Here is it, a little embarrassing isn't it? This is my laundry room/junk room. It's the only part of our basement that isn't finished and the only real storage area that we have. There's a table underneath that big pile in the center so it's not quite as awful as it looks, I know it looks pretty awful! I was quite happy to see that my son was caught up with folding so at the least laundry baskets are empty except for socks:)
I will be using the 5S process to get this room in order. 5S is an organizational method that is used as part of Lean and Six Sigma and stands for; Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.
Most likely I will try to address one of these each week to make the process a little less overwhelming and will be reporting my process as I accomplish each one. During my reporting I'll go into a little more depth about the meaning of the process.
This week I'll be tackling the Sort process. I have already identified several large categories that I need to find solutions for (clean clothes, stockpile items, give away items, photos/scrapbook items, sewing items, etc). I'll keep you updated!
How do you plan out a major organization project? I'll be linking this up at I'm an Organizing Junkie, Stuff and Nonsense and The Shabby Nest.
By the way, I haven't forgotten my other project (you can read about that here). With this heatwave I haven't wanted to do a lot of manual labor, so that's getting pushed aside until the heat breaks.