It has taken me awhile to write. I am paying more attention to planners as I am getting ready for the new year.I live by planners and can’t keep myself together without them.
I have to have a notebook for Misc. notes especially to do lists, shopping lists for clothes, groceries and personals and fun lists. I have a composition notebook that I use as a planner to record my food diary which is everything I eat that day and also a record of exercise and other things I have accomplished.
When I come back home with my stash I write down everything that I have bought since it’s personal things but also fun things. This is the way I see how I am spending my money and it helps me keep my budget
I did really splurge at Office Max recently. I bought a beautiful leather bound planner with notepaper and pockets and a handle to carry it. I could never make a planner like this. Oh it’s a good idea to keep a journal for yourself when you want to just write your thoughts and express yourself.
I don’t know if I told you that I declutter and organize my clothes every season. I put away the summer clothes and take the winter clothes out.
I discard the clothes that are no longer good and try to donate the ones
that are a little worn or too small and I won’t be wearing. I have a rule I got from an organizer book. If I haven’t worn something all summer or the last two summers I get rid of it. I keep that rule about if you haven’t worn or used something for a year you don’t need it.
My husband just said that I’ve been moving things around in the garage. Yes when my cabinet (we have storage cabinets and bins there) becomes too full I rearrange and see what needs to be thrown away. I try to instill this in him because he can be guilty of hoarding things sometime.
I have been going through my jeans and found out that some are too small and some are too big! I couldn’t find any I wanted in the stores so I went to an Outlet yesterday, I find thrift stores and Outlets are the best places sometimes. I got three pairs of name brand jeans slightly worn. What a wonderful find.
Oh my last tip before I close is when you store your clothes put moth balls in them. They keep away insects. Even though I wash my clothes before putting them away I wash them again when I get them out of storage because of the smell.
Yes I have another organizing blog that I give tips on organizing. I love organizing I say an orderly house makes an orderly mind. I encourage putting and placing things where they belong. I don’t really like clutter. I encourage to declutter and do it weekly myself. I do accumulate clutter because I just about collect magazines and little cute things.
I spend time putting things in the right drawers, rearranging my closets and folding scarves, undies, socks etc. I rearrange things to make space. However one day while starting to straighten things and put away things I noticed something, my house was getting dirty. I knew it was time to stop the organizing and clean.
I proceeded to get out my cleaning supplies, scrub the kitchen floor, dust and general cleaning. I confess I left my bed unmade and my room messy. I left my house disorderly somewhat, but I got the cleaning done. I felt better after having done this and didn’t feel guilty. A neat display house is no good if cleaning is neglected. They go hand and hand.
I confess I have a lived in house. My husband may have the newspaper and magazines around his favorite chair in the living room but he’s comfortable and likes his home. This is what I strive for first. It’s all about anything in life you need a balance. It’s what’s important to you. I prefer a comfortable, warm house than a neat one that sacrifices comfort.
Here’s to you Home Sweet Home as they say. Enjoy your life and don’t worry about the small things.