If I were a Captain, I’d have a log.

Captain’s Log, refreshdate yada yada twentytwleve

(I’ve always wanted to say that)

Ok, so when I called my daughter and told her that I was buying a book on organization.  She said don’t do, you’re just wasting your money. You’re always buying stuff and you won’t use it.  I didn’t listen to her, just like she doesn’t listen to me hehehehe…

This is the book that I decided on. I liked this one, I thought, I can do this for 30 days.

Ok, since it’s around the middle January , I’m a little behind.  But I’m getting there little by little.

I have filled several bags, boxes and taken them to Goodwill and I did shop.  I didn’t buy as much as I donated. I listened to my little voice and put some stuff back, Go Me!

1.  Decluttered this

2. Organized 4 Drawers

I even added the color of the year, which also happens to be one of my favorites!

So there we have it, my little steps will hopefully add up this year.  What are you doing little of?

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  1. 1
    Shirley Schilder says:

    So clever Debbie. I love it. I hate clutter – it clutters up my mind, so I will be de-cluttering big time when I have some holidays from my “day job” at the end of the month. My husband was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, and it’s made me look at life completely differently. All the “stuff” that’s just “stuff” has to go! Also, my 5yr old starts school in two weeks so I’m going to have to work on being more organised. Thanks for the inspiration. Love your work! Blessings, Shirley xxxx

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    Susan says:

    Good for you, for getting organized! My problem is that I like to buy stuff to organize my other stuff, instead of getting rid of my stuff (does that make any sense?)

    I’d love to hear at the end of 30 days if the book was worth getting :)
    Susan recently posted..Living Room Floors…

    • 2.1
      Debbie says:

      Susan, it will take me longer than 30 days LOL! I like that it has several options and then at the end of each chapter, theres a section “For Serious Simplifiers Only” that would be me! So I’m reading slow and it may take more than 30 days!
      Debbie recently posted..Mantel #1 of 2012

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    Kim says:

    I am so not organized. Wish I was. I will clean stuff out and say it will never go back to the way it looked and before I know it, it did. Ugh. I love your white hutch.
    Kim recently posted..The New Sun Room

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    Ann says:

    I think the secret to decluttering is to do it a little at a time. If you look at the big picture it’s too overwhelming and you don’t do anything. You’ve got the right idea. You go girl! LOVE the orange.
    Ann recently posted..New Series ~ All About Pillows

  5. 5

    I think I need to buy this book. I am realizing I need to re organize cabinets in my kitchen. After pulling everything out to paint them I discovered I had no organization in my cabinets. Hopefully my mom can help with that area when she comes this week!
    Jordan@the2seasons recently posted..We’re Making Progress!!!

  6. 6

    I definitely need to be reading that book. I have some areas that are lovely and organized and others that are a disaster! I need to get going on this, thanks for helping motivate me. :)

    Heather @At The Picket Fence recently posted..Feathered Boa Heart Wreath

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    Michelle says:

    These are great! That looks like a good book, one that I may need. :) I have some areas that really need help. :)

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    René says:

    Everything looks so fresh and organized. Doesn’t it feel good to purge and rearrange everything?

    Thanks for joining the party Debbie!
    René recently posted..A Closet Reveal & Get It Together Party!!!

  9. 9

    Good for you! I’ve packed several garbage bags with used clothing for the thrift! And I’ve really screened my thrifty buying trips so far this year!!!
    Jan @SouthernJunkin’ recently posted..Mardi Gras Table

  10. 10

    Love your book and that you’re catching up – that is so me! :) Everything looks so fresh and organized!
    Pam {simple details} recently posted..dining room ceiling

  11. 11

    Hi Debbie,
    You are making some real progress with the organizing! We’ve been working on reorganizing our office, and it is going very slowly. I should just set aside a whole day to get it finished! Love how you added that touch of orange!
    Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads recently posted..Our Facebook Friend

  12. 12

    I agree 100%! I don’t like a lot of clutter! I like everything in it’s place…..much easier to make it through the day!

    thistlewood farm recently posted..United We Stand

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    Susan says:

    That’s so great, Debbie! Organizing is so freeing! I’ve been doing a lot of it lately and now you’ve motivated me to go do some more! :)

  14. 14

    What a great idea. It looks nice.
    Jordan@the2seasons recently posted..Room Crashing

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    CAS says:

    Good for you. I heard a bit of wisdom one time that said, “The only way to eat an elephant, is one bite at a time.” I try to remember that when things seem overwhelming. I think that’s exactly what you are doing – one bite at a time. All that you’ve done so far looks very nice. Love that pop of tangerine!

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