Tuesday, February 2, 2010

# challenge # cleaning

28 Day Challenge - Day 2 (The Plan)

Did anyone else hear the dramatic music when they read the title? I swear saying The Plan makes me hear "da da dum" (that's dramatic cliff hanger type music if you don't speak musical gibberish) in my head every single time. Maybe I need to lay off the fruit loops, they may be affecting my..oh, who am I kidding, I'm this weird all the time..hehe

Over on the challenge (see? did you hear the music there too?..ahem..), Laura is talking all about having a plan. I agree with her, having a plan is a good thing and I never tackle any major project without one. Since "The Wall" is a major project, I have a plan. It's a good plan too..really, it is. Wanna see it? Promise you'll someday believe I really am a naturally organized person? Would homemade cookies help convince you? Ok, so I don't have any right now, but I do have Oreos. Would Oreos work? No? Well, I'm going to show you the plan anyway, maybe that will help.

The Plan
Step 1: Go through all boxes in room and remove trash and do an easy purge.* Put all keep items into other boxes and/or put easy to put away items where they go.
Step 2: Move all remaining boxes to computer side of the room.
Step 3: Get all organizational products into place so things can be put away.
Step 4: Start the "micro-organization"** part of the project.
Step 5: Admit that I have an addiction to certain things.
Step 6: Look for a program to help me deal with that addiction.
Step 7: Realize that looking for said program isn't dealing with the issue and do another harder purge.
Step 8: Get totally exasperated with the amount of stuff and toss it all on the floor Once items are all together by group, organize those groups.
Step 9: Bring in office chairs.
Step 10: Setup boys crafting space.
Step 11: Hang items on walls.
Step 12: Jump up and down in the now cleared floor space and yell yay a lot.

And that folks, is my 12 step program..ermm...plan to getting "The Wall" turned into a room.

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* - An easy purge is one where there is no maybe. If it's a maybe, it's a keep. All no items get dropped into the freecycle box.
** - Micro-organization: The process of organizing things into their unique type..photos with photos, office supplies with office supplies, etc.

5 comments:

joyceandnorm said...

Breaking it down helps! Let's put our plan into action!

Karen said...

Love your plan! I miss freecycle! I used it quite a bit in our last home, but the local program is so disorganized, it's easier to donate everything.

gail said...

i love it! i need a 12 step program too. i was going to start in my craft room and never set a foot in it--sigh,

i also looked at your pics---acccck! you are a brave girl to post those pics. that's how my old house looked. we have purged alot already.

Jim said...

heheh ... love the 12 step plan ... maybe I need a 12 step plan to get over ummm ... ummm ... lemme see, I can't think of anything I can get over. Maybe I should get over not getting over stuff. Nah, who am I kidding? I like stewing! ;)

Deanne said...

I love it! Especially step 8.

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