Today, I’m so excited to share a brand new series that’s going to be appearing here on the blog called Adventures in Organizing: One Space Many Ways. I’ve partnered with three of my most favorite bloggers (who also happen to have become dear blogging friends!) to create a series all about finding the best ways to organize our lives.
If you’ve read some of my other organizing posts, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a big believer in doing what works for you. There are a lot of great ideas out there, but I think there’s rarely a one-sized fits all solution. In Adventures in Organizing, we’re going to share the systems and ideas that work for us. We hope that our differing ways of doing things helps to inspire you to make great changes around your home, in your life, and, most importantly, find the system that works for you.
Each month, we’re going to work on organizing around a theme. Some months we’ll be working on the same spaces, and others around the same events or ideas. No matter what the theme, you’ll get to see four ideas for achieving a more organized, easier to handle space, and we’d love for you to join us!
Whether you’re working on the same space or organizing something completely different, we’d love for you to use the hashtags #adventuresinorganizing and #onespacemanyways on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so we can see what you’re up to.
For our first challenge, we’re going to work on getting organized for the holidays. Today, we’re all sharing a little about what we’re going to be working on, and we’ll be back Tuesday, November 29 to share the results of our organizing projects. I’m excited!! Let’s jump in…
Project: Organizing the Holidays
Personal Goal: Create heartfelt and inexpensive DIY gifts for friends, neighbors, acquaintances, etc
Time Frame: 2 Weeks
Budget: $5-10 per person or family
For most of my life, my gift list was pretty small. As an only child, the only person I really had to worry about buying a gift for was my mother, a few other relatives, and friends.
Adulthood seemed to make my gift list explode! Between my husband, children, in-laws, grandparents, relatives, neighbors, friends, teachers, coaches, and more… the list sometimes seems endless. I love giving gifts but without careful planning it can quickly get expensive and overwhelming. We homeschool now, but before we did so, my oldest had started middle school, which then meant multiple teachers and school staff to remember too. Whew, it can be a lot to organize!
My plan is to think of and create an adorable DIY gift that anyone (hopefully!) would be happy to receive. I want to keep things easy and inexpensive while not sacrificing thought or care. I think sometimes we get a little too wrapped up in how much something costs as if that’s a reflection of how much that person cares for us. Instead, I want to create a gift that anyone could make while still making it feel special to the recipient.
I’m really excited to get crafty and create meaningful holiday gifts. I have a couple ideas of what I might make (and it’ll probably be accompanied by free printable gift tags. I just can’t help myself!).
Don’t forget to check out what my friends up to in their Adventures in Organizing! Click below to see their amazing Organizing the Holidays projects:
P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Organized Kitchen Giveaway! There are only a few more days to enter and have a chance to win the almost $200 in organizing essentials for your kitchen. Good luck!
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