Well, this past month I have been slowly working on organizing my life. Which of course takes forever! Anyway, I went through my nursing school binders (my notes, powerpoints, essays and assignments) and well I weeded out most of the paperwork. I had a hard time getting rid of it all (I know I can look a lot of the information up online but, as a nerd, its hard to get rid of your notes).
This isn’t much progress, but, it’s some. Which I can only be happy about a little bit at a time. I still have the books and well everything else to go through. It’s a lot of work! A bit overwhelming at times.
But I am going to work on this slowly but surely. 4 days ago
This has been a rough one for us. We are having a storage issue. Just not enough room for all our stuff. So its just staying in boxes. We are slowing making progress though. Here are the sub projects to this one.
-boxes sitting in kitchen
-empty boxes in garage
-boxes in garage 2 weeks ago
2012: I am no where near reaching this goal, which is very frustrating, I want to work on it but most of the time I lack motivation to do so. It still needs to get done though
THINGS I NEED TO DO THIS YEAR
1. Work in the garage every other Sunday
2. spend time organizing other areas of the house so that I can find homes for whats in the garage
3. Donate whatever needs to be donating
4. Figure out what I am going to do with my old school stuff 4 months ago
We moved in at the end of March and still have boxes of stuff in the basement; mostly my books. If I’m going to be here for a few years I might as well make the house look like I actually live in it, because right now it just looks like we’re squatters. 5 months ago
but the books aren’t the worst of it. What is all this… matter? Why do we own this stuff?
At one point, I counted 124 boxes left to unpack. Then we brought over some more. Time for a new count, if only to assure myself that there are a finite, countable number of boxes.
I see 52. There is one more in my car, so 53. That’s still a lot! 6 months ago
I have to admit that i haven’t done anything for this goal in forever! I constantly say i have to clean and declutter but i never fully do so. i keep bringing things into the house and don’t have a good way of organizing things. that’s my worst thing is the lack of organizational skills.
TO DO LIST:
1. set up at least one Sunday a month to do this(schedule it into the calender)
2. spend some of my 15 min quick clean time in the garage (so i can try to get some of the random junk out) 7 months ago
I am chagrined to see how long ago I set this goal. Well, it was as achieved as it’s ever going to get three or four years ago. In fact, we’ll probably have to move sometime in the middle of next year, so I’ll have to pack things back up. 7 months ago
How I did it: Stopped making excuses and just went at it for about two days. No more laundry on the extra bed, shelves are organized, no longer afraid to have company see that room! Read how I did it… 9 months ago
No more excuses.
1 – Put books on bookshelf
2 – organize wardrobe
3 – stuff to go can be gathered into one or two boxes 11 months ago
1. major clean of the house
2. organize the house
3. go through all the boxes in the garage
4. declutter! 16 months ago
so i have not done anything with this in for … well as long as i can remember, its been that long! yes i know its pretty stupid… anyway i need to spend some time working on this…. i will thought.. with time of course 16 months ago
Hmm, I unpacked from my most recent trip but not the two before. I really think the key is having an hour or two set aside right when you get home to do it first. Also, my last trip was camping, and I didn’t want to bring home any bugs. :) 21 months ago
Ugh, if I don’t do this right after I get back from a trip, it seems to become a giant headache. Yet the stuff is in my way. 23 months ago
1. go through the garage and see what is left to unpack
2. put all things in office away (most of them are things needing to be unpacked) 23 months ago
How I did it: I moved here a long while ago, and it was a whole ordeal. I had to ship my entire life here in tubs that I UPS-ed. I had unpacked all the tubs, and my suitcases that I flew here with, but I had a few items leftover in my suitcase that I really had no place for in the house.
Finally today, I unpacked those items, simply because I needed the suitcase. That was the only thing that motivated me. It's been sitting on the floor, just tempting the cat to claw it up, for almost forever.
I was still really stuck on what to do with the stuff inside, so I just took things out, and walked around with them, until I found a place. It didn't help that half these items were fragile (and therefore also likely to be ruined by the cat). Then I remembered a dresser we have with nothing in it, so I put it there. Because really, where else does one put there dad's silver plated sippy cup from when he was a baby? Seriously - stupid items. It's no wonder I put this off.
We have a more permanent piece of furniture coming with cabinets where I can move stuff to later, but at least this is a temporary solution, where I know things won't get broken or dented. I think I will feel better when it's all in the proper cabinet instead of this temporary fix, and when I'm home to enjoy the space! Read how I did it… 2 years ago