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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Twenty-Ten Resolution

Like many of you, at the beginning of each year, I make a list of resolutions.

Like many of you, not too long after I make my list, it seems like the things I have resolved to do (or not do, as the case may be) are soon forgotten.

Often, the same things are on that list year after year.

The intentions are good--BUT why make lists if they quickly become meaningless?

So , I have decided to choose only one goal to accomplish for "Twenty-Ten".

It is a monumental task.

I can't do it alone.

I need help from my family.

I have been practicing this past week (by purging, cleaning and organizing closets).

I figure if I tell you --I will be totally commited to my goal.

I want to be able to answer with a commanding YES when in 364 days, you ask me, "Did you do it?"

So--drum roll please....

I resolve to purge, completely clean, and organize our garage by December 31, 2010.

Now, my garage is a hazard zone. There is a lot of stuff and I haven't seen the floor for several years.

We have pathways to get in and out of the garage--and even that is treacherous.

I admit, a majority (51%) of the stuff is mine.

I admit, I am so embarrassed by the clutter, I don't like to have the garage door open.

I will only allow a partial "before" peek here...

So in one year, I look forward to showing off a renewed garage, where I can park a car, enter without fear for my life, and use the garage as it should.

If, by chance, I accomplish this task before the end of the year, I will proudly unveil the results.


Judy said...

Hi Karen....great resolutions. I support you and my need to purge too. There is a great feeling to get our storage in order. I will try to help you if you help me too. Thanks for the incentive

Natalie said...


That's a big resolution. You can do it... the pantry and craft closet look so great!!! I am sure you have a willing helper in Martha. :)

Susan said...

OK, now here's a serious challenge! That's quite the stuffed garage. If you get that thing cleaned out in 360 days, you're coming over and doing MINE! :)