The day after Christmas, Hubby and I decided we were going to clean our garage. Apparently, everyone has the same idea after Christmas. Not necessarily the garage, but home organization. Lowe's and Home Depot both had sales on storage containers and shelves, and people were loading their carts up. Since this is my first time having the organization urge immediately after the holiday, I was a bit surprised.
Still, we loaded up with shelves and containers and came home to begin the garage project. It's not done, but we've made good progress. And now I have my eye on a inside projects. I even cleaned out my pantry! I won't tell you how many expired things were in there. 😳
Of course all this has me thinking about counting down to the New Year and planning goals for 2010. Some years, I fail; other years, I hit the goals. I'm thinking this is a goal hitting year coming up. 🙂 I have several, and I think they are reasonable. They aren't all related to writing. Some are definitely along the lines of “Get Organized!” Since I have a head start, I think it's possible. (No, I won't do a 180 and suddenly become super-organized. Wish it were so, but I know me.)
What kinds of goals are you setting for the coming year? Did you go buy organization supplies recently too? 😉 And what kind of New Year's celebration are you planning? Low key at home? Party hearty at some swanky joint? I will definitely be at home, and I'll probably be in bed long before midnight. 🙂
LOL – we went organisation crazy on Boxing Day too. We did the study (my domain that often becomes everyone else’s junk room) and the pantry!
I’ve just revisited my goals from last year on my blog and am thinking about the ones I need to make for this year.
Would love to hear your writing related goals for 2010!
So you were bit by the organization bug too! I have a long way to go, but it’s getting better. 🙂
Perhaps I’ll have to do a writing goal post!
I usually tackle the pantry and fridge before the new year starts. It’s like all the food morphs into crumbs during the holiday break. I’m fairly organized, but I need to focus on some personal tasks this year like getting back in shape (I took a beating on my health last year). I haven’t reset my goals for next year. I usually do that around the first.
Congratulations already on a great 2009! I know 2010 will be another wonderful year for you.
Have fun clearing out the garage.
Hey, Christine! Doesn’t it feel good to get that pantry done? I even cleaned out the refrigerator. 🙂
Hugs on the health issues and best of luck with the get in shape goals! I always have those too — some years I knock it out of the park, others I fizzle.
After work I’m going to my grandparents’ house, like I do every year. We watch the ball drop and play tons of games. Eat finger foods and this year we’re switching it up and grilling hotdogs and hamburgers.
Happy New Year Everyone!!
Hi, Nicole! That sounds like fun! Have a good time — and Happy New Year!
😛 Happy New Year. Take care. Caroline x
Happy New Year to you too!! 🙂
I have that same urge (still finishing up craft projects, though, which makes cleaning nigh impossible). I think it might be, at least in part, because of New Year resolutions, and that desire to start a new year, a new beginning, in a good place. A clean and organized space is a good visual representation of that.
At least, that’s kind of where I’m coming from. But I haven’t bought organized shelving and containters. Yet.
Hi, Sabrina! Yes, I think it helps to begin the year in a clean and organized space. I’m feeling so much better about my pantry and garage, though the garage still isn’t quite done. Now if only I can manage to get my office done! That’s the space that needs the most help.