided to just stop at the store and grab an easy gift bag and a package of tissue paper. You ignore the nagging guilt that you already have 25 gift bags and mounds of tissue paper somewhere in your house. Instead, you are just happy to be only a few minutes late to the party with a gift that has some kind of wrapper.

Does that sound like organization to you? Not to me.

Getting organized is, in my opinion, a fruitless and frustrating goal. It can be expensive both in the short term (those bins can add up quickly) and in the long term (you can’t find what you need so you buy a new one). And at the end of the year you feel frustrated that yet again, you are surrounded by a mass of things with no rhyme or reason to their locations.

Instead, let’s make our goal LIVING organized. This is not a one-time event. This is the rhythm of your daily life played out in a less cluttered, more streamlined way.

Join me as we live our lives more organized this year.