we just had this organization thread someplace last week, and I did sign up for flylady (again), but there are already a dozen emails in my inbox I don’t have time to look at, and I never got past, shine the sink (well I did it maybe, Friday) and do the bathroom (which I do Fridays anyhow), and I don’t plan to do much tonight, and I have 12 hr days planned all next week. I think I will purge my inbox and wait for DH to get home, he does pretty good with this stuff, he does the floors which makes him worth keeping.
I did haul a bunch of stuff to St Vincent (lost another size 1/2 folks) and organized bathroom clutter, and have stowed all like objects on one place (all nail stuff in one box/drawer, all sox/stockings in one drawer, first aid stuff together etc). O also took a couple boxes of books to library book sale, and 2 boxes to my brother for those long winter nights in the cabin up north.
Pared down shoe warehouse to one pair in each color, dressy classy sneakers, wash the car sneakers, walking shoes, and cross trainers (down from 8 pair of athletic shoes). also kept sox/stockings that go with each style of shoe, and dumped those that don’t work/fit. cleared an entire drawer, also dumped no-fit underwear (another drawerful).
cleaned out kitchen cabinets (as part of hurricane preparedness) found the canned food I had stockpiled for the last storm, also batteries, which are still good, flashlights etc. and found microwave cookware I forgot about. Kept 2 tablecloths for round kitchen table, and 2 for when the center part is in, dumped the rest, will use the stained ones for ground cloths when painting, trimming shrubs etc.
got nasty linens and dishtowels to the rag bin, washed and folded the good stuff, put it in matching bathrooms. that’s good cuz we had no rags when we moved here, now DH will leave my towels alone.
pared down from 12 bibles to 5, took the rest to work for the parish library (DR, RSV-CE pocket size, huge NAB Oxford study bible, and Spanish bible), kept a smaller NAB for my husband’s small-faith group. also finally put bible tabs in the 2 I use most.
sorted all pens, pencils, office supplies, dumped stuff that doesn’t write, doesn’t work, cleaned scissors with goo-gone so they cut again, dumped scissors that don’t cut (cheepy dollar store kind).
organized kitchen drawers, that took a day, but well worth it, I found so much lost stuff, including 2 essential sets of keys. took 3 olds cell phones to recycling, and actually got a rebate to use for an in-car charger.
got rid of CD jewel boxes, two boxes full, folks at work took them, too. I have all the music I want on computer and mp2 memory chips, and CDs stored in sleeves in binders. That freed up a whole shelf in this office.
finally got office storage boxes and containers assembled and stuff put away, entered financial data in computer up to July, filed paperwork (again in plastic bins for hurricane protection, the will go in the garage attic, sealed with duck tape). Essential papers are in waterproof plastic bin ready to go in the truck if I evacuate (have been invited to stay with nuns in San Antonio).
discarded old meds, cleaned up first aid kit and bathroom drawers, also have a bin for evacuation with meds, diabetes stuff, prescriptions etc.
got rid of old purses, kept one in each color, and got rid of tote bags I don’t need (every activity I have is in a tote bag, but I still have too many).
completed my CCD and personal planning calendars–color coded by type of activity–for the school year, desk and pocket.
entered all phone numbers, business cards etc in outlook, printed hard copy, backed up computer, will store CD’s in safe place.
have everything non-essential unplugged, will leave fridge and computer till last minute. cooked and ate most of the food, just have enough cooked food in fridge to last til next weekend, will take in cooler if we leave.
nothing like expecting a hurricane to get you organized in a hurry.