Not so much a Food Blog, as it is an Organizational Blog.

Wow. It’s hard to believe how little I’ve been blogging lately, and even harder to believe I’m completely fine with it. I have a few drafts in the making, but mostly I’m just keeping up with Things and feeling very at peace about it.

I finished off my latest organizational project when my sorting bins arrived. I liked these because they are wooden and painted white, which fits in very well with the trim throughout our house. This was important to me because I don’t have a separate office, so I wanted my organizational system to blend in. I discovered them through The Clutter Diet Blog.

mail sorting bins

They look pretty full and cluttered at the moment, but that will change. I basically just took the piles of stuff I sorted, and dumped them in there to get them off my dining table. Bryan asked me why I got these when the gal on The Diet Clutter blog cautioned against them. I thought this was a great question, and one I thought out thoroughly. It’s why I decided to deconstruct my desk and map out what lands there before purchasing them. I wanted to make sure I knew exactly what they’d be used for, and that I had a plan for clearing them out on a regular basis.

All this stuff was piled up in one spot on my desk, and I could never find anything. I spent half a day looking for my kids’ immunization records last month when registering Thomas for preschool. I feel this is a system that will motivate me to overcome my procrastination, and keep up with Getting Things Done.

We also bought this wall-mounted charging station for our phones, camera, and iPods. We had a desk top charging station, but we really lack a lot of surface space, so this was perfect. It was expensive, though, and believe me that I googled and searched every major container slash organizing store in search of a comparable unit at a lower cost, and I couldn’t find one. Damn that over priced Pottery Barn for being so practical. And pretty.

charging station 2

hidden clutter

So that’s what I did last week.

My mom is still here, and my back is feeling better. She leaves tomorrow, and next week I will launch back into my routine of working out and Getting Things Done.

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