With a baby on the way and a small living situation, I’m feeling like it’s necessary to do some fairly major organizing, purging and rearranging in our home to make it more comfortable for everyone. After asking those over at the Simply Frugal Facebook page whether or not they’d be interested in joining me, I decided to go ahead and post my list of things which I’d like to get accomplished this month, here on the website!
Although organization is not exactly what some would consider to be a “frugal” topic, I think it goes well with my desire to live a more simple life. (The “Simply” in my Simply Frugal name choice). Ridding my home of excess makes me appreciate my small home and the objects I choose to live with more. Never mind the fact that I usually don’t want to add any new things because I can breathe with the new found space! (as well as spend less time cleaning and wasting money!)
In all honesty though, the purpose of my desire to organize this month is because I know we’ll be adding some new baby items to our home. Fairly substantial furniture pieces actually! We’re willing to get rid of our excess so that our new family member will have a comfortable place in our home.
Throughout the month of January, I’ll also be posting some articles and tips relating to organization that you may enjoy. Which by the way, I’d love any suggestions or guest posts you may like to contribute! It’s always nice to have other voices to learn from!
Now that I’ve talked your ear off, lets get on with my list shall we? Since it’s my specific list, you may have to alter some of the projects to suit your own needs. I’ll be attempting to do three projects a week so that’s how I’ll write the list.
January 1 – 7, 2012:
- Put away and possibly purge Christmas decorations (I don’t have too many decorations so I may not purge at all)
- Purge magazines and books
- Purge and clean the fridge freezer and deep freeze
January 8 – 14, 2012:
- Organize recipes
- Organize coupon binder
- Linen closet
January 15 – 21, 2012:
- Move computer desk downstairs out of baby’s room (husband’s job)
- Purge the closets in baby’s room to make room for baby stuff
- Purge our bedroom clothes closet
- Purge jacket/shoe closet
January 22 – 28, 2012:
- File/shred paper work
- Clean up my computer files and email accounts
- Organize the hot water tank closet
January 29 – 31, 2012
- Organize the broom/pantry closet
I’ll be posting before & afters of each project every Saturday to keep me motivated and to prove I did do them! 🙂 I’ll also be cleaning as I go with my trusty natural cleaning kit I made. You may have noticed that I didn’t mention anything about the kitchen. Since we recently renovated the counter tops, I actually took care of the cleaning and purging when that was going on, since the contents of the cupboards were all over the place!
There you have it! My organizing list. (That looks a bit ambitious to me now that it’s all written down!)
For those joining in, what will your list look like?