CONFESSION: I am NOT the most organized person. Seriously, you could lose a small child in the paperwork piling up on my desk.
What??? You, too?!? PHEW!!!
Living in a 7 room house, my husband and I have learned to be creative when it comes to disguising the fact that we have accumulated a lot of stuff over the last 20 years: most of it goes in the garage.
Oh, and here's another hurdle: we're facing our second round of college preparations (HOLD ME!!!) so my annual resolution of getting our family organized (for the last upteen years) seems more crucial than ever.
This year, I got a little help from my friends at Kelloggs and their January Photo-A-Day challenge of staying organized: we were sent a Pottery Barn gift card and a month to ACTUALLY MAKE IT HAPPEN, DARNIT!!!
I accepted the challenge and enlisted the kids (free labor!) to help create a workspace in our small playroom, which also serves double-duty as our laundry room (yeah, I know, good luck with that, right?!?) Aaaand, no one had to move out, or into the shed, to do it :)
I also vlogged it, so you can see for yourself, here's what happened:
I am beyond thrilled with the results and very, very thankful for Kellogg's giving me a #GreatStart to finally realizing our family's resolution of getting more organized.
My biggest takeaway: sharing a small space doesn't necessarily mean giving up on style or function, as well. Aaaaand, we didn't have to move anyone into the shed to do it :)
How about you? Got any renovations coming up in the new year? What is your biggest organizational hurdle?
Our next BIG project, re-re-organizing the girls' bedroom: my oldest is celebrating 1 year at her job in March and has decided to put off going to school, which means she'll be living with us for a little while longer (YAY!!!!!) Did I mention, all 3 of our girls share 1 bedroom?!?
Yeah, I know, good like with THAT one, right?!?
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Disclosure: As a Champion of #GreatStarts blogger, I am honored to partner with Kellogg's in helping families (like mine) achieve great starts to their days. I am being compensated for my services for the length of the program. I received a gift card from Pottery Barn to purchase the items to help create our family organzational center. The desk and chair I purchased on my own. The opinions expressed here are all mine own.