Friday, February 10, 2012

29 Day Organizational Challenge - 1st Progress Link Up

So, here we go with my progress report for my 29 Day Organizational Challenge. I have not made a ton of progress (I have been sick in bed since Sunday), but I am in the process of creating my organizational plan. I started by answering these questions.

1. What do I want the purpose of my room or area to be?
My office where I work 3ish times a week, a place to go to unwind, check email, blog, write thank you notes, work on projects, read, watch a favorite show, have a glass of wine and read my mail. My place, my space, where I can get away from it all and be productive.

2. What do I need in or near the room to serve that purpose?
Desk, laptop, printer, comfortable chair, tv, bookshelves, storage, candles.

3. What can I remove from the room?
Not sure yet, but I am hoping to figure it out during this process. . .

4. What problems do I see with the room?
I have too much stuff in here and it is not organized. I have empty picture frames that need to be filled and I need to update pictures. I need one drawer just for mailing prep, which includes stamps, different types of envelopes, stationary (I have a ton of stationary so maybe two?).

5. What organizational tools might solve those problems?
I need to find a better solution for filing.

6. What habits need to change to solve the organizational problems?
Don't just dump mail and papers. Come up with a filing system so that I can store papers simply and file them once a week, even once every other week.

7. What kind of a budget do I have to create the organized room of my dreams?
The room is close to being done, I need a couple of pictures for the wall and I would love to have the crown molding up. No budget though really. I think this is more about just organizing and purging.

8. What kind of a timeline is necessary to organize the room?
I am ready to be done with the room by the end of the month. 29 days.

9. What is my plan of action?
I need to take time to come up with a filing system and I need to get rid of some stuff.

10. Who can I ask to help me with this?
Hmmmm, the boy has done the majority of the heavy lifting, painting and such. It is up to me to do the rest.

Here are some pictures of areas I need to focus on. . . and figure out how to purge or file.. . I really need to make my book case and book shelf look nice. They are nice pieces, but they need to LOOK nice! I need to find some pictures to frame and get a proper filing system in place.
Here is to hoping that I feel well enough to get some of this tackled this weekend. I would really like to find a picture to put up . . . maybe I have something already. . . and I would also like to get to my bookshelf.

1 comment:

sara d. said...

Hope you are feeling better and can get to work...looks like you have a greatplan! Good luck!