Step one was to set our goals. Here are mine, according to the OH's rubric, with my additions/changes in bold.
I want to feel relaxed while I’m at home, and I won't while there's all this clutter and mess and disorganisation.
I want to spend more time writing.
I want an area of the home where I can craft, (especially Project Life).
I want to organise the whole house first. (Yes, I know this is a problem. Let's go with kitchen in the realistic version.)
My partner always loses her keys.
I want to be decluttered by 1st April 2014.
The most disorganised cupboard in my home is the tupperware cupboard OMG.
Something that I don’t need anymore, but am having trouble parting with is random stuff I collected/bought for scrapbooking, which doesn't quite work for the Project Life context.
To be honest, I'm not sure how applicable these are anymore. We're moving house soon - hopefully in six weeks, assuming the Titles Office comes through for us - and so while decluttering and organising are still major needs, (and April 1 a nice goal) the timetable and the logistics are completely different.
That said, I'm still trying to keep up with the weekly challenges (sort of). The first couple - at least initially - struck me as not applying to me necessarily. At some point I need to get back to my pinboard, but it's not that bad for now.
Tasks #3 and 4, however, are entirely applicable AND useful to us right now. I haven't done them yet (OMG the heat! Means I get very little done at the moment other than work, watch television and attempt to sleep.) When I get to them I'll write them up and let you know how I go.