Anyone who has spent longer than a few minutes with me is probably well aware that I thrive off of organizing, planning, and other such detail-oriented tasks. Although to some I might seem very put together, when I look into my own life and the spaces where I spend time, I sometimes feel surrounded by disorganization. I am okay with some of that but I have also been thinking about some strategies for making the spaces where I spend time more peaceful. To me, peaceful spaces are clean and de-cluttered.
Initially I was going to do a 20/20 challenge. There is more info on that at ApartmentTherapy.com. I am still considering that process at some point but a friend's blog post immediately engaged me in another idea and since I believe goals are easier to achieve with the support of others, I decided to hop on her bandwagon.
My friend, Erin, is planning to get rid of 20 bags in 40 days.
From Erin's blog post:
"Essentially, you divide your home into areas and one by one, go through those areas cleaning, decluttering, organizing and getting rid of stuff. Even if I don’t get rid of 20 bags, at least my home will be spotless, right?"
The post that inspired Erin's idea, which is actually 40 bags in 40 days, is on this blog.
She is planning to start a week from today, on March 9, so that is my plan as well. If I did the math correctly, the last day will be Sunday, April 17. I will post updates here.