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Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Be Productive And Get Organized!

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Get Organized
When it’s too cold to go out, stay in and get organized!

I’m really glad I took this week off from work. This is the first year I’ve taken the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s off in a really long time. I wish the weather was cooperating more though! We went from 50° last week to below zero wind chills this week. Welcome to the Midwest in winter.

I’m a total wuss with cold weather so I’m staying warm and cozy indoors and making plans to get organized.

I’ve decided that the entire month of January will be….drumroll please….organization month! I’m not doing anything crazy like a 30-day challenge because I have a day job. I enjoy getting things organized but let’s get real. It’s highly unlikely that I’ll want to come home after work and rearrange the fridge. And then write a post about it.

I’m taking an easier approach to get organized.

Instead of picking 30 tasks to complete each day, I’ve chosen a few areas that I really need to focus on.

  • Junk Drawer
  • Game Closet
  • Craft Area
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Spices
  • Baking cabinet
  • Freezer/fridge
  • Pantry
  • Going paperless
  • Setting Goals

I already tackled the pantry/freezer/fridge this year but it needs a little more work. I’m also planning on doing a post on how to use all the things in the pantry to reduce food waste. I think my biggest issue in the pantry right now is that I have a lot of extras that I ended up with because I didn’t make a grocery list.

Setting goals and making a plan to achieve them are part of getting organized

When we think of organization, we tend to imagine awesome storage bins and systems where everything in our life is neat and easily accessible. The older I get the more I realize the importance of setting goals for myself, both big and small. Without specific goals to work towards, I tend to drift through my year, taking each day as it comes. When I have something to work on, I have amazing years of personal and professional growth. I’ll get into more detail about that in my goal setting post next week but for now, I’d like you to think of a few goals that you could set for yourself in the new year!

Don’t worry, it won’t be all posts about organization in January

I have other good stuff planned too, like transitioning from holiday to winter decor, and a project using my Cricut, which if you follow us on Instagram you know that I’m already in love with it. I’m also going to have some new recipes and a long-promised post on Trello! Lots of stuff to look forward to in January!

I hope you had a fabulous holiday and were able to enjoy some time off to spend with family and friends. As for me, I have some serious lazy time planned for myself this week. There’s a lot of Netflix, reading, and staying warm in my pj’s on the agenda. ?

If you can’t wait to start getting organized, check out some of our other posts on planning and organization here.

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