Sunday, January 12, 2014

Back in Order

I have been an organizing machine lately. 


My mail, documents, and miscellaneous clutter were really starting to pile up.


Since the new year, I have been making an effort to organize my home and life little by little each day.  


It's still a work in progress, but I must say it feels GREAT to de-clutter and even re-decorate parts of my home. 


When I was growing up, Mom always told us "Out with the old, and in with the new." I always remember this when I feel like I need a bit more space.


Have you started any projects in the new year? 

~Jess

28 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Yes I have. I too started to declutter and now that I have a new Samsung Galaxy tablet, I threw out my old paper calendar and have even cleaned out my purse! My table fits in there, and my writing station here at home is also more manageable!

KEEP GOING, JESS! Anita

Denise said...

Me too :) Every Jan. it's such a nice feeling to rearrange all My "things".I enjoy the whole process and then sit back and admire My work.Hugs and Blessings to You Denise

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Yes! Jess!
I am on a mission of organization!
I am half way there! By the end of 2014, this place is going to be cleared and clean! We have 30 plus years of stuff. This year it's clearing under and above the rafters, and lastly the clutter sorting staging area of the garage!
Congratulations on your progress!
Happy New Year!
w/L

bois-fleurie said...

I have been busy trying hard to put on weight and to get as fit as I can
befor I start next lot of chemo.I have a list of things I WILL do during those months.I have asked several friends to keep me active whenever I can be.
I too have done some sorting and getting rid of stuff I don't ever use or need.It is a good feeling

It's me said...

Lovely sunday darling....love Ria...x !

NanaDiana said...

I am doing the same thing here. It feels good, doesn't it? I have a long way to go but I have a good start on it. Good for you, Jess! xo Diana

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

It looks as though everyone, including me, has had the need to get rid of the clutter...
For me it is the paperwork and closets.
Enjoy your day Jess
fondly,
Penny

Red Rose Alley said...

hehehe, there's the little bunny holder that I gave you!

"Out with the old, and in with the new." You're on a roll, Jess. Keep going.

~mom

Attic Clutter said...

haha easier said then done..out with the old ..):)
Hi Sheri...
hugs..patty

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I'm right there with you re-organizing Jess! I always feel I have to start fresh after the holidays and clean everything out.
Blessings for a very Happy New Year!
Edie Marie

Noelle the dreamer said...

Jess, it appears from the comments you are definitively not alone in your aspirations.
We have only been on the island 11 years but it seems we have accumulated quite a bit...'Out with the old, in with the new' is an expression I have heard before...It still startled ex-RAF flyboy (he will be on his guard now for the next few months fearing 'his' stuff might very well disappear...!)
Go, go, go Dear! It feels marvelous, does it not?!

oh-my-home said...

Yes! I' ve started excercise my body and I'm trying to be more organize, when something takes a minute I do it immediately :) I like Your idea to organize little by little! Not all at once...
marta

Merlesworld said...

Always good to have a spring clean doesn't matter what time of the year.
Merle..............

sophie said...

omg! i really need time for this. I love being organized, but never have enough time. Keep up the good job! kisses!

TARYTERRE said...

LOve that photograph of the Kodak camera and books. I haven't tackled any new projects in the new year, yet.

Sonia said...

Hi There, So interesting to know that you are on a mission to declutter, it gives a very high feel good factor and the effort is worth it ! And hope to see more of your creative endeavors soon ! Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!!
Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your Mother was right! I also am taking out the clutter. I can't work when things are a mess in my craft room.
Love the boots...FAB !!!
All looks well in your work room. I have always to go on mine.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I did want to tell you that he tea set belongs to Edie. I wish it was mine. It is just gorgeous. I've met Edie's hubby and he worships the ground she walks on .He is a sweet man.
Take care Sweetie,
Marie Antoinette

Leslie said...

Hi agree! Out with the old and in with the new:) De cluttering is so important. I can't think when there is no space. Minimalism is a wonderful thing as is staying organized. Your approach of doing a little each day is a good one:)

xxleslie

Nely said...

All looks so well in your work room,great job dear Jess!
Hugs
Nely

Imogen said...

This is looking very well organised so far. I definitely think it's really important to make an effort with getting organised, it makes a huge difference. I did a little decluttering over the break but still a long way to go.

Teresa said...

I am a naturally organised person. My family are always complaining I hide their stuff. Not true! I tend to imagine where it could be put to look organised and create a pattern that gets repeated until it becomes natural. It's so natural in me to do so. My son too. But dear husband and daughter are a bit resistant.
I have a theory that drive them crazy - if during a year you didn't use it you really don't need it so give it away so new things that you can and will use make way to your life.
I love seeing people taking a grip on their lives. And that's what decluter and organisation it is.
The photos you shared are so inspiring...
Happy New Year Sweet Jess!
Teresa

hi-d said...

I so need to declutter! I'm like you...I have stacks and piles of things that I need to sort through on my desk. My Mom would say and still does, "Do it Now." And "Handle Things Once." I need to be better at that as I handle things over and over...haha...

Thanks for your inspiration Jess...now come on over and help me out. lol...

Heidi

Joyce Olson said...

It is all looking great and I agree it feels so good to get organized and your boots are really cute!
xx-
Jemma

Antee Gurung said...

Hey dear!!
Wow i must say wat a grt way to start the new year. Wish ur whole year would go smoothly and as organised as you are and all ur dreams come true

Btw do check out my new post
Stay in touch
Xoxo

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Jess, Yes, I love to declutter and get reorganized after Christmas. When everything from the holiday is put away, I purge the closets, clean and organize my desk and drawers. Love the feeling when things are in order.

Yours is looking good and inspiring. Great way to start a new year. Thanks for sharing!!

Hi Sheri~~ have a blessed week.

XO

Emilie said...

That is a great idea to do!!! Because I always feel better when my things are a little in order :) Thank you for posting!! xx

Deserae said...

What a great way to start off a new year :o) I need to do a little cleaning and organizing myself!!!!
~Des

miss b said...

It does feel great to de-clutter although I always dread doing it! I had a clear-out and trips to the charity shop before Christmas and we are just planning to re-decorate too. We now have lots of wallpaper samples so we are busy choosing! Have a lovely weekend!