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Getting Organized - My New Year's Resolution
What is your New Year's resolution. Today, SJA Power of the Pencil Club Member, Reagan N. shares how she is getting herself and her room organized:
My New Year’s resolution is to keep my room clean and organized. Today, I started cleaning out my closet. It was very messy! Nothing was folded. Instead, a mountain of clean clothes sat at the bottom. Art supplies were scattered everywhere, moving boxes from two years ago were still in the back, and my memories box was an unorganized mess.
First, I started going through the pile on the floor, sorting the clothes in the right labeled baskets. Then, I got rid of any clothes that I didn’t want or that were too small for me. I put those in a pile to be donated or given to friends and family. Next, I cleaned out my art supplies. I found paint, brushes, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, colored pencils, paper, cardboard, and even clay. I sorted it all and put it into a box to be used. The last thing I needed to do, was to organize my memory box. I found pictures, drawings, and schoolwork that I made all the way back to preschool and kindergarten age. That was my favorite part of cleaning my room. I liked seeing all my drawings and the things that I made when I was a little girl. I also threw away any garbage that I found or things that I had made that I really didn’t want to keep.
When I finished sorting out everything, I was finally finished! I felt really surprised at how great it looked. Cleaning my closet took me three hours, but I was happy when it was all finished. I chose cleaning my room for my New Year’s resolution because it is challenging for me to keep things organized. My mom says it’s because I have an artist’s brain. My goal for the future is to clean up after myself and to put things where they belong. From doing this, I learned that everyone should stay organized because it is a lot easier to find the things that you need.