52 Weeks and I am channeling Laura
April 22, 2011 7 Comments
I can’t believe it. I am on topic again!! I think Laura from www.orgjunkie.com has some sort of mental telepathy going with me…. Well I had the “welcome to middle age exam” (otherwise known as a colonoscopy) this week. So Tuesday prep day (otherwise known as I will never eat orange jello again day) and Wednesday were out for organizing projects. I knew I needed to do an easy project quick!
Well you know where you have your eating utensils, probably in some rubbermaid type organizing thing? If yours is as old as mine it is even in avocado green! Have you ever noticed how little bits of stuff fall into the nooks and crannies until you are totally grossed out and wonder how in the world are you eating with those forks and spoons??
Well I finally used the PROCESS and got them all cleaned out. I dumped everything on the drainboards:
Then I threw the organizing containers in the dishwasher. Luckily it was full and needed to be ran:
Then I rearranged everything back into the drawer:
I ended up getting rid of this stuff….well not getting rid of it, but putting it in a plastic shoebox and sticking it out in the garage:
I have another drawer where our cooking utensils are next to the stove and a container next to the stove where the most used things stand up. I did not take a picture of those, but they are looking pretty good.
I spent most of my time this week working on a quilt for a great-niece and great-nephew. I will post pictures when they are done.
I also decluttered a lot of weeds from my yard…does that count??
Check out everyone’s posts to get inspiration for your own projects to whip your life into shape! It’s really working!!
Also since all I talk about is my granddaughter, I thought I would post a picture of my oldest daughter and my husband (they are the two in the middle) at a recent San Jose Sharks game. We live about 7 hours north of San Jose. My daughter lives in Reno. They had a great time even though the Sharks lost….badly…..
She is single if anyone has any single 30 something year old available good man in mind for her! She is an ultrasound tech in Reno, Nevada, but is probably moving to the South where my youngest lives and my middle daughter is moving in less than a month! Please submit resumes and pictures to me! HAHA!
What do you think it means that all 3 of my daughters are moving about as far away from Northern California as you can get and still be in the continental US???
Ooops forgot the questions!:
1. Have you got a drawer that needs a little organizing? Will you tackle it this week or something else? I have lots more drawers that could use some help!
2. Was last week an organizing success for you? Yes, a small success.
3. Has the habit of just doing one thing at a time helping to keep you from feeling overwhelmed? Totally! I can’t believe I am sticking this out. I am terrible at follow-through generally, but vowed this year would be different. So far it is working and I am very happy!