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!
It’s quite possible that 2019 will mark another move for us. AGAIN. I’ve become somewhat of a moving guru having done my own form of this challenge %^%#! times in the past %#$@# years. So, to make it a little more fun, I’m inviting you along for the ride with me through the process. Please join me in THE BIG ORGANIZATIONAL PACKFEST CHALLENGE! Let’s face it; I would appreciate the company and support, not to mention the accountability!
This will be a long, all-encompassing challenge, with one assignment each Tuesday! We should be through everything by May, because any potential move for us will most likely be in in June!
I will go into much more detail in future posts – but the premise of this challenge is that you guys will pretend to join me in my upcoming move! This is not a “move down the street” kind of move. No, I want you to think of this as a major, life altering move: maybe moving across the country or overseas, or perhaps moving AND downsizing to a MUCH smaller living situation.
As you can imagine, there is a lot that goes into that sort of move, but what we will be spending the bulk of this challenge focusing on will be the prepping for the move – purging, sorting, organizing of our “stuff.” Also, we will deal with planning, organizing, scheduling type tasks – many things I have to do for my own move, but as you will come to see, they will set you up to have a much more organized year and home for the rest of the year!
But as big as this challenge might be, you’ll see that because we break it down into one assignment a week, it becomes much more doable. Some weeks might be easier for you than others. And don’t worry if you get behind, just keep moving forward at your own pace and speed.
I promise you will enjoy the fruits of all your labors!
A couple of Pre-Assignments:
1) Gather needed supplies. Garbage bags, file folders, boxes, dumpster, whatever. Walk around taking a quick tally of what you are going to need. AND THEN GO GET IT. So you won’t have any excuses. (And hopefully you can get some good deals while things are on sale.)
3) Catch up on the daily stuff and see if you can get ahead. Kinda hard to organize closets and sort clothes if they are all in the dirty pile, right?
Please feel free to blog about your experience and tasks, and join up with us here by posting in the comments, etc. so we can all
commiserate support and encourage each other! Don’t worry about starting late, just join in and catch up!
Feel free to post in the comments, or link up! I’d love it!