It's snowing again today! This is a bit unusual for us southerners to have a couple snow days in a row!
Luckily for me, I already took today off. Actually, I took the whole week off…sorta accidentally. See, I was supposed to take a week off during Christmas, but didn't get to due to my short time on a client site and the large amount of work they needed me to complete. I decided that instead of taking Christmas week off, it would be a good idea to take a week off in January to get my life back in order. Anywho, I had been bouncing the idea around and mentioned the dates to my boss who emailed me Saturday with a vacay summary that included me taking this whole week off. I never actually, completely requested these days off (at least I don't think I did), but maybe this is a sign I should take them? Hubby wants me to save my vacay days for later in the year, but I think I really need this week to get things in order.
You see, my life is in a bit of a mess right now. I don't mean anything tragic is serious is going on, I just mean, literally, my house is a wreck! I originally started this blog with the intention of only showing the good or "chic" things in my life, but now I'm thinking maybe I can use it to help me journal my journey of getting organized?
And since every journey has a beginning, here are some photos depicting the state of things in our house. And, yes, I am QUITE embarrassed to be sharing these, so neat people, please don't laugh at me too-too much (though, some giggles are certainly deserved).
I've been trying to figure out how it got to this point and all I can guess is that I'm just a hoarder, like my Dad. I have a hard time letting go of things. I also have a lot of interests, so I have lots of things for my various interests. You should see the craft room! We aren't going to go there today…lol.
Anywho, today, I'm going to buckle down and try get lots of good chores & errands done around the house.
This week's To-Do:
- Finish packing up old plates
- Thank you cards
- De-Clutter Calendar
- New File System (for new year)
- Empty dishwasher
- Pick up around house
- Sort things to keep, donate, trash
- Vacuum House
- Swiffer Floors
And since this is my vacation after all, I'm hoping to do a couple fun things, too.
- Watch DVR'ed FoodTV, Cold Case shows
- Make granola bars
- Try Namaste Yoga on FitTV
I have a lot of work ahead of me, so wish me luck! I think I'm going to need it!
5 thoughts on “Snow Day…Again! Time to Get Organized and De-Clutter!”
Oooh. I love organizing.
Be sure to post the "after" pics! And don't be embarassed – most people just like to show the clean version of their house.
You wanna see messy before/after shots of my office? 99% of the time, it hovers somewhere between both extremes.
We need pics of the crafts room!!
At least Bailey found a place to lay down! 🙂
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA…… …. oops…I shouldn't be doing that…I am definitely not the neat freak. BUT…I did already do some major decluttering and re-organizing and I'm feeling kinda smug about it. Yep…soon as you're done you will feel smug too…trust me on this one…
Craft room…craft room…craft room!! no..don't show it…I know how embarrassing it can be…I actually did mine before the holiday and it is already showing signs of returning to pre holiday mess…but, not quite…
Oh…and meant to say about "togs"…it's just a synonym for clothes… a word our Mum used to use…maybe it is Olde Englishe..cuz she was….
good luck trying to get even half of "the list" accomplished …you set out quite a lot there…
I am a compulsive hoarder. I lived with piles of papers and stacks of clothes and bills and magazines and stuff for TEN YEARS. I know! 10 years. It took being threatened with eviction for me to clear out. But, I did it. I did it! And blogged each step of the way. I must admit to falling off the wagon…luckily, I've had friends offer to come help me.
You can do it!
If you saw my house, it would make you feel 100% better! It's much more cluttered and disorganized than yours, so don't feel bad. I used Monday's holiday to try and de-clutter like you did and did the living room first. It's not easy working, commuting, cleaning, cooking and trying to stay healthy all at once. Whew!