The Simple Summer Fling — Day 3

June 26, 2008 § 2 Comments

The Simple Summer Fling Day 3 – today I cleaned off two shelves in the office that have games and gaming magazines on them.  I moved the box games to other places and reorganized the rest.


the top shelf before


the second shelf before


all three after.

 

The Simple Summer Fling — Day 2

June 24, 2008 § 2 Comments

The Simple Summer Fling day 2 consisted of cleaning off another shelf in my office.

Before
 

After

Where did all the stuff go??

Well most of it was stuff that belonged elsewhere and I got rid of the half empty CD case and most of the CDs that were on it.  Mostly software that we don’t use and won’t work on our systems.

 

40 Trash bag Challenge

May 2, 2008 § Leave a comment

 

So far I have managed to get about 17 bags of stuff out of my house for good.  Most of this is old clothing and sheets.  In part because I haven’t even gotten out of the bedroom closet area.  Today I am heading into the bathroom and then on to the girl’s room. 

I was about to write that I hadn’t learned anything insightful so far, but that isn’t true.  When Kyle and I were going through the closet (I didn’t want to toss anything of his without his input) one thing we both noticed was how ofter we said “Wow, I forgot I owned that”.  We have some items that we more or less store in our closet and somehow things we like had dissapperead behind things we didn’t and before long they were completly forgotten.  So, the lesson I take from this is pretty straight forward.  Don’t store things you rarely use with things you use all the time.  Seperate them in some way.  Put them in a storage bag or box, move them to a storage area in your home, but sperate them in some way.  This lesson was reiterated with the linen closet.  Things had more or less been put back in a rather haphazard manner and so it was difficult to find sets, pillow cases had taken to hidding in the oddest places and a good portion of this problem was simply that there were too many items not regularaly used mixed in with the items I need every week.

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