Here we go! Are you ready?
It’s our first task of The Final Countdown. We’ll all be one day closer to starting out 2018 a little bit more organized!
Let’s get right to it . . .
I’ve been ruminating on this task for a while. Our first task is to:
Piles of magazines, stacks of books, a desk littered with things you’ve printed off the internet, loose patterns floating around your sewing area, things you need to file, stuff you simply need to throw away or recycle — there you have it.
That’s our task for today.
I STILL have a pile of magazines from when we moved in here 5 years ago! That is sheer ridiculosity (pardon my made-up word, but really!)
Over the last few days, I’ve gone around and gathered all the magazines into one large pile. It wasn’t as large as I thought it would be! I’ve been slowly working on them, but it’s time to speed up the process, so I can have this done once and for all. These are the last few stragglers that have been hiding in out of-the-way places, and some of them are positively ratty. I see the recycle bin in their very near future! Still-packed-from-moving in boxes and under the couch are not real storage places for magazines!
Furthermore, I need a plan for what to do with the ones that still keep coming in. Currently, I read them, and if there’s no compelling reason for me to keep an issue, I take them to one of my guild meetings and donate them to fellow members who would like to take them home.
But I need to be more ruthless — go through all of them again with new eyes, get rid of some more, and then . . . here’s the kicker . . . find a good way to store the few (hopefully very few) I’ve decided to keep.
I cleared off my desk, and made a pile for filing. I need to spend some time cleaning out the filing cabinet and DOing the actual filing.
I need to go through my books and patterns again and see what I can de-stash. I also need to finish organizing my bookcase. The last two shelves have eluded my organization efforts for the last couple years. Time to remedy that!
So how about you?
Is your paper out of control?
Or do you already have it all organized?
(In which case, I envy you, and strive to be like that!)
How will you handle this first task?
Do you need to get busy? Or will you be sitting back eating M&Ms while the rest of us worry about this one?
Good luck, and I’ll be back tomorrow with Task Two!