Are you familiar with the physics term “entropy”? This is the principle that things are gradually moving towards disorder and chaos, and nowhere is this more evident than in a home (or maybe just MY home)!!
At the end of June I was feeling VERY stressed by the state of our home, especially with knowing we were starting school in July and wanting to have things in order before then! I kept waiting for a whole day when I could declutter, clean, and organize all day (yeaaaahhhh…), but that day never came!
So on July 1, I texted my mother-in-law and sister-in-law to see if they wanted to join me on a daily organization journey! They both said yes (and, seventeen days in, they might be regretting it…), so we started that day! Each day we do one organization project. The goal is that the tasks are things that can be accomplished in 30 minutes, but some larger projects have taken (at least me!) longer. And then other days I get on a roll and spend more time just because I want to! Must be that late pregnancy nesting instinct kicking in already.
Thus far we have organized:
-first aid supplies
-under the kitchen sink
-under couches and cushions
-top of the fridge
-party supplies/paper plates/napkins
-kitchen cabinets (a few… we’re still working on those 1-2 at a time!)
-clutter in the master bedroom
We text before and after photos to each other (and believe me, what happens in that group text stays in that group text… it’s a judgement-free zone!!) and encourage each other’s progress!
I’ll share a few of my “after” photos as inspiration to you and what you can also accomplish working in SMALL time increments. Remember, you probably won’t have a HUGE chunk of time to “get organized,” so even 30 minutes each day can make a big difference!
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!!