Who says that boot camp is a bad thing? Seriously who? I have to says that I don’t agree with them because I am loving boot camp! If you read my post last than you already know that I am currently participating in a 30 day boot camp that is helping me get my home and my life organized. On Sunday I finished week one and now I’m on week two and I’m beyond amazed at the changes it has created.
The first week focuses on getting specific rooms organized. The first day was all about detoxing the whole house of unnecessary and useless items. We spent two days focusing on the entrance area, one day on the kitchen, one day on the living room, a day on focusing on our “To Dos,” and one day on scheduling. Looking at that list makes it sound daunting, but it wasn’t. Everything is broken up into easy pieces to help you focus. At 30 minutes a day you might not get it all done, but you’ll be amazed at the changes you’ll see. I still have more purging that I want to do, but the beauty of it is that I have access to my account for an entire year, so when camp is done I can go back, look everything over, and work some more on my trouble spots.
I’m seriously in awe of this system. After only one week I’m already starting to feel more organized which is helping me to feel more relaxed. I can be very high strung when it comes to getting things done. I become obsessed with it. I know it drives Jason nuts, but I feel overwhelmed by it so I’m always trying to conquer my “To Do” list. The system for getting your list in order is taking some work for me to get used to, but I’m starting to find a way to make it work for me. Having an actual list instead of all the thoughts floating around in my head is amazingly helpful. It makes it less overwhelming, and I’m finding that it is helping me get more done.
I have just one problem with the boot camp at the moment and that is that I want to buy, buy, buy! I have all of these amazing ideas now of things I want to do to get our house organized! I’ve been good and only made two small purchases at this point. I purchased a letter organizer for my bills and I bought a small cork board to go under our family calendar to hold papers. Just those two small purchases have done wonders in helping me feel organized.
Here’s what I’ve created this week, and what I want to work on.
This was my pile of bills/statements/miscellaneous papers.
This is how I’ve decreased my basket. I first got an adorable letter organizer from Amazon. I have statements and pay-stubs in the back, bills that need to be paid in the middle, and outgoing main in front.
I also bought this small cork board for under our calendar to keep track of appointments and such.
I’ve also organized my space more. I was always lost about where to put my work bag. I want to shake my head over the fact that it took boot camp to point out to me that I had a place that I could have been putting it all along.
My next project is to get this area organized, but I think I need to wait until after the new bathroom is added to the room. This picture really doesn’t show the massive shoe mess.
Now don’t forget that at the end of my 30 days I’m going to be holding a giveaway for the DIY version of boot camp. Plus you can still use my special code to get 15% off of any of the Buttoned Up Kickstart Boot Camp levels. The code is RAP15. I’ll be sure to update everyone next week on my continued progress!