Monday, August 31, 2009

Just Do It

I posted recently about my efforts at clearing the counters in my house. There are significant amounts of clutter left, but in a more hard-to-reach location: my head.

You know that junk - the stuff that you've been meaning to get around to, but haven't found the time? That pile of to-do's? Projects you've been procrastinating starting? C'mon, I can't be the only one.

I finally had enough a couple weeks ago. After writing down a list of 8 or so tasks, I started working on it. Instead of staring at the computer screen, I DID stuff. A LOT of stuff. So much that I'm on my second list. It feels great to get that stuff out of my head and DONE! Here's some of the things that got crossed off:

- frame the cross-stitch my grandma made for Adam
- renew magazine subscriptions
- put up smaller framed items around the house
- packed up stuff for Boys Ranch and dropped it off (this job took about 10 min...and has been waiting for a year. Yeah.)
- put away some piles that had taken up permanent residence on the counter
- cleared out more stuff from the back room/entry to outdoors

None of these jobs have been that time-intensive. Which makes it all the more annoying that I've been putting them off for so long. Speaking of putting things off:

Aaron and I were in the van the other day, and since he was driving and the kids were fine, I started going through my purse - there's always garbage in there to get rid of. I found my wallet, and started checking out it's contents. Behind my driver's license I keep my insurance cards and vehicle proof of insurance cards. As I was looking at them, I realized that the company on the insurance cards is no longer the one we do business with. THEN I looked at the actual make & model of the cars. Yeah, we haven't owned either of them for at least 3 years. Looks like I should have scratched THAT cleaning job off the list a few years ago.


Noel said...

Addressing piles in the bedroom and the Digital Den is on my to-do list for the upcoming three-day weekend. Unfortuneatly, it looks like descent weather which will make filing indoors a lot less attractive.

AJ said...

Hopefully I will join the crusade as well. =)