So a little update on the organization. Also known as the most boring update ever :)
I hung the curtains that have been sitting on the back table (except when guests have come over and they get moved to The Box in The Office/Guestroom) for the last what, 2 months? I hung the curtain rod by myself after waiting for my home decor stud to do it (he never showed ;)) and then proceeded to switch around all the curtains from the living room, dining room, and the kitchen. I think I finally settled on a combination I like, with the ugliest curtains in the dining room, the least used room, and the lightest ones in the family room, even though they are a bit small for the space. But I’m not about to buy new curtains just yet. We have something that works. So we’re going with what we have. This is only a rental after all. I may change my mind on that if I see a good price though.
I also bought totes for the media console to organize all the movies/video games we have and frankly, never watch/play. It cleans up the space and everything now has a “home” that hopefully looks a little less junky. At least I think so.
I also finally downloaded all my photos from the camera to the computer. So there’s that. Although I haven’t done and organizing/sharing since doing that. That’s another goal. I like the idea of making a “family yearbook” so that I actually organize and print off all these pictures I take so that I have a hard copy. But I’m a little behind. The last one I made was when we were in Mexico/Texas so I need to make one from last year. I guess that’s only 1.5 years behind. Still, need to get on that.
Another thing I’ve been working on is cleaning up my inbox by deleting emails. I tried to make folders only to realize that folders do not exist in gmail! Drat. You can’t even put all your emails in alphabetical order! But I paired down my 10,500 inbox with 6,400 new emails (I know, terrifying) to 6,700 emails with only 3,800 new. So now you understand when I mean when I say I’ve been awful at keeping track of emails. I really do mean it. I should be on an episode of email hoarders. A lot of those “new” ones are because I merged email accounts and they automatically show up “new” but many are also because I’m on too many dang list-serves that promise to show me sales. I know by now which stores and sites I should absolutely not buy something from unless I have a coupon but really, my sanity is more important at this point and I know I’m less of a flake if I have less emails bombarding my email, so unsubscribe it is! I don’t need them tempting me anyway. It has been better to pair this down over time than in one sitting, since I know I’ll never have a huge chunk of time that I’ll say “Gee, lets just burn these next 7 hours going through old email!” My goal is to have no new emails (except for those in the past few days) by the end of lent. I can actually see that happening now.
The next few things on my list are to organize all my knitting patterns. I have them all in a box but really, its impossible to find the one I’m looking for quickly. I have a few drawers I also need to organize, as well as drop off a bunch of bags to goodwill that have collected in our laundry room over the last few months. But all in all I am making progress!