IMG_9580Getting Organized

In the beginning there is fuss and confusion, dust and clutter. What do we do with all of our stuff and where to begin? I get overwhelmed when I start to think about all the chores, projects and  clutter that accumulates around my house. I need help!

I started a few weeks after Kelsey Brownings Organize Now Challenge  started, but I think we can catch up in a few short steps. The great thing about the book she is following, Organize Now by Jennifer Berry, is that the chapters are short and the questions and processes are quick to accomplish. Follow Kelsey Browning and her review of the book for a more detailed recap at

Karen’s quick recap of week one: What is your vision for this coming year?

I am in a place of transition from being consumed by childrens schedules and events to having only one highschooler at home who is independent and drives himself to his events . My husband has started a new job and travels quite a bit so I now have more time on my hands and am redifining my role as mother and person. Which explains my starting a video blog and getting certified as a Bowenwork practitioner. However, there are times where I need to be flexible and jump back into my crazy schedule of others priorities. It is an interesting time and one of reflection and seeking my purpose and feeling productive.

Week one: Create an idea of what your Ideal Vision is for yourself .

Mine includes my family, innovating, creating, meeting new people, excercising, having new experiences, all in a productive manner and creating a feeling of purpose. My ideal vision you can see does not include laundry, vacuuming or washing dishes. However, in my realistic life I should include maintaining my home.

IMG_9563Week two: What is important to you and what is your purpose?

Make a list of top ten priorities, list and post somewhere  that you can see it daily.

Mine include family and home life, health, work (Bowenwork), filming, creative projects, social and fun time. Actually, I like to include fun into all areas of life.

Visit with us next week as we continue following Kelsey Brownings Organize Now Challenge. Your homework this week is to write out your top priorities for this year.

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Did you have a favorite pair of jeans growing up? Levi’s, swabbies, bell bottoms, straight leg?  

I remember I had a pair of swabbies, those ultra cool bell bottom jeans popular in 1975.  I googled swabbies and this is what came up first:  Bell Bottoms – jeans popular in Seattle in 1975-1976.  I am wondering if we were the only ones in the US wearing them?

Thanks for visiting,

Karen at friends favz

Getting Organized – In the beginning


2 responses »

    • Kelsey, I have really been enjoying your blog. You give real examples of how to and things that work for you. I have adopted some of the suggestions from some of the other people following your blog too. Getting organized is a huge challenge for me. However, I love it when everything has a place and looks neat and clean. Looking forward to future weeks of organizing!

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