Hi friends! We hope you had a great weekend. We sure did – we got a lot of items crossed off our to-do list, while adding a few more. I know John will want to share his projects later this week so I thought I would share what I did this weekend first.
Are you like me and have multiple to-do lists always going and getting updated? I can bet I have at least three in progress at all times. Usually I have one huge list then break it down by day on a separate piece of paper. I know with all the great technology out there I could streamline this process, but I REALLY enjoy a handmade list.
For Easter, my cousin gave me this cute mini notepad and refills! You might have thought she bought me gold because I was so excited! I don’t leave home without this guy anymore.
So back to my list. Friday night John and I discussed our plans for the weekend and we each made a list. His list was much longer, but included in my agenda was taking care of the baby (which is the best!!). While the little one was napping Saturday, I tackled a huge project I had been thinking about for years. Let’s make that 2 years to be exact. Ever since we moved into our current home, John’s closet has been a catch all for storage, decorations, old electronics, personal items from childhood, ice skates, shoes, clothes, and a practice bagpipe (my favorite!). Now, usually I would include a before picture but I was too embarrassed to even take one. I really love organizing and I cannot believe I left his closet in that shape for as long as I did. So during her nap I began the project. I pulled out everything and organized it as “keep,” “trash,” “filing,” “John’s junk,” and “I have no clue.” Buried in all of the junk was the last moving box from two years ago. I thought I had gotten rid of them all but it seems one had decided to linger. That box was placed in the “John’s junk” pile since it was filled with his previous dresser’s junk drawer clutter (did u follow that double negative junk adjective?).
After that, I started to put all of the Christmas decorations and trees together in the closet. Before this I had the trees in his closet and my decoration totes in a spare bedroom closet. So now all Christmas decorations are together – weee! I also moved all of my decorations for other holidays in there too. They were all organized in totes, but were in different places in the house. Lastly, I moved my baby storage in there also. Right now I have three totes of baby gear and clothes I am saving. I have a tote in progress in my closet for the clothes she fits into now.
Here is the view from the door.
Not bad, right!? The best part was this project was FREE! I took a break after completing the project once the baby got up from her nap. John came in from working outside and we tackled the whole “I have no clue” pile. Most of this stuff was John’s personal items from high school and college and a lot of pictures. I am sure we could have gotten through all of this stuff quicker, but it was fun looking through old photos and reading old cards from one another. We also found a few gems of John’s including a bag pipe practice flute, ice skates, a poker chips set that’s never been opened, a fabric map of the family names of Ireland (John’s only about half Irish) and various political yard signs. These aren’t my favorite items to keep in the house, but John was being so helpful I decided to let him keep it all! Well, with the exception of the poker chips, those were donated along with clothes and shoes we no longer wear.
We also went through old paperwork and filed what was appropriate – but that’s pretty boring.
I will share my closet redo in a later post! All in all we tackled a lot of projects and crossed off some more items on our
never ending to-do list!
What did you do this weekend? Do you have a constant to-do list like us?