Saturday, January 21, 2012

One Year to an Organized Life

After a Looper discussion about getting organized, I read One Year to an Organized Life by Leeds. It took me a few days of "free time" to get through this book. It was helpful to help me think through how to make the move to our new house better. I have a little less than 2 months until moving day. After reading this book I'm going to try to get rid of some things in the house that we don't need (can't go through boxes in the garage right now-can go through our clothes etc.). I have a new strategy for moving day-how to have our church members that are helping us move do it the most efficiently. I am planning food to serve for moving day and house blessing day.  I am planning what needs to be in both houses-bathroom supplies, cleaning supplies, basic kitchen supplies. I am planning to have healthy quick to cook meals at both houses. We will have a couple of weeks of being at both houses before moving day so this will need to be planned and organized. I am going to label the rooms by colors and then label the boxes with the right color. Then I plan to put everything that is currently in the garage in the new garage and some from the rental house also in the new garage and just bring one box in at a time and go through it and find a place for it or get rid of it. Our house in MN had a lot of storage space and we took advantage of that. It is time to get organized so that our new house is pleasant to live in and have visitors. My goal will be to quickly get boxes unpacked and organized at the new house so we can park both cars in the garage as soon as possible.
I have more about this book to post in future posts.

3 comments:

The Zen Organizer said...

I am so honored to have my book be of assistance to you as you prepare for your move. It's a time of stress but it's not unlike birth: first comes the hard work of labor and then you see the beautiful child. A move to a new home and a new phase of life is preceded by a lot of hard work and literal shedding of the old. It can be freeing and exciting!

I hope you will bless your old home as you exit. It would be a beautiful gesture of thanks and it would also prepare it for the next occupants. Just a thought!

Stop by Regina Leeds, The Zen Organizer at Facebook. I'm always posting tips and sharing information I hope will be useful. There is another reader active right now who is also planning a move. You would be kindred spirits.

Blessings,
Regina

Joelle said...

Is it possible for me to borrow your book? Our tiny library doesn't have it. If not, I'll try ILL. Thanks!! :)

The Zen Organizer said...

Do you have an electronic reader of some sort? You can purchase the book that way and it's not very expensive.

Good luck!

Blessings,
Regina