Monday, January 2, 2012

Getting My Home Squared Away in 2012

My In-Laws Home in Ireland

Niall and I moved to a new apartment the week before I was hospitalized for preterm labor. Then we had a very little baby in the NICU for two months. Life as a new mom once my baby came home was an adjustment, and I am still learning how and trying to get everything done. Needless to say my house is a tad bit of a wreck :). If you just peek into the door of my living room it isn't so bad, but shine a light on the deep inner recesses and you might be shocked! Since I can't go anywhere anyways (S is on lockdown to avoid germs until late spring), I thought 2012 might be well-spent on purging and organizing our home.

Like I said, still adjusting to life as a new mom with its various challenges, so how can I do this without quickly burning out? Here's my plan: one room a month. I'll be assigning one room as one of my goals for 3in30 each month. Every weekday I intend to set a timer for 20 minutes and just plug away. If the progress isn't steady enough at that pace then I'll adjust my plan as needed.

Be excited! I will be posting the embarrassing before pictures, in hopes that the after shots will be smashing :). The first room: Baby S' nursery! Right now she sleeps in a bassinet in our room, but soon I want to start putting her in her actual crib for naps. Right now that is impossible since it is literally piled high with baby stuff.

I'd love for you to join me! Pick one room to work on this month and tell me about it in the comments. The more the merrier :). Happy organizing!

2 comments:

  1. Yay! My closets are pretty well-organized, but they are out of space. Sooo...our current decor style could well be described as "overflowing"! Some my fault, some not. I think I'll join you in tidying up (for me, sorting & filing papers, organizing coupons, and clipping recipes so the bulky magazines can quit taking up space), beginning in February! Thanks for giving my 3rd 3 in 30 for next month! :D

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