This is still one of my biggest battles, one I haven’t been consistent about updating, but I’m making an effort to do little “above and beyond” projects when there’s time and energy.
Like the other day when I organized all the tea – it was a bigger undertaking than I was anticipating, but I went through all the cupboards and pulled out all the boxes (both open and backup), sorted the brands and types, consolidated the excess boxes, tossed the expired ones, then organized on the shelves (greens, mints, fruity, black, chai/spice, loose, etc.) with their replacements behind them. Very satisfying, and something beyond dishes and laundry.
Yesterday I brought a memory box of old photos, videos, art/writing projects I’d had stored to give a friend (one of those difficult boxes), and really enjoyed going through it with her, hearing stories, and also having it out of our storage, even if it was one of those things that was bigger on the inside than the outside.
It’s very nice to see that some of the long-term things I mentioned in the last post (Bookcrossing, VHS tapes) have either been dealt with or are well on their way to being complete. I’m hoping to light a fire under this goal in the new year.
One concrete thing I’d like to do is make a good plan for kid schoolwork/art projects, etc. before they take over more than their share of space. There are many things that can be congratulated and let go, stored digitally, or put into a special “chosen few” box. Another goal is severely weeding our closets of both clothes and boxes. 5 months ago