What exactly does that mean to me? Does it mean I can find what I need or what someone asks me for? I think I have set a goal for myself. I will have my house organized by the time my husband returns on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is VERY special to us. It is the anniversary of our first date 33 years ago. And it is our Benjamin’s birthday. And one very special gift for my very organized, together husband would be for him to walk thru the door and not recognize the house because it was so organized. And I know my life would be oh so easier if I had myself together. Today is haircut, eye appt day but tomorrow I am starting at the North East corner of my house and doing one section at the time. I am going to TAKE MY TIME AND DO IT RIGHT. There will be numerous trips to the dump as well as the storage building. I am going to stop each day before I get so tired I won’t want to finish. I want to do it in sections, stand back and admire my accomplishments and the next day move on to the next section. Now this does NOT include the children’s rooms. They are all old enough to do that themselves. So in this very small house surely I can do it in a month’s time. My shoppe will be first. OH lawd…what a mess. I kid you not, I would show you a picture but I am too embarrassed! It’s bad…ask Michelle! But I will show you as I am finished. Every nook and cranny, every closet, every cabinet, every shelf will be cleaned and dusted and straightened and rid of no longer needed/wanted items. And I will know where everything is – it will be in it’s place!

Wish me luck!

Oh…and I posted the recipe for macaroons over at TheFarmhouseGourmet.

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hi, new person here and came across your blog. I too have a house that is totally unorganized! I can never find anything without a massive search that takes hours! I did get my kitchen organized this weekend and I really need to tackle the bedroom. UGH! Why do I have to save everything?


Good For You!!!!

I love an organized house but have to say mine is not one at the moment!!!!

Have fun with it, it will be so rewarding!



Good luck! I am trying to do the same thing in time for my son’s 3rd birthday on Feb. 16!


Susan, One thing I can say about you is that you are an achiever..the only way I get my whole house organized is to MOVe!! No kidding.. but I guess I may have to follow your lead becauswe we’ve lived in this house almost 4 years and it looks we’re here to stay for awhile..oh boy!!


Newbie here….stumbled across your blog and I love it! Annie said it right for me….the only way I would get organized is if I moved too! Good luck with your endeavor.

Wow thats inspiring. Could you come to our farmhouse next and do the same for us!?

Before sending things to the dump try putting it on freecycle first. Its a brilliant site, free, swapping things so they get reused instead of going to landfill.
Reuse is better than recycling because less energy is needed.

Good luck indeed!
That sounds like a very organised sort of way to approach the problem. I’ve not started my new year declutter yet due to stinking cold caught from small child (occupational hazzard!) and also because it just seems sooo daunting in a where to start sort of way.
But your way sounds like a good way to tackle my house too.

It’s been a long time since I visited your blog, and I found this post very timely. I just posted about my excess stuff yesterday…We just moved into our new house and I am overwhelmed. I am determined to have things in order by spring…Purged, organized, and streamlined!