I'm not normally one for new year's resolutions - or at least none that I remember past February. But 2012 feels different: the start of something new, a fresh chapter in my life. I begin this year as two things I wasn't at the beginning of 2011 - a published author, and a wife. Both exciting, wonderful, life changing things.
But, I spent a lot of last year feeling rather overwhelmed, and while a lot of fabulous stuff happened, I really don't want to feel quite that stressed again! So this year I want to better manage my time, and my life, so that I make space for all that is important to me: my family, my friends, my writing and my day job.
Sounds easy, right? (*crickets chirping*)
So, I've decided to start small: and organise my house.
My first plan of attack has been our bedroom. We bought a new bedroom suite that was delivered a few weeks ago, and I decided that I would put nothing into our beautiful new chests of drawers unless it was worthy of such gorgeous furniture - and it had to fit (we had way too many clothes)! If not, it went in the bin or the donate box.
Then I decided that everything needed a place - hats, shoes I only wear on special occasions, that kind of thing. So I bought six cane baskets, laminated some pretty labels - and wah-lah! Instant organisation:
|My pretty new baskets and their labels :)|
I'd love to hear your organisation and storage tips - can you help me find a place for everything in my house? And meanwhile, I'll keep working on creating space for the special things in my life that are far more important than hats and shoes :)
Happy New Year! I wish you a fabulous, and well organised, 2012 :)