Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I have this problem...

I really, seriously, honestly, truly want to be organized and I'm not. A few things get in my way.
  1. I have nothing to organize with (file cabinets, bookcases, etc).
  2. I hate clutter although my house is filled with clutter.
  3. I'm a tight Finn. I like a good deal. I don't like to buy things full price.
  4. My husband is pretty busy and doesn't always have time to make me things.
  5. I have to write things down or else I'll forget about them. Since we moved into our new house, I've had nowhere to put a calender except on the back of a cabinet door. In order to change the month I have to drag a stool over, climb up, re tape, etc. Needless to say our calender is still on June 2007 and I've forgotten a bunch of stuff!
  6. AbleMabel has been so much fun, I don't want to take the time to deal with these minor problems.

So as this new year starts, I've decided to try solve these minor problems that I have.

  1. craigslist here I come!! I found a free red bookshelf that wasn't too far away. It works perfectly for all of our shoes! I continue to look on craigslist for a file cabinet and book self for my office.
  2. I had sister K design a calender for me. One that I can hang each month on my wall in the office so I can see the whole year at one time. I wanted it to multi-purpose so I could take it down if I wanted to and hang it like a traditional calender. She did an awesome job! I didn't do a very good job photographing it though. Add that to my to-do list today.

While she was at it, she shrunk it down into a 7x5 and a 5x3. We laminated them, added magnetic tape on the back and viola! a beautiful year to hang on the fridge or file cabinet.

Alright! Now that I've been a motormouth, er...motorfingers...I better get back downstairs. JB is over and we're having loads of fun making some new stuff!

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