What is up 2014? I'm taking total control of you lately! I know it's only the 2nd month of the year - which means I'm sure to burn out on my new year momentum soon. So far I think I've been owning 2014 with my Three Great Things project as well as setting my Four Simple Goals each month (and sort of sticking to them!). But I want to focus on a greater theme this year which is Organization. Since focus is my word for this year I want to take time to actually make a plan of attack instead of just say 'I want to do this _________'. Planning will help me focus on what needs to be done in order to complete the task! There are several home related organization things I want to tackle this year & here they are:
Clean out the closets
This goes for the bedroom & the guest closets. They have both become catch alls for everything under the sun. Clothes need to get donated & things just need to get moved around. I need something to organize my shoes (oh god, my shoes!) & just plain need to get rid of clothes. This was part of the February goals - but I think it's getting pushed back unless it stops snowing. I also want to add mirrored doors to the bedroom closet to make it look bigger!
Kitchen Organization - Under the Sink
Um, under the sink is a plastic bag graveyard & also some dish soap, etc. Pretty much it's not a fun place to look & I know I'm not using it very well. I am pretty sure I don't know half of whats under there. Yikes! What needs to live under there are sponges & cleaning supplies, and maybe some plastic bags. We have a lot of shelves under there but nothing is being utilized properly.
Kitchen Organization - Cabinets
One thing I looooove about this house is the amount of cabinet space we have. It's unreal. I also love that because of all these cabinets we have so much counter space! There are quite a few cabinets that just have random junk in them. I need to make better use of the space we have. We also have a little cart that is becoming a catch all - I don't know how many times a week I clean junk off of the top of it! I also want to designate some of this cabinet space for Zach to organize some of his paperwork & our paperwork for the house.
Oh, god the garage. So this was supposed to be a January goal but it was way too cold to pull out all the junk & organize it. This is going to be something for the spring. Oh god, we need to get the garage under control. Seriously, I don't even like to look in there! We need to create space for both of us to work - it's already designated, just covered in random things.
Under the Bathroom Sink
Both the upstairs bathroom & the guest bathroom sink storage need to be organized like woah. Again, I just shove any bathroom related items in the cabinets & shut the door. Out of sight out of mind - until I need more shampoo. I've seen at Dollar Store & Big Lots little stackable bins - the remind me of kindergarten classrooms but they look so helpful!
I've gotten a lot organized so far though. The living room has a pretty good organization thing going on: baskets under the shelves for board games, candles, game systems, and wires, the coffee table drawers just got organized, there's a basket under the coffee table for a blanket, heating pad, & laptop storage, and a coat rack & storage box by the side door. Our bedroom is also pretty much organized, though there's always room for improvement in there & I always organize my make up at the end of the week. The office area is pretty organized, too.
My plan is to incorporate these into my Four Simple Goals for each month & tackle one a weekend since a lot of it is going to be purchasing organization stuff for our house. I'm also keeping this list pretty low (& full of the big things that need to get done) because completing a lot of things is not something I'm great at. So with a smaller list I'm pretty sure I'll get through all of it!
What is one of your greater goals this year? Have you been tackling it like you own 2014?