So, like, it's what? January 2nd/ dinner time. Two full days into the new year and I have not demonstrated anything close to a moderate/ sane organizing experience. I have been blitzing almost every waking moment, except for potty breaks and eating and the early morning Bible time.
So, let's see...
--organized the entire master bedroom, all closets, dressers and drawers and under the bed.
--cleaned/ organized hall closet and sorted all of those many hotel samples of shampoo, soap and lotion.
--combined all of the half empty shampoo bottles as well as the hotel samples into a big bowl and filled a huge pump bottle of shampoo for the kids' shower. I wrote in big letters "SHAMPOO" and "Use this for Shampoo" in permanent marker all over it. ( I have boys, you know)
--worked in Will's office, hauling out 3 huge bags of outdated reading material and junk that he was too sentimental to get rid of? whatever. Love the guy, but...
--cleaned the entire dungeon which was an all day job.
-- Thought about going through some more paperwork, but just threw out some catalogs from 2004 and such... (office surplus)
--filled 2 big bags for donations and 2 big bags for trash
--made a list of all of the labels needed for the cleaned up "dungeon"
--combined all of the available lotions in a big bowl and washed and filled several "new" (newly cleaned out) containers. I give these away to my mother's friends when they have spa parties.
--cleaned out under the bathroom sink/ organized, pitched etc.
and that's it.
Incidentally, I am not planning on teaching any classes on how to be a "sane, moderate, slow-paced organizer".. LOL. And if the adrenaline rush alone isn't a reward in itself, I have also found some very cool things. Yes, right here in my own home, there are a few treasures to be found.
Cool things I have found:
A new pair of boots! I am not even sure where they came from. All I know is that they were possibly given to me or I got them from a garage sale. I think I'll be "stylin'" in Chicago this week with my new boots.
Several dollars worth of change. We'll spend the $$ on meals this week.
A very cool pair of socks!
So, technically, I made money this week! Not only did I NOT go shopping, I found treasures right here! Oh, life is good.
And for the rest of you who have OCCC, I wish you the best of success with your organizing adventures for the year. As for me, it is 7:30 p.m. I think I'll take a hot bath and go to bed.