Join us on this 31 day organizing journey!! You can do anything for 31 days right? Or is that 21 days? Just choose a space in your home to organize, follow our daily assignments and keep up to date (and inspired?) by reading our posts each day. That is if Chelle isn’t sleeping under shelf liner paper in the fetal position!
Starting 2014 with an organized office can only propel one to great heights. Find the whole series here.
DAY 2 – Another Simple but Necessary Assignment
This day’s task is simple but necessary for the success of any project. After the assessment questions we went right in to the Triple Threat. You must schedule when you will carry out the assignments. Deciding this and getting the appointments entered on your calendar is very important.
Accountability is a way to create deadlines on a project. Deadlines get things done. Whether you hire a professional (who schedules an appointment with you) or ask a friend to come over and check in on certain days (or just on the final reveal) you will increase your chances of accomplishing what you set out to do.
This may cause you to panic a little. In order to keep from hyperventilating, Chelle breathes into a paper bag she found in a pile in her office.
DAY 2 – ASSIGNMENT: The Triple Threat
The triple threat is basically three “A” words that set you up for organizing success:
- ACT on it: Choose one space to organize. We chose Chelle’s office.
- ASSIGN times. Schedule the time you will work on this project. Will it be every evening at 9:00? Once a week on Friday morning? We chose to batch (or group together) the first few days of assignments because we were going to be out of town and had to have the blog ready for January 1. We chose December 23rd from 8:00 – 10:30 for the first 5 day’s tasks. We want to spend approximately 20 minutes a day on the project.
- Be ACCOUNTABLE. Choose an accountability partner and set appointments to check in. Actually having an accountability appointment on the calendar is a must. Chelle is accountable to Tracy and ultimately you, the blog readers. Our final accountability appointment is January 31st when we will reveal the final pictures on the blog.
What does being organized really mean anyway? I really like Tracy’s definition of organized which basically is, finding things when you need them. I am a visual person so I also like labels and for items and containers to look cool if possible. It also means calm. It means when I walk into my office I can get right to doing a project instead of spending the first hour looking for stuff or clearing off a space to work.
Another problem for me is because my office is messy and I don’t want to work there my work has spilled into other areas of the house. Right now those areas are my bedroom and a couch in our hearth room. I work on my laptop in the hearth room a lot. My laptop and cords tend to be in the way. This is the place where my family watches television and hangs out so it’s annoying to them. I don’t blame them.
Can you relate to this situation? Let us know as we continue to work on my office. I am excited to think that by the end of this month I am going to have a great space to do the work I love to do. You could also have a space ready to go. Join us!
As a bonus you may witness Tracy and me in a disturbing cat fight at some point. I will probably use sharp objects, hair pulling, or Jean Claude Van Damme moves to vent my frustrations with her. I know she will be a good accountability partner but we’re both pretty bull-headed. We will warn you prior future posts if you are a little squeamish at the sight of blood.
Talk to you tomorrow!