After digging out from all of the holiday decorations (and now, the snow), that urge to purge and deep clean sets in for me. The kids being home for a snow day yesterday after one day back at school slowed me down a little bit yesterday, but I’m hoping to continue on my organizational bender. There’s something about organizing when it’s frigid outside that’s just – cozy. Winter nesting.
I have jumped on the bandwagon at A Bowl Full of Lemons, as Toni has kicked off another 14 Week Challenge, where you tackle one space each week, with step-by-step checklists and methods to clearing the clutter. Plus, I like to know that I’m in it with others who are in the same boat. This week has been kitchen week, and have been enjoying the process, although it’s definitely a lot of work! But, the payoff includes little things like admiring your organized cabinets while putting dishes away, and a sparkling refrigerator while packing up leftovers.
My first attempt at mason jar salads, only to realize the spinach should go on top – that’s why they’re upside down. 🙂
Of course, the process gets ugly before it gets pretty.
But sometimes you need something in hard copy form that you can sit down and read, or prop open while you’re working. And this book is a great companion guide for tackling such a tall task.
I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute to “The Idiot’s Guide to Organizing Your Life” that my friend Cyndy Aldred from The Creativity Exchange authored, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you. There are loads of tips and tricks for organizing every space in your home, along with pictures to inspire.
Ok, so those were some of my pictures, but I’m pretty excited to be included, and what better place to for me to make my print debut, than an Idiot’s Guide, right?
It covers every nook and cranny of your home, from bathrooms to bedrooms, kitchens to closets, along with quick tricks and DIY projects.
It’s the perfect tool to help you reach your organizational goals for 2015.
And I’m giving away two copies to you, dear readers! What better way to kick off the new year, right? Are you in organizing mode?