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Organizing Goals for 2013

High Straightenence by Tracy Benjamin

A weekly column celebrating the neat freak in all of us.

I’m baaaaaaaaaaack. December was a doozy. Things were so hectic with planning/entertaining that it barely left room for me to keep myself organized. December literally took the life out of me. For real. I am really not sure how I managed to breathe, but I now know that I will take on less obligations in December. The first few days of the New Year were spent getting my house back to normal. It’s pretty crazy how much better I felt once I purged all of the holiday leftovers & cleaned out my fridge! REFRESHING! I hope you’re starting the new year right!

Anyways. I am happy to be here and I am happy you’re here. I have missed you.

I want to set a course of action for this year. I had a list last year, but we when we moved, a majority of those items became irrelevant. We’re still settling into our new/old house. Things are starting to take shape and we have ideas of what we want to do. With that said, let’s talk about my goals!

-finally organize Cooper’s old clothes (seriously lagging on this one)

-do a master purge of unnecessary items in our house/craigslist stuff

-change/pinpoint bad habits that contribute to our home mess

-manage my calendar efficiently

-clean out/manage my computer files

-purge art supplies & organize what’s left

-finish the bar cabinet by adding more shelving

-find a better system to organize my photography props

-create a system for organizing Cooper’s toys

-clean out/ organize the garage

-clean out the room that stores all of my parent’s items

-set up a laundry station

-make a master list of all of the home improvement projects we plan to tackle this year

-go through the kitchen & evaluate the use of each cabinet/purge/organize

-organize the inside of Cooper’s bathroom cabinet


That’s what I have so far. I am pretty sure there will be more items to add. I can’t wait to tackle this this year.

Just a side note- I’ll be posting every other Wednesday this year.

2013, LET’S DO THIS!!!


Tracy Benjamin

Tracy Benjamin is obsessed with good food, great photography, and pretty things.