Sunday, July 7, 2013

Setting Goals: Organizing Your Mind

It's been awhile since I've wrote on my blog.  My home is not paradise yet, so I need to keep up with it.  For  the next chapter in my life, I will be following the book, "Organize Now".  I really need to get a grip on my clutter and unorganized areas in my home and life.

So to start, this week I will be Organizing my mind.  Join me if you'd like by following my daily posts and/or grab a copy of  Jennifer Ford Berry's book Organize Now!

My goals for this week:

1.  Get at least 7 hours of sleep.  (I already do this, so not a problem)
2.  Start everyday with a short to-do list.
3.  Start a journal.  Well, this will be my blog.
4.  Limit the amount of television you watch.  TV is not a problem for me, it's the computer, so that will be my goal.
5.  Schedule a 2 minute break 2-3 times a day alone.  Hmmm, this is going to be a challenge.
6.  Practice Meditating
7.  Exercise
8.  Schedule more "Me Time"
9.  Eliminate energy drainers.
10.  Take control of your time.

Let's see how this will go!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Getting Control

I really need to get control of the clutter in my home.  It is taking over and I feel like it's swallowing me and my family whole!  It's in my kitchen, in my living room, in my bathroom, in the kids rooms, in my bedroom, on the front porch and on the back porch.  I can't get away from it anywhere!!!

So this month, I'm doing a decluttering challenge.  This means getting rid of everything that I don't use, don't need or don't want anymore.  This week I'm going to concentrate on my kitchen.  I have always started, but just never finish the process.  I'm giving myself a week to declutter everything in this one room.  The quicker I get it done, the sooner I'll be able to start the next room and so on and so on.  Hopefully by the end of April I will have all the clutter gone!!!

Join me for the challenge!  Today I will be going through 5 of my kitchen cabinets.  If I still feeling doing more after those 5, I will do 5 more!  I will update later today on what I have accomplished!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pantry Help

Yesterday, I went to Goodwill (LOVE THAT PLACE), and found this cool storage unit....

It was only $3.99!  I thought of using it for my Scrapbooking, but when I got home, I said this would be perfect for my pantry.  This is what my pantry looked like before I organized it....

AHHH!  I know, it's a terrible mess.  I went to Costco's yesterday too, and just threw everything in the pantry.  When I saw my pantry looking like this, that's when I made the decision to use the new storage unit for my pantry.  The drawer part would work great for all my snacks!  So after about an hour of cleaning, and rearranging, this is what my pantry looks like now!!!

I love it!!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

This Is What Happens When You Get Off Routine!

I have completely got off of routine with Flylady.  I am so disappointed with myself.  How could I let myself just stop.  Well, to be completely honest, I stopped caring.  Things were going wrong in my house, and I totally just threw the towel in.  Of course, there are consequences when you do that.  Piles of clutter everywhere!  Nothing is where is should be, dishes piled up to the ceiling (exaggerating just a tad), and making yourself feel even more discouraged!

Well, it looks like it's time for me to dig out my Control Journal (if I can find it that is), and start my babysteps again.  Of course I have been sick for the past 4 days, I'm slowly getting better, and today I'm pulling all the bed sheets off all the beds today.  It's really draining me, as I make the beds up (4 beds).

Another thing I did today, was clean my purse out.  I know, this is suppose to be done every Friday!   I actually had bought a new purse over a month ago, and wanted to switch but never did.  I also clean though my baby's diaper bag, which I tend to throw items in there that don't belong.  I then restocked everything in the diaper bag, and is all ready for the next time we go out!

So here is my first 2013 before and after photo.  Ugh..not to pretty, but on plus side, it only took my about 20 minutes to clean and put away as much of the stuff that I could on my bar.

I have no place to put my scrapbooking stuff for right now.
So I neatly put what I'm using in this box.
Hopefully it won't be it's permanent place.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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