Friday, June 23, 2017

The Organizing Journey Day 4



Day 4 – Cleaning is Not Organizing

Finished my weed-eating and other outdoor chores so trying to finish my 24 ounces of water then I’ll do the dishes.

I was able to clear away most of the “stuff” in the kitchen.  I wouldn’t say the kitchen is ORGANIZED yet, but at least it’s visually clutter free. 

So here are before and after photos. 

Before is when I was working like crazy then travelling (so two weeks’ worth of mail and Amazon deliveries) then had a daughter leave a bunch of stuff along with my accumulation of stuff (don’t judge me… ha ha ha!). 

After is merely after picking stuff up and either throwing it away, relocating it out of the kitchen area, or putting it away properly in the kitchen (as well as doing dishes and taking out the recycling).

 

I look forward to actually organizing, but in the meantime it’s nice to have two rooms that are at least clean.

You may be wondering why someone who says they are SOOOO short on time bothers with blogging about things.  Good question.  For me, it’s a way of staying on track.  A sort of accountability factor.  For all I know, no one is reading my blog…. Or hundreds are reading my blog.  I don’t know.  But I feel like so long as I pretend someone is reading it, I feel obligated to actually follow through with my project.  And blogging is the record-keeping for that follow-through.

So tomorrow, the living room (in my spare time... now that my metals have arrived for a big custom order, that takes priority).

To see the beginning of this journey, click here.

6 comments:

  1. It is certainly good to know that someone is getting things done! I need to do the very same thing but have really been lagging at getting in and following through. Did steam clean the kitchen and bathrooms though. Kudos to you!

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    1. Ha! Thanks! I guess I am getting things done, but when you've got this IDEA in your head of the finished result these baby steps seem minuscule. You're right, though... forward progress is still forward progress. I'm not such a fan of cleaning but love organizing, so I'm anxious to get to the next step.

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  2. I read you, Laura! And I'm trying to stay disciplines with my blog too. I like your idea of posting about "whatever" especially the "whatevers" that might keep one from posting. Think I'll do that.

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    1. That's so nice of you to let me know you read my blog! :-)

      BTW... procraftinate... ha ha ha! I love it! Keep up the good work!

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  3. Nice big kitchen. Looks like it's ready for cooking now. Good for you for making this a priority. <3

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    1. Thanks. Once I get the kitchen organized, it may look even bigger. This is actually a "sort of" kitchen. It used to be a sewing room, but in order to make the downstairs semi-self sufficient, a kitchen or kitchenette was added. No oven and only two flat electric burners, but I'm totally making it work for me. I love it.

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