November was "Organize Month" and my goals were:
- Office - organize and de-clutter
- Pantry and Spice Cabinets
- Once flooring is in the attic - move extra boxes up there
- Den - LESS OF A MESS
- Garage - Organize shelves, Make things accessible
Well Let's go one by one
Goal: Organize and De-Clutter
I was able to clear out some boxes and get them in the office, I was able to clear out the office closet (which houses most of our garb) and overall made everything easier to get at.
Status: 50% done
I was unable to find the magnetic spice holders, so what I did in the spice cabinet was organize the spices by size, this way I can see them when I look into the cabinet. I also straightened out our various types of olive oils, and vinegars... not to mention made the baking cubby a little less messy.
Goal: Move excess boxes up into the space, and then organize it.
We recently got flooring in the attic, so I was able to move all extra boxes (from various rooms in our house) up there. I also organized it by holiday, so that it is easy to just PULL things without searching.
Goal: Less of a mess
Status: Nope nope nope
The den is where Klay has his "man time" and the other half of the room is where Emry plays. It is in utter chaos - - - all the time. No matter how much I try, no matter how much I ask for them to straighten it... it doesn't happen. And I gave up. That's the truth - GAVE UP!
Goal: Organize Shelves, make things more accesible
Status: Uhhh---- didn't even try
The month got away from me, and I swear that some time during the winter, I am going to get in there and truly organize this area.
So Overall: 3 out 5 ain't bad!!!!!! Organization really makes me feel calmer, and I am hoping that we can maintain these areas over a long period of time. I know I will, but you know, the MENFOLK! ARGHHH!!!!
I am excited to read that the December Challenge is entitled: Simplify
And I have to truly think about what goals I will conquer this month---- But, I am excited to participate in it!!!