Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4 Weeks To A More Organized Home: Day 18

I had a ton of trouble falling asleep last night.  I seem to every Tuesday just knowing I need to be up extra early, but even though I was a little sluggish getting out of bed, I still got all my grocery ads posted before 10am!  That's huge for me!

Those are always the biggest chunk of my day on Wednesdays, so I was glad to see a pretty easy assignment for Day 18:

--Get dressed in something that makes you feel great.
--Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your list of weekly goals, and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today.
--Complete your morning routine.
--Set the timer for 15 minutes and vacuum the main living areas of your home.
--Vacuum your carpeted closets. Sweep or mop the floor in those closets without carpet. Remove all items from the closet floor and get rid of clutter, trash, and items that don’t belong in that closet.
--Find 7 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, stick them in a donate or garage sale box, give them to a friend who can use them, or list them on Craigslist or eBay.

At 10am, I took my daughter to story time at the library.  Then I came home to an email from my other daughter's teacher that she had forgotten her lunchbox.   It was sitting right in the fridge, so off I went to take it to her 5 minutes before her lunch began.

Then we came home and had our own lunch.  I put her down for a nap, and I laid myself right down on the couch and took my own.  I probably shouldn't have, or I would have been able to relax once I got them to sleep, but me and 3 1/2 hours of sleep to not work well together!

I got her from the bus, and we did homework.  I got them to clear the living room floor while I started dinner, and then I vacuumed the living room, dining room, and hallway while dinner cooked.   I meant to get to this yesterday anyway, and I'm glad I took the time to do it because I realized that my vacuum was clogged and not picking anything up, so I was able to clear that out and get it back working properly.

After I got them to bed, I tackled my closet.  I had just cleaned their's out recently, so I was not too worried about them.   There wasn't any clutter on the floor of my closet, likely because we just cleaned it out about 6 weeks ago to get to our suitcases.  It had been a long time since it had been vacuumed though!  

While I was in there, I remembered one of my weekly goals was to go through my pants and get rid of what I couldn't wear anymore.   I never thought that would be such a depressing task, although I'm not really sure what I was still doing hanging on to half of those pants from college anyways.   I made it through roughly half of the pants I had hanging in my closet, and so far I've found 12 pair to put into the garage sale pile.   I'm sure to find even more when I finish that task.

The only other thing on my list for today was to make some banana bread before my bananas were too far gone, and I've got it in the oven baking right now, as well as my laundry drying, and I still need to do the dishes!  (All things I would have gotten done when I was napping!)

I'm off to go finish all of that up, pick out a new novel to begin reading, and try to find some more motivation for tomorrow, because I was certainly lacking today!


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