9.27.2008

OPAM [october]

If you were to walk into my house on any given day, unexpected, I would totally freak out. This is because, well, I DO have 4 kids that like to be messy. I DO run a business. And I DO NOT have alot of time to keep my house in well-organized perfection. Not that I expect it to always be perfect, but I love organization! And I am an organized person.... in spirit. But mostly I don't have the extra time(and money!) that is needed to keep things the way I want them to be around here. And to be honest with you, it drives me crazy that I can't keep up.

About a month ago I stumbled upon the blog of another photographer who had a great idea. It's called OPAM. One Project A Month.

I've decided to start this challenge, and I am hoping some of you will, too! It's a great way to accomplish those things we have been wanting to get done. It gives motivation and accountability, and a one month time frame to accomplish the task.

Here's how it works. Choose a project at the beginning of each month. Take "before" photos and post them on your blog for all of us to see. Label your post OPAM followed by the month. Comment on my blog and leave me the URL of your post so that I can check out your project! Then, spend the month completing your project. When you are finished, take "after" pics, and post them on your blog for us to see.

I think the importance lies in choosing projects that can be completed within the month, so we can choose a new project for the next month.

So here goes...my project for October: The front coat closet. And this is really embarassing! Please know that not all my closets look this way. I have no idea how this one got soooo messy, but at this time next month, it won't be!













5 comments:

Katie said...

This is a really good idea! I wish I had the motivation to start it and the willingness to let people see the mess... Maybe you will inspire me. Hey a girl can dream right?

Rebecca said...

Oooooooh. I likie!! I ditched the bed project; Lowe's cut all my wood THE WRONG SIZE and I was so mad I took it all back and called it quits (I hit resistance, and I fold! I know...)

I'm definitely going to work on the boys' room in October so I'll post "before" pics soon!!

xoxo
Rebecca

Josie said...

I'm really inspired by this idea, but....I'm just not sure I have the guts to post my "before" pics! I too need to work on my boys' room but would be soooo embarassed for anyone to see how it looks right now! :) We'll see, maybe I'll get gutsy. Good luck on your closet project!
Josie

Anonymous said...

I remember when you first told me about this, and I'm so overwhelmed that, Leah, I didn't want to start until I remembered the acronym OPAM even though I knew the meaning. Anyway. . .count me in. I'm either going to finish Tate's room or tackle the room that should be my mudroom (but it won't be a true mudroom since I'm out of moolah!). I'll send pictures soon.

Vanessa

p.s. Almost all of my closets are worse than your front one. Does that make you feel better? I guess I will have no shortage of OPAMs.

Josie said...

Ok Leah...I finally took "before" pics of my OPAM[October]. You can find them on our website here...
http://thewrightfamily2003.shutterfly.com/