Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yesterday It Snowed!

Hooray! I love the snow. It is already cold so it may as well be pretty right?! We woke up to this!
And look at this sibling love. TRUE love = sharing the space heater AND the bed....
and then it was on to another one of my 2009 Resolutions. DE-CLUTTER. Yikes. I save everything, mostly cause I cant remember anything. For Example, Yesterday our microwave stopped working ! You know the one we just bought last year? Well to get the service man I had to look up when we bought it, when it was installed , serial #'s ... etc. I did find it all, but not quickly. ( Wouldn't you know it that we purchased it on Jan 11th. Had it installed 2 weeks later, and the warranty runs out after 1 YEAR. We missed that by just a hair. RAH. After some persuasion, I got them to pay for parts and labor and i just pay the service call.)
So anyway, after that - I spent the entire day going through all the stuff in my office. Filing one million reciepts, making folders, and .....AND organizing and putting away every scrap I have saved from the 7 or so magazine subscriptions we have. That was major. I updated all bajillion of my journals ( House, Home Maintenance, Concert Ticket stubs, Recipes, Take out Menus, Gardening tips, Going Green Suggestions, Dream Rooms, etc).
I say all this to say it feels GREAT to have all of that done. I would love to hear how you guys keep such things organized! What do you keep and what do you toss? All of my "keepingness" comes straight from my Nonie. I know this because at Christmas she wrapped my brothers present in the fossil of a box you see below.

I still have a little more to do and I will report back with pictures of that later. I have noticed in magazines the key to keeping all those book shelves neat and pretty is to stick with a color scheme so I will be covering some of my not so cute books in fabric or wrapping paper that sticks to my color scheme and we shall see how that looks!

3 comments:

grizaham said...

Nice work on the organization. We may get some more snow days coming up soon it looks like.. Really looking forward to some beach time.

What I Know said...

I may have told you this before, but like you, I can't remember...ha! Anyway, hurricane Katrina cured me of saving things. I came back to a flattened slab of a home and all my stuff was GONE, as in, nowhere to be found. From that day on, clutter was not an issue. First of all, I no longer had anything, so the things I did collect were necessary, like clothes, furniture, etc. Secondly, it made me realize I kept way too much because I never once missed any of the cluttery things that were washed away. So now, I throw away everything except stuff like important financial papers, users manuals, etc. I don't keep receipts unless it's a major purchase, and I don't keep the power bill stubs...shopping bags go bye bye or reuse them for trash. Everything has a home in my house because I cannot stand it otherwise, and it has made me much more organized, less stress, MUCH easier to clean. Thanks Katrina!

Fran said...

I love your house. The snow is great. YOu are so organized!

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