Each week we’re going to do a little job or tackle a project— most of them are small EASY steps we can take to make our life more organized and run a bit more smoothly— and you’re welcome to join me. It’s sort of my way of holding myself accountable. If I tell you I’m going to do a little job each week, then I’ll do it. So if you’re anything like me & want a friend to hold you accountable, join me!! [image below from here]
Every Monday, I’ll list a new task or project we’re working on. On the following Monday, when I list the new “to do” job, I’ll also show readers’ photos -THE PROOF!- of the completed project from the week before & ask for feedback from anyone who joined in. (I’d love for you to send me photos of your completed project & I’m even thinking of figuring out the Mr.Linky gadget for those of you with blogs who’d want to link up. ) (Some projects we’re doing are pretty to look at whereas others- as you’ll see- are more functional than pretty. So maybe we’ll just do pics of the pretty ones?? I’m up for ideas! 🙂
Some of the things we tackle will be things you’ve aleady done & other things we do might not appeal or apply to you, but if any of the projects are ones you’re interested in, then join us! 🙂 I think it’ll be helpful & a lot more fun if we do this together! (And to clarify: in most cases I’m really not talking big projects. I’m talking about those little jobs we’ve been putting off. The things that make life easier &/or prettier but don’t take much effort. ) [image below from martha stewart.]
Now, for PROJECT #1: Fill mason jars with paint for touch-ups, label them, and store them in the room where they’re needed with a small paint brush.
Paint scratches, walls get scuffed, and it’s SO EASY to do touch-ups when the paint is accesible. It only takes 5 minutes! The big hassle is finding the paint & getting out the can & the brush and taking it to the right room. Eliminate the hassle, and it’s really no big deal. Today I did Project #1 and it only took 15 minutes- most of it spent cleaning out out old jelly from the jar. I also attached the paint brush with a ribbon so it will always be with the paint.
I hope some of you will join me on a few of these projects, and just think how much more organized & beautiful our homes will be after 50 weeks of baby steps!
ps- Thank you SO much to Joni of Cote de Texas for including a renovation of ours in her post “The Top 10 Best Renovations of 2009“!!! It was such an awesome surprise to be listed with such a talented group of bloggers!! Check it out here.
UPDATE: I’m getting some awesome pics from reader!! 🙂 Keep ’em coming!!