Thought I’d take a quick moment to update you on my organizing progress…and by quick, I mean QUICK. Our internet has been cutting out every few minutes for a couple weeks now, except for one glorious day with no interruptions in service. Based on friends’ comments on Facebook I determined it might not be worth calling our provider to seek out a fix, and instead have a new company lined up to switch us tomorrow. In the meantime it’s taking me waaaaaayyyyy longer to do anything online than it usually does.
Still waiting for Brad to go through the pile I made him in the basement (maybe a tonight project). There are miscellaneous “parts” that I need to determine if we should keep or not, some things that need relocated to the garage (his domain), and some other things that need to find a home or be purged.
Most of my organizing is done but it’s in jeopardy because I’ve already started taking things downstairs and dumping into a pile to be put away later. No, no, noooooooo…!!! I decided that if it’s inevitable that I’ll have days where I only have time to run down and drop something…because kids are upstairs unsupervised or it’s dinner-time and I just need to clear the table or whatever the case…that I will designate 15 minutes or so one evening a week to go put the pile away before it gets out of control. Tonight will be that night.
I need to label several bins but am in the process of deciding what craft supplies I want upstairs (in baskets) and which will stay down (in plastic boxes/bins). If I could fit them all up here I think I’d do that, but as long as I’m doing daycare that won’t be an option, just based on space alone.
My Container Store order arrived the other day (cue the hallelujah chorus!) so I can continue the work I started in the room that serves as play room for daycare as well as my office (and eventually craft) space. I’ve moved some furniture around and began reorganizing a bit. Now it’s time to fill baskets and style shelves, which will be more for function now than decoration (more on that later).
Though it was supposed to be its own organizing project (on it’s own week), I have started going through taxes and entering that information into my daycare software. I also recently upgraded to Quicken Home & Business, and am in the process of figuring out how to do invoices and business account stuff for My Blissful Space. And I’ve been working on my certification as a professional organizer, so at least a few hours a week is dedicated to that! I also want to get my recipes organized in my new recipe box! So much to do, so little time!!
There’s a lot going on and unfortunately my winter sluggishness hasn’t left the building, so some nights I just succumb to lazy TV watching and attempt to do something productive from the couch. I’ve also recently become addicted to the Whatsupmoms You Tube channel. Have you seen them yet? Love these ladies! You’ll have to check out their parodies of Blank Space and Fancy…hilarious! I’ll leave you with one of my most recent faves, and will hopefully return tomorrow or Monday with more organizing progress!