I'm going to start holding myself accountable here for things that I need to get done in order to be as organized as I would like. I have all of these things in my head, all of these lists, I admire other people's organization skills...now I need some action.
So, tonight I started with the piles and piles of stuff I had in my kitchen, living room and dining room. I had five places that I needed to tackle where things were just getting out of control...the kitchen counter, the top of the microwave, the top of the fridge, the dining room table and the top of the entertainment center. I found...newspapers, coupon, art work, scribble pages, pictures, mail, junk mail, money, earrings, books, catalogs...it was a mess, kind of. See my wonderful aunt takes all of my junk and puts it in these lovely piles, so it doesn't look so bad...but when you look closer and dive into the piles, that's when you see the danger!
I threw away two brown paper bags full of stuff. I gave Jamison her items to take to her room, put all of Rondell's stuff in a bag and put it on his side of our room, put books away, cut coupons and put them in my haven't-seen-you-in-a-while menu planning notebook, so on and so forth.
So, now it's nice and clean and things are put away. It's tackled. Onto...Jamison's closet (the stuff I didn't get to while working on her art center)...duhn, duhn, duhn!
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