If you missed the post earlier this morning about my New Year’s theme resolution, you can get all caught up on it HERE. If you don’t want to read about our Christmas, skip down to the last paragraph. My first step in Project: Get Organized and Find Order was to come up with a game plan. I have a really bad tendency to overload myself with projects and to-do lists and then I suffer burn out and disappointment, followed by lack of motivation because I never seem to get anything done!
Over at Modern Parents Messy Kids, Stephanie felt similarly one night in early spring last year and wrote an amazing post about how she had tamed her demons, her house was perfectly organized, her chore schedule was planned to a T, and her menu plan never failed. Her children has reliable routines and her life was in complete harmony. And then she admitted it was all a dream, but Project Organize Your Entire Life had been born. It was a worldwide phenomena that spread like wide fire! Apparently, there are lots of people craving order who don’t quite know how to get it. I know that’s the boat I am in.
Stephanie has since been putting together an e-book on where to start in order to achieve more order in your life. Total score, right? I’ve started working my way through the pages and, let me tell you, it’s a fabulous collection of hints and helpful tips on where to start your journey to organization and order. I am loving the section on toy rotation. That is one of the first things I want to implement into our new routine. Less toys in the house means less mess to clean up and less to trip over when I get Gator’s middle-of-the-night bottle. Besides, my kids have some GREAT toys, but they have so many that they never spend much time with any one thing – leading to more mess (what 10.5 month-old cleans up after himself?!) and less quality play time. I’ll let you in on how I’m going to do all this soon…
If you too have made the resolution to de-clutter and organize this year, you gotta check this out. Stephanie has a sweet deal going on today! If you’d like to try out POYEL: The Quick Start Guide, it is available now! There was a great little part about her first project. The laundry room of all places. But it was something she could get accomplished while her little one napped one afternoon. For a while, it was her happy place, even though no one else saw it regularly. But, the best part of this guide is that she answers the question, “Where do I start?” That is one of the hardest parts, for me anyway.
You can get POYEL: The Quick Start Guide in PDF form or try out the Kindle version. It normally costs $6.99, but if you order before 12:59 EST on December 31, 2012 with the code “early” you can save an extra 25%! Total deal, just saying.
Well, I’m off to do some toy sorting… and buy some storage totes… woo, what a par-tay, right?! Happy New Year! (Be safe!) And bring it, 2013! I’m ready!
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