Friday, January 21, 2011
Week # 3 - Two for One!
I was beginning to wonder if I'd get a chance to do my organizing this week... I tend to procrastinate and here I was, Friday afternoon, with nothing done! Instead of the panic setting in, I thought I'd take advantage of the hour I had and DO something other than surf and think about the things I could be (and should be) doing.
I looked at my list and thought - what to do? What to do? And like Henny Penny, I thought the sky was falling - then I realized that it was just one of my toppling towers. My closet shelf was at least two years over due for a 'make-over'.
I started like I'd planned - pulling everything off the shelf and sorting into three piles... "donate", "keep", "garbage/recycle". And then the shelf was empty. So I then sorted the "keep" pile and pleased them neatly back on the shelf.
I was done. But it only took me 10 minutes. I looked to ensure I'd done it correctly... I think I did but only 10 minutes had passed. I decided this was an opportunity I could not pass up... I had planned on doing my closet too so why not now?
So I took the same approach and then it was done... I packed up the clothes, fixed my dresser (the drawer slide fell off), hauled an armload of stuff downstairs (to quote the Org Junkie - "Never leave a room empty handed") and then I came downstairs to enjoy 20 minutes of time to write without a lanky little hand pawing at me insisting I play 'gucks' or 'tains' or 'race'. Now he'll have my undivided attention to play all the games he wants tonight!
For more great organizing tips and to check out the 52 Week Challenge, check out the Organizing Junkie! A huge thanks to Laura for her mentioning my blog in this week's post!