Thursday, December 3, 2009

Continuing on with Weekly Goals

My sister came over on Tuesday to help with the cleaning and organization. We were able to get a few things done.
The linen closet is now de-cluttered and organized. It even has a cardboard robot. We were breaking down a box and noticed that it kind of looked like a robot. We decided to paint it at a later time.
The entertainment center and the area behind it are now clean. We emptied it, pulled it forward and cleared out all the junk that had fallen behind it. We then organized all all the items in the cabinet part. We sorted everything out and found a home for it. We de-tangled the random cords and wrapped them back up using rubber bands to keep them from tangling again. We threw out broken cd cases and random pieces of paper that had found their way in there.
I picked up some clear shoe boxes to help with the organizational progress. My mother-in-law recommended decorative boxes, but at this stage in the process I'm looking more for cheap and functional.
So That's my progress.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Progress on Weekly Goals

My friend Hannah was nice enough to help me clean the living room yesterday. We got all the stuff picked up and organized. We assigned a lot of things to small containers. We ended up finding a lot of stuff that could be donated to a thrift store. One area that still needs to be attacked is my daughter's toy box. I'd like to sort her toys and keep them in smaller containers to rotate. We made a lot of progress.
Later that night I started sorting the stuff out of the hall closet. I managed to condense 6 boxes of Christmas/Halloween decorations down to 4 boxes. I found one box of shatter proof ornament that hadn't even been opened. I bought them 6 years ago during an after Christmas sale. Hubby and I will be taking them to the thrift store tomorrow.
The pickles are made, though I have no idea if they will turn out. I was also able to make turkey soup yesterday. There are a few batches, as well as a few containers of broth in the freezer ready to be made into future meals.
Today my sister is coming over to help me continue with the cleaning and organizing, so hopefully I will have more progress to report.