As I think about what I want to accomplish for February, I know that I want to continue working on my time management. I need to spend less time on the computer and more time actually getting things done! Since I had some days last month experimenting with this, I think it is something that I can continue into the month of February. I plan to make a list each night with things I want to accomplish the next day before I turn on the computer. Ideally, I would like to keep the computer off until at least 11 am. I'm sure you will see me reporting my 'to do ' list. Remember? I like lists!!
I'm going to have a lot to accomplish in the next month or two, as we prepare our home for sale. It is a nearly new home, so there isn't a lot we have to do. However, there is still a list! And the list will take some time. Expect that I will have some posts about things we are doing in our home to prepare for sale, including taking care of the stash of paint shown in the picture below.
I've always been pretty good at selling our excess items when they have value. I have sold on Craigslist and eBay with pretty good success. I have a pile of items ready to go. I just need to find that little bit of motivation to get it done! Just writing that and knowing you are reading has at least lit a little flame to get moving on it. I'll let you know at the end of the month how I do with that goal.
I will continue to keep my eyes open for items that can leave our home. I know there are definitely some hanging around. My best guess is that many are in the basement or my daughter's rooms. One daughter did go through her room recently, so I guess I mean the other daughter! I think my goal for her is sometime in March. I will give her a heads up and start talking about how she would like to handle that task. One idea I have is to just look in her room while she is at school and make a list of items I think she could let go of, or at least ask about. This is similar to how I worked with my husband last week, but without pulling items out of their designated place. If I move things that will upset her so I think just looking and making a list may be a good start. I haven't tried this method before, so I will report back how that goes as well.
See those boxes below? Those were put around our mattresses when we moved over 2 1/2 years ago. My husband keeps putting the guest bed back in them! I think they just need to be offered for free because in my mind some mom or dad wants their child to make a fort out of them! Really they just may need to be recycled, but I think they need to go, since I'm sure we will be getting more pretty soon! I will try the giving away route first. :)
Those goals don't seem that exciting. Even to me. Or maybe you are more excited than me! In the beginning, I didn't think the paper purge was all that exciting either. The excitement usually comes when the goal is accomplished. Or somewhere along the way when you can see progress. And the only way to see progress is to start and see where you end up. I find I usually get farther along than I expect in the beginning.
Ready for February? Do you have some of your own goals for your home? Are you going to continue to work on last month's goal? Do you have a new goal, or a combination of them like I do? And I really want to know if you ever made any sort of fort or contraption out of cardboard when you were a kid?