Sallie Felton, Life Coach, Weblog

April 23, 2008

RAN A MARATHON

LISTS OF GOALS COMPLETED TO DATE:

#s 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 21, 22, 26, 30

NEW GOALS COMPLETED IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS TO BE ADDED TO THE ABOVE:

# 17 all garden beds are simplified

# 9 the painting for the kitchen, breakfast room, den, back-hall are all scheduled for the late fall

# 8 I have a buyer for the hot tub!

# 13 the potting shed is completely cleaned and all extra supplies have been freecycled

# 16 all bushes and trees have been pruned

Yes, one could say the weather could not have been more perfect for me to get the grubby clothes on and hit the dirt running. With shovels, loppers, water and good nights sleeping….every bit of energy has been spent outside. In New England the weather can change in an instant. Remember in some of my past blogs I stressed to make sure a priority is time. Exactly, for me, choosing to work outdoors in the good weather is picking time and place critically. I could say I still needed to work inside, but the summer weather will be hotter and I will be able to accomplish inside whatever is on the list during the heat or rain.

WHAT I LEARNED:

Even though it was 60 degrees this past week, in the attic of the garage it was 85 degrees and getting hotter. Smart to work on uncluttering that area while I could feeling energized. I realized that this area needs to be accomplished much earlier in the Spring season. So this will be next on my list.

(what I also learned…proofread again for spelling mistakes in my blogs!!! lol)

RENEW, REUSE, RECYCLE:

My husband is quite worried.I am running a marathon. Whatever I clean out, I put on freecycle.org. It is fast paced and hard to keep up. By the time I post what I want to declutter on the site, there is someone who wants it. Beat my own personal record…posted the item and within 2 minutes it was spoken for!!! I LOVE IT. Makes my day to know it will be used. This is addicting. Challenges me even more. There are 24 articles that will be picked up here today. 24 items that will not go in the landfill! 24 items that will be renewed and reused…all because of recycling.

so check the site out: freecycle.org or craigslist

WHAT’S NEXT:

1. Decluttering the other half of the garage attic

2. Cleaning out another cabinet in the living room

3. Taking newer items to the consignment store

4. Freecycling items that are up in the loft

whew….I AM DRUMMING FASTER THAN THE ENERGIZER BUNNY!!!

How are you all doing??

Sallie

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April 11, 2008

SPRING FEVER FRENZIE

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LISTS OF GOALS COMPLETED TO DATE:

#s 1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 21, 22, 26, 30

Accountability:

In the past week I have:

1. Kept my desk free and clear of “breding” piles of papers

2. No clutter is left on the kitchen or dining room tables, NOTHING!

3. Freecycled all the old record albums that I have not listened to in 30 years….so why did I save them, memories!

4. Dug out the potting shed and the tool shed.

5. Raked out all the gardens and simplified.

WHAT I LEARNED:

When I think back and wonder why we keep articles or items that we no longer use, why do we do it?

When it came to my records, I kept it because it reminded me of my youth, great days, freedom of responsibility. However, I still can here many of those songs on the radio today.  Being a creature who does like change, having them sprinkled amongst today’s “listening pleasures” are OK with me. So I Freecycle.com the group and out they went to someone who really wanted them. I wanted the memories and no one can ever take those away.

HINT: remember

freecycle.org or craigslist…both great places to declutter

WHAT’S NEXT:

1. Finish up on the potting shed

2. Do one more cabinet in the living room…three to go

3. UGH…better do the loft above the mudroom before the painters get here. That will be an undertaking unto itself.

So fun to hear from readers, let me know where you are in your own projects. Let me know if I can help.

With tremendous Spring Fever,

Sallie

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April 1, 2008

I AM ON A ROLL!

Accountability:

In the past week I have:

1. I have collated, hole punched all articles and photos of our son’s last 5 years on the professional freeskiing circuit. This has been something that I have wanted to complete for so long, but kept putting it off because it looked so daunting. And now here it is, labeled with tabs, so any other information can be easily entered. What a great feeling!!!!

2. All business files are done and each night before I leave the office the paper is filed

THIS IS CREATING A GOOD HABIT!!

3. All books in my office have been organized by author’s name and categorized by topics

4. OFFICE COMPLETED!!

5. Tackled one of the cabinets in the living room. I stored financial papers which are no longer necessary to keep. Shredded them all. One cabinet down…three more to go.

6. Put four items on the freecycle list in the morning ….by the afternoon they were all gone, and picked up here at the house.

I am on a roll…………….

What I Learned:

One Step at a time….I know I keep saying that, but it is true. A little bit…just being able to reorganize all the books in my office, was a huge undertaking. But I did one shelf at a time. Less daunting to me that to take all the books out and see them in a huge pile. So figure out what works best for YOU.

Cannot believe the freedom I feel with having people take what I don’t want. Knowing that they can use them only spurs me on to do more!!! Even my husband is a bit scared to come home now, fearing what might not be here!

Hints: Recycling all the shredding materials to use as packing materials. Put them all in a see-through container or garbage bag (labelled) and store in the basement or by packing supplies. Will use it around the Holidays.

What’s Next:

1. Today is a warmer day, so I am going out into the Tool Shed, Goal #13 and working at freecyling all those extra garden supplies I do not need. If you don’t want to freecycle use Craigslist.org.

2. Will do another cabinet in the living room.

How are you all coming along with your projects?

Warmly and with motivation,

Sallie

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