This year in the Library we are looking at New Year’s Resolutions a bit differently. Instead of trying to change several things at the beginning of the year, we are going to keep the motivation going all year, and help you focus on one thing each month. Based on Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” we are going to look at subjects related to learning (wisdom), physical (stature), spiritual (in favor with God), and relationships (and man). There will be a selection of books related to each topic in the library during the month that it’s featured. I’ve read if you do something for 21 days, it becomes a habit. So, if you focus on that thing for a month, you should be all set.
We are starting with “Making Your Home Comfortable and Inviting: organizing, decluttering, cleaning, and simplifying”. What a great time of year to clean out and start fresh in your home!
One idea for staying on top of organizing all those little spaces in your home that get out of hand is taking 30 minutes every other day or so to clean out and organize one space (closet, cabinet, drawer). You don’t have to spend all day working to be effective – just do what you can, when you can. Also, keep a system going where you have baskets or boxes near your front door (in the coat closet, maybe) labeled for things like “Donate”, “Deliver”, “Gifts”, “Library”, etc. You could even take an empty diaper box (or any other box you have) and line it with fabric – it’s always more motivating to use something if it’s functional and cute.
The library has several books on topics like this – with tons of great tips to get you on the organized path this month. Stop by and let us help you get started!