Thursday, December 29, 2011

Simplifying my Life - Week One

So, what are your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you have any? Typically I find I can never stick to them, so why bother. But this year I am hoping to change that. This year my resolution is to get my house in order and simplify my life. Lucky me there is someone much smarter and wiser about these things than I and they have an entire blog dedicated to helping others simplify their lives. At, the blogger there, Beth, has just posted her 2012 simplify your life calendar with 365 days of simple tasks anyone can do to get things in order around the home.

My hope is that some of you will join me in this journey and that we can encourage each other to push through day by day, week by week, and month by month. I am sure this will not be easy, but I think the end results will be worth the effort. So, what do you say? Are you in? Sign up at and the link to download the entire 2012 calendar will be emailed to you.

Week 1 of the 2012 Declutter calendar starts in the kitchen, one of my most favorite and most dreaded rooms in my home. Yes, I have a love hate relationship with the kitchen. I love it because of all the yummy goodness I bake there. I love it for the rich brown granite countertops, the black stone sink, and rich red cedar cabinets. I love it for all the fun photos plastered all over my refridge from friends and family. I love it for just the simple homey smells that are created there and then permeate throughout my home.

I hate the kitchen because I have an endless line of dishes that pile up in my sink. I hate the kitchen because no one ever wants to eat leftovers and they are left to go bad on my refrigerator shelves. I hate the kitchen because my floors never seem to stay clean, nor do the counters for that matter. I hate the kitchen because I wish I had twice as much room and cabinets to store my things.

Week 1 in Beth's calendar: dust cabinets, organize spices and go through freezer…those are just a few things on the 2012 calendar for the first week. I think I can do that! And I think by doing that I will be taking big steps toward making my kitchen a more enjoyable place to be.

Beth poses this question to start the year “Think about who you want to be this coming year”. Hmmm….I want to think on that. How about you? Any thoughts?

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