LISTS OF GOALS COMPLETED TO DATE:
#s 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 26, 30
NEW GOALS COMPLETED IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS TO BE ADDED TO THE ABOVE:
#14 the loft above the mudroom is completely sorted, reorganized, and boxes labeled. all unwanted items were freecycled
#18 planted one half of the vegetable garden, other half to be done in two weeks when the weather is a bit warmer
#22 completed going through every file in all the cabinets: shed, simplify, combined
#26 all living room cabinets under the bookcase have been cleaned out and simplified (HUSBAND LUCKED OUT AND ACQUIRED TWO MORE CABINETS FOR HIS PERSONAL FILING)
#3 took more to the consignment store
WHAT I LEARNED:
At first I was daunted by the amount of stuff in the loft. As we do not have an attic or basement, much of the items we want to keep protected ends up there. Extra lampshades, pictures, small rugs, kids pottery, sentimental childhood items (kid’s personal ones), current paints etc. In my mind I sectioned off the space and did 1/4 of the area at a time. This made the space DOABLE and MEASURABLE. Remember the SMART goals: s-specific, simple; m-measurable; a-attainable; r-realistic; t-time oriented.
RENEW, REUSE, RECYCLE:
Again, my new best friend is freecycle.org. When there is something I don’t need or could think someone would use it more than myself…on it goes…posted onto freecycle. During my last post, I thought I beat my personal best with someone instantly responding to a post. Well you should have seen the response when I posted a digital camera and printing dock!!! Yes, I could have spent the time and posted it for $ on EBay or Craigslist, but I find the sooner the items are out of here, the better I feel. TO BE ABLE TO MOVE AROUND IN THE LOFT WITH NOTHING UNDERFOOT is a breath of fresh air.
7. another batch to go to the consignment store tomorrow
25. call the Town Hall and ask them what their policy is on recycling and disposing of paints environmentally
How are you all doing? Would love to hear your comments.