Thursday, October 22, 2009

Decluttering bit by bit

Originally uploaded by benfulton

Yesterday, I decided it was a good idea to declutter the kids' toy box. I'm still not sure why I thought it would be a good idea, but before I knew it, I was surrounded by bits and pieces of toys on the living room floor. I was able to throw some broken things out and donate some of the more babyish toys as well. I was planning on putting all the puzzles together, but my sanity returned and I decided it could wait for another day.

In the process, my little one found a whole bunch of toys I don't think she'd ever seen before. She thinks it's great, and I'm just happy to have the area around the box clear.

In other news, to my surprise, my husband actually started clearing up the basement office area. No, it wasn't because I had asked him to numerous times before (or at least asked for his help)....oh no, he decided to clean it up because his dad has offered us his old computer desk. To take the new desk, we have to dismanlte our old one and make more room. So, yeah, he cleaned because of his dad. The sad thing is that he really just moved the clutter from one spot to another rather than get rid of it. It's so frustrating because I'm glad that things are tidier, but since he's not actually getting rid of anything, it's just going to be a bigger mess in the long run. He's also got a habit of starting things and not finishing them, so once he gets the desk in, I'm pretty sure the clutter will stay where he's squirrelled it away to. Arg! At least our old desk will be getting out of here and going to his sister's house, so that will be one less thing to worry about. (the funny thing is that my parents have had a couch to give us for about 4 months, but he couldn't find the time nor inclination to move things around for that, but as soon as it comes to something for his computer, he's right there getting it done.)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Getting back to it again...

Originally uploaded by recursion_see_recursion

So, you can probably guess that my 30 days of using the Wii Fit for 30 minutes fell by the wayside. All is not lost though, I did find that my clothes are fitting a bit better and I plan to try it again.....sometime. (procrastinators of the world, unite...tomorrow!).

I've had a busy week taking my little one around to all sorts of programs during the day. Thankfully I've had a few days off of work and a vehicle at my disposal, so it's worked otu well.

I'm getting back to the organizing, slowly but surely. I've given away some things on freecycle this week. I really love this as it allows me to find homes for things that I haven't a use for but someone else might. The biggest thing to go this week? Our old playpen--the old style that only folds in half and is really big. That has cleared up a lot of room in my basement. We also had two boxes of donations picked up by Cerebral Palsy today. Of course, after the driver was gone, I realized I had a third box as well. We regularly receive calls from Canadian Diabetes, Cerebral Palsy and Community Living and I say yes to all of them. It's a good way for me to make sure that I am decluttering and I don't even have to take it anywhere! The girls have both out grown a lot of clothes over the last few months, so boxes fill up pretty quickly here.

I even cleaned out my kitchen sink this week. It's not shining yet, but it's mostly empty, so I can live with that. I'm trying to keep on top of the dishes, but dinner is made and eaten while I'm at work. The last thing I want to do when I get home is clean up the kitchen. sigh...