Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Goal of the Week: Organization

I only recently started doing this a few years ago but it has been so good for me. I take the last week of the year off from this blog. So my last blog post of the year will be this Friday 12/23 and it will be the best items of 2022. I will return to my normal Monday-Friday posting schedule Monday, January 2nd! 

I'll still be popping on via Instagram but don't hold myself to any standard of posting during that week. 

I don't have a vacation planned or really any other reason to take off other than to just give myself a break! I'm very regimented when it comes to this blog. I blogged through my wedding, honeymoon, travel, etc. The only time I really ever take a break is if I get really sick. All totally by choice, of course. So, the first year I did this was 'crazy' for me but it has proven so beneficial. 

It gives me a break mentally. This blog is my passion but it is a lot to keep up with and definitely weighs heavily on my mental health at times. I don't want that to come off as complaining, I promise I am not, I just want to be honest! It gives me a chance to get ahead. It's not really even that I don't work during that week, I'm just able to plan for 2023, work on content for the first week of the year, and organize my files, photos, etc. I also let myself sleep in and I focus on organization in our home. 

I feel like I need it extra this year because being sick at the beginning of December had me basically losing an entire week so I have felt a little scatterbrained and behind lately. I'm hoping this will help me to feel a little more caught up on all facets of life!

It's SO refreshing and rewarding to start off the year on such a refreshed foot and I definitely don't take for granted that I am able to take that week for myself! 

I thought I would share a few organizational tasks that I am hoping to complete next week:
- Take down the Christmas decor. I just ordered another one of these ornament storage containers. They are inexpensive and work so well! 

- I ordered this shoe shelf for our basement coat closet. We have so many shoes in the bottom of the closet but they always get jumbled up. I am hoping this shelf helps to organize things a bit better!

- Go through my cosmetics and get rid of a bunch of things. Store excess in these drawers. They were inexpensive and I think they should be the perfect thing!  

- Go through undergarments and toss things and get new of whatever I need

- Get our knives sharpened 

- Go through my clothing and fill up a big bag to donate/get rid of. 

- Put pre-addressed birthday cards in each month of my calendar so they are ready to be sent out for each loved one's birthday. It makes it so that I don't forget and am well prepared with a card to mail off! 

- Clean up my files because, after the holiday season, my files always become a bit of a jumbled mess! 

- Clean out the refrigerator 

- Clean out my car

Here are a few past organization posts in case you're looking for some inspo...


Emily said...

Great ideas! Thank you! Enjoy your well deserved time off!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time off! Regarding cleaning out your closet, have you thought of opening up a Poshmark store? I know I would take advantage of purchasing stuff from your closet!

Adrianna Cacciato said...

These are great ideas! I'm definitely going to do some of these myself! :) Happy time off!!


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