It’s time for our second challenge of the year! I thought it might be fun this year to start off with some challenges to help us all get organized, and make managing our homes just a wee bit easier! I used to do these regularly with a group of friends of mine and the camaraderie and accountability really helped. Each Tuesday I’ll post different assignments in our challenges and I hope you will join us! (Need to catch up? See previous posts in this series HERE).
ASSIGNMENT 4: Creating “Stations”
Today’s assignment is “easy.” During this challenge, you are going to need “stations” for things in process. For us, sometimes our stuff goes in different shipments, and I need to have ways to organize each of these. Perhaps as you begin, you need to create a “goes to storage” shipment (I would not actually suggest shoving stuff down in your basement until we get to the point where we start sorting/purging the basement, though!). Or perhaps you need a “goes to charity” or “prep for consignment sale” pile.
Regardless, I have found it easiest if I pre-plan these stations. In this move, I will probably have a donation pile for the girls’ AHG troop’s yard sale, homeschool (books) consignment sales, donation piles to pass along galore, etc. Trash just goes right into the trash!
For your family members who are a bit clueless about this crazy challenge you’ve started, a good idea might be to label each area with a sign – “Consignment sale pile – DO NOT TOUCH.” Or “To Storage Area.” It might also help ease the mind of your significant other that you have not gone off the deep end and become a crazy hoarder piling things to the ceiling.
Not that I’ve ever had that happen. Ha.
Really, my husband is so used to me at this point he mostly just ignores me. However, I do have to point the piles out and ask him to please stop cleaning up after me; there is a method to my madness!
It might look like madness for a little bit, I admit. But there is a plan to this madness, and it will all improve soon!
Next up: “Like Goes with Like!”
Feel free to post in the comments, or link up! I’d love it!