Did one of your New Year’s resolutions include the promise to finally get your home organized? Are you already off track? Fear not, you can still make it happen! All you need is my easy-to-implement ‘one-weekend-a-month’ plan and you will be well on your way.
Organizing your entire home can seem like a daunting task, which is why people tend to give up. But my 2012 monthly plan will help you ‘chunk it down’ into manageable weekend projects. The first step is to promise yourself that – no matter what – you will set aside one weekend a month to do one home organization project. Depending on the size of your home and how much ‘stuff’ you have your monthly project can take you one day or the entire weekend. The following is your January to June schedule. Feel free to change the order as long as you keep to the one-project-a-month plan. Next week I will give you July through December’s projects – no sense overwhelming you right at the start!
January: Charger Station
Does your home have four, five or even six chargers laying around? Do you or your family members sometimes scramble to find the right one? Then you need a charger station. You can either purchase one or make your own. What’s essential is to select a designated area in your home for the sole purpose of keeping all chargers together. For example, if you live in an apartment consider using one of the drawers from a console table. Remember this console needs to have nearby access to an outlet. If giving up a drawer is not possible then a shelf on a bookcase can do the same job. It may take some time for everyone to develop the habit but within weeks you will see each of them placing their phone, iPods, or miscellaneous electronic device to charge in the same location without giving it a second thought. And I promise you won’t miss being asked, “Have you seen my charger!”
Check out Part Two of my Month-to-Month, Home Organization Calendar in Fox News Latino’s Lifestyle section this Friday.