31 Days to a More Organized Life ~ Day 1

When Rob and I found out we were expecting, the conversations of me becoming a SAHM started. While I really liked my job, the commute was long and expensive. Since I always wanted to be a SAHM, I was happy that we were in the situation we were. I had all these grand ideas of being able to do EVERYTHING in the home so Rob could focus on work and then relaxing/playing with P when he got home.

P is three months old and I don’t know what I was thinking! I guess this is one of those situations where you don’t really know until you are there. Most days, I don’t have time to shower, clean up the house or make dinner. I will never regret the hours of cuddle time with P but wouldn’t mind being a little more productive during the day. I know this is possible if I just take a step back and look at everything I want to accomplish and create a clear plan to do so. If you know me, you know that means getting out the notepad and making to-do lists.

A challenge hosted by The Nester, couldn’t have come at a better time. Every year, she hosts a link up where bloggers can take the challenge and blog about a certain subject for the 31 days of October. Originally, I wanted to focus my 31 days on making a happier and healthier me. After brainstorming a little though, I realized that my time would be better spent focusing on organizing my life. That in itself would make a happier and healthier me.

I hope you follow along as I reflect on what I currently do to organize my life and what I can do to make it a little more organized. I will be focusing on every room in the house and even on organizing with a baby and living with what I call, “the unorganized”. With a few giveaways sprinkled it, I am very excited about the month ahead and how things will look on October 31st.


  1. Andrea October 1, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I am always looking for ways to be more organized so I’m excited to hear your tips!

  2. Jessica Gibson October 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Looking forward to your 31 day challenge! I need lots of help with organization with a toddler an infant! 🙂

  3. Katie Z October 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    can;t wait to read your ideas and tips. As a new mom myself, I could use all the help I can get!

  4. Kylara H.H. October 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I dont have any children at home, but always find it challenging to organize due to disabilities. I am eager to follow along and see how do and perhaps learn some tricks along the way.

    Thank you mary for this series.

  5. Christa @ Little BGCG October 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Can’t wait to read more, I need some serious organization in my life.

  6. SJ@SweeterStill October 2, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Glad you found me so we can compare notes 🙂 Looking forward to following along!

  7. Jenna October 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I am soooo looking forward to reading this. I’m always looking for more inspiration to get and stay organized.

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