Anyone who is a part of my life knows that I am organizationally challenged in a huge way. I lose things regularly, even those things that I use every day. If it's not bolted down or too big and heavy to hide, I will lose it in my house.
So why am I telling you this? Because it's the beginning of a new year and I've decided that it's the perfect time to learn how to organize my house and my life. Almost a year ago I bought Regina Leeds book One Year To An Organized Life. I started to read it. I even planned to implement it. Yet here it is 2009 and I didn't do it.
Now I have really started. The book has you not only think about the way you keep your things, but also why you are the way you are. Why do I have issues with being on time? Why is my home in such disarray? And so on. I'm hoping that it will help me learn to think a bit differently.
January is the Kitchen. This week I'm analyzing my use of time, journaling and I made a page for my "dream book". Regina Leeds says to do a "dream board" to represent what you want to accomplish for the year. Somehow that seemed to overwhelming to me, so I started with one page for my kitchen. It represents all the things I can do if I manage my time better and keep my kitchen better organized and decluttered. My plan is to slowly make a scrap book of sorts with small dream boards to represent all the areas of my life so I can learn to tie them together.