This year we’re running with the mantra One Step at a Time. We’re tackling tons of little tasks and making small changes that will hopefully add up to help us reach our big goals for the year. Taking it one step at a time keeps us from getting overwhelmed, and we’ve been getting a ton done as a result. We’re working on a bunch of steps simultaneously all the time, but we wait until we’re done until we share it with you.
One Step at a Time has been mostly small steps towards big, almost unreachable goals (like having a completely clean, organized house), but the mantra is really useful for short-term overwhelming goals too.
This one was for shuffling Eliza’s room (again).
Thankfully, Eliza’s new room was cleaned out already, so we only had to get all of her stuff up there.
We started a week early and just took a few things up a day. One day we brought up all of her clothes, one day we hung up her decorations, one day we brought up all of her bedding. We split bringing the furniture up over several days, and we had Eliza take up her smaller stuff as her chores. We also spent a lot of time cleaning and purging the rest of the third floor.
We took this as an opportunity to seriously organize Eliza’s toys so things are more likely to get played with / stay picked up.
A week later, and Nick’s room was all clean and empty.
He’s taking two weekends to move his stuff, so he’s taking it one step at a time too.
Everyone’s all settled and we can’t wait to share some photos of Eliza’s new room set-up with you tomorrow!
Some related posts:
- Step 4 | Getting Organized
- Spring Cleaning
- Step 8 | Cleaning out our Closet
- Nick Moves In (the first time)
- Moving E’s Room By Myself
- Step 12 | Purging
- Or read all of the One Step at a Time posts
What would your one step be right now?