Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Clutterbug's Journey

As much as I try to fight it clutter seems to follow me around. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve said, “I know I have that thing somewhere. I just don’t know where it went.” My house has developed a huge case of pile-itis (huge piles of stuff with nowhere to go). The most common place for this is in the basement. It’s such a headache to go looking for anything there because of the number of boxes to sort through. Most of them aren’t labeled or in any sensible order.

Enough is enough! I am going to start organizing now. I’ve attempted to organize the basement in the past but failed miserably because I tried to do too much at once and felt overwhelmed by the huge mess I’d made sorting through everything. This time will be different because I have a plan of attack that I think I will stick with.

I have decided that I will dedicate a full year to organizing my home. I know that I can be a procrastinator so I will need to create some goals along the way for myself. This project is just too big for one day or even two days so I will break it down into bite-sized pieces.

Now, I realize for some people this kind of project may not take the whole year—or even a whole month—to get this done, but I want to be certain that the clutter won't have a chance to return this time.

So, I have started this blog to document my journey out of clutter with the hope that others will be inspired to join me in this project. I will take pictures so that you may see the progress I’ve made.

I will be starting this journey on January 4, 2010. If you'd like to join me in this project, please let me know in the comment section of this blog.

Allison (aka Super Clutter Bug)

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