“I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.”
Last week, we talked about REIMAGINE, REFINE AND REENERGIZE, as we nagivate through this thing called Life and to Move Forward by Faith … taking One Step at a Time!
Last week, during my morning devotions, I asked the Lord; “What does it really mean to move forward by faith?” In Hebrews 11:1, it says that Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, but I needed the Lord to speak to my specific situation. While waiting for His response, I decided to read the March Devotions written by Ms. Angie Hyche, Education Director of the Faithful Organizers and owner of ShipShape Solutions. The title was “A Godly Perspective on Your To-Do List” and her scripture was from Galatians 5:25, “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit”. I was absolutely amazed by God’s quick response. As a fellow professional organizer, Ms. Hyche spoke about how task-oriented we are and as such, we can not allow our to-do list to direct our day. We must listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and [in all things] glorify God.
“A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me, even if many things remain undone at the end of the day. Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing your life.”
Sarah Young, Author of Jesus Calling
Moving Forward by Faith means to seek the Lord’s Guidance and Direction with our Every step… One step at a time. Stay Tuned, there’s more to come…
So how are you doing with the laundry? The pile may begin in the spare room or on the futon in the office, but it will continues to grow! We may want to take a portion of the pile into our bedroom, fold them and put them away. It takes about 10 min., for real…
I’d venture to guess that laundry may not be your most favorite thing to do… am I right? I would also suspect that since we’re spending more time at home and we’re wearing more casual clothes (not even considering the childrens’ clothes)…
There’s so Much Laundry!
I’d like to suggest to you a system for doing your laundry. First, let me say that in my experience, the laundry process stalls at the “fold and put away” stage. For some, once we take the clothes out of the washing machine, they go into a pile somewhere and we pull from the pile when needed. Sound familiar? Well, here is a system that you make want to consider…
Sort your clothes into smaller loads (but not too small) and by category, i.e.
Underwear, socks, sleepware, etc.
Tops and bottoms (separated by color)
Wash, dry and then fold right out of the machine. If possible, use your washer and dryer as your folding table. Then put clothes away.
While you’re folding one load, you can be washing the next load.
Hopefully that was not too elementary, but my point is… if you invest the time upfront to fold and put away, your laundry will not continue to pile up and become out of control. Many times the smallest changes can make the biggest different. Now you have one less thing to stress about.
Some of us are transitioning into another phase of Living. Some are considering retirement and others have already retired. All the children grown, we are empty nesters, and possibly the family home has just become much too big? Maybe a smaller place with make more sense… No stairs, no lawn to mow, not as many rooms to clean!
In many cases, it’s been 25+ years in one house and we have accumulated a lifetime of stuff. So now it is time for us to decide what we really want to keep and it may no longer be an issue of what “stuff” the children want. Many of us are discovering that our children are not emotionally attached to the things that we hold dear. So where do we begin? A professional organizer, like me, may be just the answer!
“Tackling Our Closet”, our How-to course, was first introduced on YouTube back in January. We have sorted & purged the clothes in our closets and NOW it’s Time to Organize…the Very BEST PART! We are going to put our clothes in ORDER!!
Remember, we want this course to be interactive, so don’t forget to take a picture of your closet BEFORE you begin each step and I would love for you to send it to us. Just in case you get stuck along the way, I may be able to provide virtual support.
It’s a journey…. taking one step and a time!
NOTE: For Class Assignments, pictures & videos should be EMAILED (not uploaded) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Virtual Sessions available upon request.
It’s time to begin to tackle our closet, using the organizing process. Step 1 is Sorting. Don’t forget to take a picture of your closet BEFORE you begin and I would love for you to send it to me. Just in case you get stuck along the way, I may be able to provide virtual support. Our journey has OFFICIALLY begun…..
NOTE: For Class Assignments, pictures & videos should be emailed to email@example.com. Virtual Sessions available upon request.
“Tackling Our Closet” – Step 1 – Sorting will be available on YouTube on Monday, January 29th. We will be asking you to EMAIL (not upload) pics to us as our project progresses. We will also be offering virtual sessions upon request (more details to follow). We hope that you will join us!
Today, we are going to talk a little about your collection of old calendars! In most, if not all cases, we have kept our old calendars for the pictures. So today, I’d like to suggest that instead of stashing them away in the desk drawers, in a box in the closet or in the plastic bin (amongst many others) in the basement….