We will loosely follow the "5S" method that big corporations like Toyota use in their factories. I say loosely, because I will be adding some personal insights, and good tips from other methods as well.
The 5S method states: "A place for everything, and everything in its place, clean and ready to use." Wouldn't that be nice?
If you had a clean space... you could look like her:
We will be following certain steps in our organization. Check back each day to see what to do next. Homework assignments might be given each night as well!
* Find a space to get under control.
*It could be a bedroom, family room, desk, or even a little junk drawer! You pick!
*Take pictures of your space!
*Come and link your picture or blog here so we can encourage each other!
Okay, now you have your spot. Find a time when you don't have any distractions and look at this space. Have a notebook and pen in hand, and HONESTLY answer the following:
*What is this space's function?
*Is it currently serving that function?
*What amount of time is spent here?
*Would you spend more time if it was clean and organized?
*What do you like and dislike about this area?
Start dreaming. Imagine this area neat and tidy, with a place for everything. Imagine it fulfilling it's life's mission. WRITE DOWN what you think!
That's all for today! You are now armed with a "before" picture, and a list of what you would like to see the space become.
Homework for tomorrow!
Find 3 boxes or bags. If you are doing a full room, you might need large ones. If you are doing a small space, smaller boxes are required.
Go to bed dreaming about a new, functional living space!
We'll see you tomorrow!
Here is my space! Yikes!
My computer is the white one, Hubby's the black. There is a big table in between us that could use some organization! Help!
(Don't worry that it says "Envisioning Beauty" on Mr. Linky! Enter anyway!)