Thursday, January 22, 2009

Organizational Progress

Well here I am half way though my third week of One Year To An Organized Life.  Is my kitchen looking all shiny and sparkly with perfectly organized cabinets and counters?  Well, not quite.  But it is improving.

Yes, when Ms. Leeds said that it was hard to get organized with young children she knew was she was talking about.  So even though my kitchen isn't the haven I was hoping for by this point, it has improved in many ways.  My dishes are now all on one side of the kitchen, above and below the counter with the most open space to prep meals and snacks.  My spices, seasonings and teas are on either side of the stove where they are within arms reach while I'm cooking or boiling water.

Will my kitchen be perfect after next week?  Not likely.  But it will be much better than when I started.  It will function in a way that will benefit my whole family.  My children will be able to help more in the kitchen because the organization will mean less work and thought in how to allow them to help.

I am so happy that I decided to finally crack open that book and really take it seriously.  It's not as impossible as I thought it would be.  It is, however, just hard enough to be satisfying.

4 comments:

~Chris~ said...

Go you!
I really have to get cracking to be finished this month. Eek!

Christa said...

Yay for you!! come do mine next?!!! lol!!

Chicken Momma said...

Christa-In a word, NO. LOL But it would be a good excuse to come visit.

Jennifer said...

I'm also using Regina Leeds' book to organize my life this year. Must be a popular New Year's resolution! I also have three children and can empathize with the work involved. I look forward to seeing your progress and learning more about chickens!

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