Sunday, January 2, 2011

Get Ready to Get Clean

Ahhhh, January! The promise of a new year. One of the resolutions I hear people make (in addition to losing weight) is to get organized!

I have always tried to keep the house organized, but there are always areas that could use some work. I need to work on the downstairs bathroom closet, for one thing.
One of my favorite bloggers, Clean Mama, is having a cleaning month for January. Check out her blog, she has some really great organizing and cleaning tips. She also has some great printables of cleaning schedules, etc, to keep you on track.

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If you look back at some of the posts in our organizing category, you'll see some ideas and some organizational before & afters. Here are some of my favorites before and after organizing projects:



We'll be posting more organizational projects soon. One of my goals for 2011 is scrapbook related: organize some of my digital photos, and keep up better with getting my photos printed!

29 comments:

~ Lyndsay The Kitchen Witch said...

Nice to meet you :-)

Staying organized is an ongoing challenge for me - especially in the master bedroom which always ends up becoming a place to dump things.

I'm going for a complete bedroom transformation this month.

Atticmag said...

I'd love to have the accountability police on my case. OK, here goes...change water filter, caulk leaky windows, deep clean bathrooms, bleach old grout. I'm also going to paint my bedroom. And lose weight LOL. Hope you'll stop by. Loved this post. Jane

Sherry said...

We have been cleaning all week. I can see the top of the counter and it is wonderful! Have a Happy New Year!
Sherry

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I sure wish things would organize themselves...but since they won't I guess I should get started...thanks for the gently persuasion!!! Have a wonderful week!!!

Clean Mama said...

Thanks for the shout out! Happy New Year + Happy Cleaning :)

Tracy said...

I need to organize my garage - it's so overcrowded with stuff I can barely get to my central vac!

kristin said...

Its my main goal this year to clean up and get more organized.
I already went through my christmas totes and got rid of thinngs that i didnt use this year that I didnt think I would use in upcoming years.
I need to get stuff out of boxes and labeled and put away properly and clean out my closet of clothes I never wear and will probably never ever wear again.

im following you now and cant wait to read more of your blogs! :)

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Cleaning accountability, great idea! I would love it if you would come and link up to my new link party,
Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link is already up, I hope you can join the party!
Happy New Year!
Mary

Savvy and Chic Mommy said...

Hello -
We stayed home since it was so cold here in Washington. I have decided this year not to make any resolutions because I never do them. This year when I think of something I will just do it. I guess that's my resolution huh? I'll be following you... Please follow me as well.

Tasha @ http://savvychicmommy.blogspot.com

Organize with Sandy said...

Thanks for linking this to my Organizing Mission Monday link party!!

Bella said...

Hey handy mama, I noticed you were one of my newest followers, and had to come say THANK YOU, and welcome, and I am of course following you back.

Your blog is AWESOME, and I can't wait to read more and more.

Def glad you found me, and I found you, he he.

I am TOTALLY ready to get CLEAN, will follow along for sure. :)

Bella

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Thank you for participating in the very first Masterpiece Monday! I hope you'll come back again, it was fun having you share! Take care, Mary

Donnie said...

Mine is to get the paper under control and also my computer folders. Love your blog.

April from HomeHinges.com said...

I'm with you. This month I'm tearing it up around here...just as soon as I lose that ten pounds too. Actually its a matter of baby steps for both goals.

Designs By Pinky said...

HI there! I just found your blog and am thrilled !!!! I want to get BETTER organized this year...which will entail my super handy husbands help making shelves etc:):) I am pretty organized but find BETTER ways to organize here in blogland!!! I will now follow you, please come on over and follow me too!!! XO, Pinky

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I sooooo need to clean my house right now, but I LOVE to blog!!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

We have Christmas tree needles EVERYWHERE! I'm dreading taking the tree down on the 6th January as I know I'll be picking up those needles forever after!

Denise Marie said...

way to accomplish all those projects! TFS...and Happy 3 or more Tues.

radn said...

You got a lot done!

For a chance to win 3 different organisation to- do list printables from IHeartOrganizing etsy store please checkout my giveaway.

http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-year-organization-to-do-list.html

Judy said...

January is the perfect month to get organized. It's cold outside (or at least where I am) and the new year just puts you in that mood. I have already organized a few closets which I plan to post about soon. My major goal is to find two missing years of video tapes of my kids from when my daughter was two and three years old. They've been missing for years. I have a few more closets to go through...I really hope they are there. She's ten now and I really want to see those times again. I linked over from cricket design. You have a great blog. Hope you come check mine out at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com.

Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said...

Thanks for the link to CleanMama!

Stacy said...

Thanks for linking up :) I am trying to get organized too!

Scrappy Gal said...

I'm with Clean mama! My month is going to be focusing on purging, organizing & taking care of those looming to-do items that have been there for months (or years).

Johnnie said...

Hey Rob and Laurie! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursdays. How did you know I needed to clean and organize?? Blessings!

Johnnie

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

I would love if you would add my Organizing Mission Monday from my Organize with Sandy blog and my Wicked Sweet Wednesday from my Chat with Sandy blog to your link list tab. Thanks!

Leanne said...

Thanks for all the links to your great organizing posts. I love this time of year where everyone is cleaning and organizing and helping each other stay motivated. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Weednesday.

Frugal Couponing Mommy said...

I am a new follower via Thursday blog hop. I would love if you could follow me back at http://frugalcouponingmommy3.blogspot.com/

Sugar Mama said...

Perfect timing to find this post! My goal is to organize my baking cabinet. It's where I keep all the ingredients for baking separate from other food items. I also hope to organize our home video discs/tapes and Project Life album!

jenn said...

Oh, I love this idea of the cleaning month!

I'm a new follower from tidymom, have a great weekend!

https://jennoreilly.wordpress.com/

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