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New Years Day: Beginning as I mean to go on.

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Breathnach, Sarah Ban. Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort of Joy . Grand Central Publishing. Kindle Edition. 

A couple of days ago I mentioned a couple of mini-courses I am taking, chief among these, for me at least, is the  52 Week Organized Home Challenge and Declutter 365 . I am so tired of my place looking like a disaster area.

I decided I would give this a try again. When I tried it back in the early 2000 it helped and between it and FlyLady I was able to get a 2000+ square foot house into some kind of order. Since I live in a 10th of that amount of space I should be able to keep it neat & tidy even if I am a decade older.

As you can see above I have a very small counter and finding prep space is very difficult. The mini task today was to declutter & clean around the sink since my sink takes up most of the counter that meant I needed to tackle the whole thing.

Once the dishes were done & put away it was really simple to do. I had already begun to move a lot of my small appliances & cooking pots to an extra bookshelf I had so I just moved the rest of them except for my Tassimo because I use that thing every morning. And I had room for my new knife set.

I am very proud of how it turned out though I will be looking for certain small additions over the next month or so beginning with some kind of tray to keep the sponges and things all in one place. I also will be looking for some kind of portable dish tray so I don't have the excuse to leave my dishes standing on the counter after they are dry because I will be able to store the drain tray. Right now it is sitting on the floor in front of that bookshelf I mentioned.


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