My July week 1 progress for #3in30

08 Jul

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. šŸ™‚

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. 

Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Blogging



2 responses to “My July week 1 progress for #3in30

  1. Jeanine Byers Hoag

    July 9, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Hi Bobbey! Sounds great!! I admire your determination. Good for you.But I can relate to looking at what needs to be done and saying, "maybe tomorrow!"

  2. Becca

    July 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I like to start projects like your first 2 by throwing out what I can first. I make a dent and have a clearer idea of what needs to be stored.


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