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Blitz-It Friday # 28 (and organizing drawers)

Today I am showing the progress from one short blitz: organizing some drawers in the dining room.

Before: Everything shoved into the bottom drawer

AFTER: Utensils sorted, plates ready.. tea sorted and ready to brew..

How did I incorporate the PROCESS?

P: Plan of attack: The basic plan for these drawers is that the items in them are things used in the dining room.

R: Remove items: There were some toys, old tea, and out-of-season things that needed to be removed.

O: Organize into piles: Even though I had my entire dining room table filled, they eventually got into piles.

C: Containerize: The deep wide drawers themselves make good boundaries. The silverwear bin was also a good container for overflow silverwear. I also had a metal container for tea.

S: Simplify: I threw out a bunch of old tea that no one was using. I also removed all of the teaching placemats from the area. We can use those during other times–not for eating, though!

S: Smile! It’s not just me who is smiling!


The rest of this post is from one of my weekly blitzing memes. You can join us this Friday for a blitz, but do not LINK up here (now)… thanks!

Basically, I am including it because it will give you an idea of what blitzing is like! I do not want to detract from the link-up that is happening on the organizing junkie!


But truthfully, I did not organize those today. I did blitz today, however.

I woke up tired. Do you ever do that? Uffda. I wasn’t feeling that great and wanted to go for a nap. I put dinner in the crockpot, just in case I really was sick. But I needed to blitz. And today is laundry day. So, I reluctantly set my timer for 1 hour.

I started by taking the sheets off the bed–just so I would not get back in it. I started the wash load, adding a few other things in with it.

I sorted all the laundry and put them in little laundry baskets in the hall–just so my room would look neat.

Then, I put away any clutter and clean laundry.

By then, there was still 27 minutes left…

So, I cleaned the bathroom already.

I set up the ironing board and actually decided on what to iron..

I helped Emily put away her toys.

I put the sheets in the dryer and the next load in.

All of that in one hour. And wouldn’t you know it? By then, I was so energized that I did not even want to take a nap. Instead, I called a friend and talked on the phone while I ironed: 8 things. Then I started making a few more hats! Then I started folding and putting away laundry. And I never did take a nap! Oh, well.. there’s always tomorrow to be lazy.. So, how about you? Are you blitzing anything these days? ..

If you are new to blitzing, here are some other links on the topic:

Basically, blitzing is forcing ourselves to focus for a set period of time on hands-on tasks.

Read about the: one hour blitz and staying focused.

Also, blitzing with kids is a blast if you are an airchair general.

Glad you could join us! Now you have MANY choices about using the blitz. You are welcome to do/ try any or all of them…. and so many photos to choose from!

And for you guys who like to move slowly, try plodding.




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