I first created the Journey to an Organized Life series in 2014 as I was awaiting the birth of my third child. I was already pretty overwhelmed, with a six and four-year-old, and I was unknowingly setting myself up for failure by giving myself an extremely short amount of time (two months!) at a stressful point in my life to try to tackle a huge endeavor.
Spoiler alert: I did not have things in order by the time my daughter arrived three weeks early. The first year of her life was a blur, both incredibly happy and overwhelming- and very disorganized. Finally, within the past year, I felt like I started to get some semblance of order back into my life, and excited that I’ve found a strategy for success that I can’t wait to share.
Does this mean I have it all completely figured out and that my life is perfectly organized? Ha- absolutely not. Just like most of you, I have so many things in my life I’m trying to balance (there’s that word again!), and in times of extreme clutter, I end up going into survival mode… and it isn’t pretty. I’ve promised myself that this is the year that all changes- and I’d like that for you as well. I have always wanted to make it abundantly clear that this is our journey, and that I’m tackling these challenges right alongside you.
I will be updating all of the old posts from the original series with relevant and new information. They are currently pulled from the blog but will be reposted at the top of the queue as they are updated.
In case you missed the series the first time around, here’s a bit of what you can expect:
- Goal Setting: Understanding what you’re trying to accomplish and breaking it up into realistic and achievable mini-milestones.
- Time Management: Creating plans, routines, and schedules for streamlined daily life.
- Home & Food Systems: Creating long term systems for maximizing the efficiency of meal planning and home maintenance.
- Implementing Organizing Systems Space by Space: Creating a system that works for every single area of our home and life.& lots and lots of free printables and resources along the way!
To launch this journey I’ve created this free mini-course Organizing Jumpstart! Each day for five days, a new challenge will be sent to your inbox. These are small things that will start us off on the right path of feeling a little bit better about our homes and lives.
As always, I love to hear from you. If there is something specific you’d like to see in the series, I am open to suggestions- simply write your thoughts in the comments! And feel free to use the hashtag #JTAOL (Journey to an Organized Life) on Instagram and other social media if you’d like to share your pretty and organized spaces with me (I would love to feature some!).