Thursday, March 5, 2009
Celebrating the Small Stuff
Small Successes for the week:
1. I cleaned out and organized my pantry. Tossing items that we were never going to use and ones that had passed their expiration date. Finally, I can see what we have at a glance. Hopefully, this will help me start menu planning again.
2. I have pulled out the Home Organizer I made several months ago and started to put it to use again. During my first trimester I was thankful just to be able to keep everyone happy, fed, and in clean clothes. Now that I've got my energy back I can get back to my routine of weekly cleaning and maintenance. I've also updated my to do lists, weekly schedule, and master grocery list.
3. I've made headway in cleaning out and de-cluttering our spare room. We have about 4 months to get this room completely cleared out and transformed into the twins new room, so the new baby can stay in the nursery. I've mentioned before how overwhelmingly destroyed this room is, so I'm happy to say that I can actually see the bed (which a friend is taking off our hands this week) and have completely clear walking space around it. The bookcase has been cleaned out and all books are now in storage. I have 4 boxes marked Attic, Goodwill, Put Away, and Paperwork which I sort into when I get the chance, and small, sorted piles of items to keep that don't have a home. We'll talk about the closet another day.