Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blitz-It Friday #1

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Jo-snazzer: Mommy, are you SURE you want to show the world how messy your bedroom is?
Me: I have to!! I have to show them that there's hope--even if your bedroom gets out of control.

That is why I started doing the blitz. In my mind, there was NO WAY to get started on a project once it got out of control. I couldn't get over the emotional hurdle of getting it started for fear that it would take ALL DAY.

Well, I'm here to tell you that most things take one hour--sometimes less! Most things take 20 minutes, but if you can work a little longer than your emotions normally tell you to work, you can get a lot more done by staying focused.

You can blitz for 10, 15, 30 minutes or an hour!

Here's what I started with: a messy bedroom
I can not stand when my "haven" gets all messed up!!!
My blitz took a little over an hour. Here's what I got done. (You're going to love this!)

1. Made bed/ open blinds (Yes! I just start feeling more organized when those two things are done)
3. remove child's sleeping bag from floor and put away.. (we have a 'guest' once in a while)
4. sort clean laundry
5. put away things to be ironed in ironing pile
6. remove all of the extra bags that were cluttering up the floor
7. starting from one side of the room and working to the other--proceeded to put away everything that was out of its place
8. folded and put away all laundry (this was the biggest task)
9. dusted surfaces
10. (one hour timer rang)
11. kept going: vacuumed
12. took trash out of bathroom
13. wiped down bathroom surfaces...

DONE!!

feeling before blitzing= overwhelmed
feeling during blitzing= tired but determined
feeling after blitzing= fabulous!!!

Are you ready to spend some time on focused blitzing??

Just make a dent in something. You'll need the blitzing post directions here.

Who's going to be the first to link up??




8 comments:

Christy @ ContemplativeMom said...

I am excited about this carnival. My blitz today went well and I can't wait to try it again. Thanks!

Katie said...

Great Job! I feel motivated!

Mrs. Parunak said...

Today we blitzed the living room. Aaaaahhhhhh. So much better. In just ten minutes, all the toy money that was scattered EVERYWHERE got put back in the cash register, the books were put on the shelf in the kids' room, and countless bits of paper and feather "casualties of creativity" were removed from the floor along with sundry toys. I think the blitz is the most helpful thing I've learned on your blog yet!

Denise said...

I love your new carnival. I think I need to have at least one daily Blitz!!!

Tami said...

Thanks for the push to get things done. An hour isn't that long and it's amazing what you can do in that time.

Organizing Mommy said...

O.K. so 3 people linked up. I feel like it has been a moderate success. Maybe next week we'll try for 6! If you want to link up over the weekend, that's fine also! I'm proud of the 3 plus Mrs. P for blitzing it. I do this to get ready for my weekend. Summer is coming, and I don't want to be bogged down with indoor work, when I can be outside playing!!

Krista said...

Just wanted to say I'm excited about this weekly blitzing! I didn't get to link up today...it was a crazy day and my daughter has been sick. But Thursday night I was able to blitz & get all my clean laundry folded! It took a long time, since it was almost everything we owned :)...it's been a rough few weeks with illness around here & I just hadn't been able to get to it.

Can't wait to do the blitz next week & post some pics to link up to your blog! I know this will be just the thing to keep me on track with some stuff I've got to get a handle on.

Mrs. Parunak said...

I'm confused. Where are the links to people's blitzes? I'm sure they're obvious. I just can't find them.