I’m hoping that if I make a focused effort to link up weekly to #3in30, maybe I’ll actually make some decent progress this month. One can only hope, right? haha
Before I go visit my fellow #3in30’ers, I’m going to post my own update and remind myself that there is no comparison. God made me who I am and He loves me for me, even with all of my imperfections and procrastination tendencies. I will not compare my progress with someone else, but they’re not me. 🙂
Clean out and organize rolling cart. Repurpose drawers. I looked long and hard at my rolling cart, previously used for craft work and now filled to the overflowing, can’t cram the drawer shut brim with a hodgepodge of assorted items. I told myself last weekend I was going to do it over the holiday weekend so I could feel good about having gotten one of my goals – probably the simplest of them all – knocked off the list. A week later, the cart hasn’t been touched, except for when the kids piled more stuff on top of it. Maybe tomorrow…
In all seriousness though, I have been giving it a lot of thought as to what all is in there and where I’m going to put it. Right now I have a major lack of storage in my house, so some plastic tote boxes would be needed most likely. I just hesitate to buy them without knowing exactly what I’m going to use them for since I don’t want to get something I won’t end up using. I thought about using my laundry baskets to temporarily hold everything while I sort it out, but I know how I work and if I didn’t go immediately to the store for boxes, sooner or later everything would get dumped back into the drawers in order to do laundry. At minimum, I think I’m going to pick up some bankers boxes in the morning while I’m out running errands. I know some of the things in there is stuff that needs to be donated, and that would at least be a good start.
Create new filing location and system. File papers. My filing situation is similar to my cart. We have an old beat up 2-drawer filing cabinet right now and I don’t have a clue what all is in there. I know the boys’ baby books are in there, and a ton of really old bill statements from before we went electronic are in one drawer, the bottom drawer mostly has spindles of CDs and a handful of new-ish appliance manuals. The top of it is a major hotspot and so it’ll also need a new home. I think I have a corner in my bedroom that would fit it perfectly if I can get one of the guys to undent the drawers enough to make it useable. I do have hanging files already in there, so if I can fix the cabinet it’ll be a cinch to get stuff cleaned out, relabeled, and filed.
Purge teenagers’ clothing items and identify what needs to be replaced. Somewhere I have this great list I made last year that lists every category of clothing my children own. I added a blank line next to each category and made them count everything they had. I need to find or recreate the list, but first I have to get them to do all their laundry. I know both boys have a ton of things they haven’t worn in months, and as far as I’m concerned it’s time for it to go.