I've just been thinking about the types of environments in which I have lived, to better understand the clutter that's in my home today. My childhood home was very cluttered and not usually clean -- there were always piles of magazines, newspapers, junk mail, etc. on every surface. When my parents made me clean my room, I usually ended up pushing everything under the bed or throwing it in the closet.
In college I was fairly neat, but I would still get piles of paper on my desk. This didn't stop when I got married either. The first time I was on my own with my first apartment, there was clutter everywhere. I think we had too much stuff for the space we had. Our stuff has grown with us, so we still don't have much space for everything.
Our current house, which is much bigger than any of the others we've lived in, has been cluttered with items we're unpacking, although the kitchen and family room look good. The rest of the house, however, is a disaster area. I've been looking on the Internet for tips to help me get organized, and this Community Challenge® seemed like a good idea. I don't know what to expect, but I know I won't get my whole house organized in six weeks!
Click here to read Week 2 of Amy's Get Organized Journal.