Thursday, January 12, 2012

Goals and Plans

One of my TOP goals for this year is to ORGANIZE.  My life feels like a complete disaster!!  But to be able to organize effectively, I have to come up with sub-goals to really accomplish my BIG goal.  So here are some of the things I want to organize in my life in the near future.

{My main thrust is "a place for everything, and everything in its place".}

#1.  Meal Planning

I want to come up with a quick and easy way to meal plan so that my family can eat healthier.  All I know is if I don't have a plan, we end up eating the "quick stuff" which seems to always be the "unhealthy stuff"! 

Or the SAME thing over and over again.  I want SO badly to try new recipes. 
My kitchen is FULL of cookbooks, but I just never find time to use them. 

So this year I WANT TO USE THEM.  And I found some cute ideas for menu planning on pinterest.

#2.  Closets

My closets are a disaster, and since that's where everything should go eventually, I have to clean them out.  And happily I have already done a few of them.

It's SO much easier to find a place for everything when you don't have junk
looking at you from all sides and falling out on the floor because there isn't enough room for all of it in there! 

{I know, that's BAD, but it's the truth!}  I need some closets that looks like this! 

Really, if one of my closets ever looks like THIS my house may actually cave in...!!

#3  Laundry

This is a HUGE one for me this year. 
My house is so small, and my laundry room is small too, so keeping laundry organized is a big challenge for me.
And if you can believe this we don't have our own dresser.
I know, it's time to stop living like we are in college.  So on to finding the right dresser. 
And building a system for the laundry so it doesn't get so messy. 

We'll see how that goes.
My dream would be a laundry room that looks like this.  Isn't it GORGEOUS?

#4  Girls Room

I went through ALL of the girls' toys last night and got them organized in totes. 

It already feels better. 

But I'm sure you know how that is...the toys are always scattered ALL over the house all of the time!! 

I need to get a HUGE storage system for their room, just haven't found one I am totally sold on yet.  I like this style, but not sure if it would fit into our TINY rooms!

#5 Craft Room/Office for ME

I struggle with having papers lying ALL over the house in random places because they are "important" and I don't want to lose them. 
So I ordered a desk and want to make a few wall systems for bills and things that need done right away. 

And I need a place for ALL of my crafts, so I must get some shelving for that purpose too. 

And there's about a bazillion ideas out there to choose from...!!

As you see, I have A LOT to accomplish.  I just have been telling myself, ONE thing at a time and eventually everything will be done.  Ugh!

One very EXCITING thing that I have to share with you is my most
FAVORITE Christmas present that I got this year. 

I am still in shock, and don't really know a thing about using it yet, but it's MINE!! 

And talk about help with organizing!  I've got it now...the silhouette cameo!!  It's really true, it's sitting in my office space right now.  Yipeeee!!

Blogggy land is exploding with All sorts of organizing tips so
I am hoping to find some that will work for me.

Any of you on an organizing/de-junking mission this year?  I would love to hear all about it!!  And if you have any tips for me, they would be much appreciated! (especially ideas for which storage shelves to buy)

Hope your Thursday is wonderful!


Ashley said...

I feel like I am in the same boat. I really need to get a hold of everything and get oraganinzed. Like you said one step at a time. I started to the meal planning last year and can't tell you how much it has helped. I started with this one from Do It Yourself Divas
I started off doing one week at a time until I got the hang of it. Then I laminated it with two sheets back to back so I could do two weeks at a time. It really helped having the grocery list there..I just take the whole thing to the super market with me. I hope seeing all your transformations help me in my new years quest to organization. Thanks for sharing!!

Ashley said...

Oh and I am so jealous of your christmas gift!

jessica said...

omg this is totally me. i've been known to just throw something in a closet or drawer or just in my storage room. i wanna go around and organize each room and actually have things in the right place.

i'm starting with my laundry room and storage room this weekend. maybe we'll both get lots done this weekend.

Anonymous said...

I totally want that closet. I wish i was that organized.. I am the same way just throw something in a closet and leave it.

The Path Traveled said...

these are all a women s be organized in life, home, body, and soul! I would love any of those ideas!

Bec@littlelucylu said...

WHAT!? And you didn't tell me!?!? Haha!
I was trying like a mad woman to win one there a couple weeks ago when it seemed like EVERYONE was giving them away!
I am feeling like such a a pathetic "crafter" -- NO SILHOUETTE!?!
I will just have to live vicariously through you ... do me proud! :-) (And I know you will!)
Bec :-)

Desirae R said...

You list could so easily apply to me! However we may be house hunting (hopefully checking into getting approval for a loan this week!) so I am hoping to find a little more space in a new place for myself. Until then... lazyness will probably rule... its same really.

Patrice said...

I need to take an organization vacation so I have time to do it!

Lauren said...

If you hear anything about how to store stuffed animals, let me know. I have no idea what to do with the things and they're breeding like crazy!

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