Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Using My Time for Good Instead of Sulking.....

One upside to the craziness of my "new" schedule is I have been able to do things like install a new closet system at home. I only have one small clothes closet and it was in desperate need of a face lift. Nothing fancy, just a Rubbermaid one from Lowes.  I actually used the closet planning guide from Martha Stewart's web site and then got the Rubbermaid components for about 1/3 the price. I bought the components before the craziness of work happened. The components have been sitting on my bedroom floor for almost a month and I kept tripping over them. I think I was more tired of stubbing my toes than really motivated to organize the closet, but I'm happy I did do it.

Despite me having these manic mood swings about work, I decided to use some of my peppier energy to do things like re-organize and de-clutter my closet.  I  also trolled through my tee shirt collection, finally tossing out those old stained t-shirts that really don't fit.  I did keep a couple to use as house rags, but the rest, trash can city.  Did I really need that Oktoberfest 1984 T shirt that I never liked to begin with?  I got a bag together of clothes to go to Goodwill.  Right now I just don't see me losing those 25 pounds I gained during the BK to fit back into those pants.  Let someone else use them, they were just taking up space in my house.

I also went through my dresser and purged socks, undies, and etc.  Everything that was left was refolded and put back neatly.  At least when I open my sock drawer, I will see neatly organized socks!  In an odd way, it was very satisfying to tidy up my things.  I still have to make some headway through my desk (which has become a disaster area), and the bathroom vanity.

No matter what happens, at least I feel a bit more organized!

60 comments:

LJ said...

Does cleaning drawers/clothes and things make you want to buy new? I always find that when I finally part with old stuff, eventually I am itching for new pretty things to put away. :P

singlemom said...

I did the clean up a few months ago and planned on buying more socks to replace the ones I through out but never got around to it :/

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Denise said...

What's the prayer? "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, courage to change the things that I can, and wisdom to know the diffrence." Good luck with everything.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Betty,
It's been a while since you posted.
I hope everything is going well.

Deb

ihatedebtsomuch said...

Purging and cleaning always makes me feel better. I find that I can think clearer and be more positive in a neat and tidy place...plus it also helps me want to stay on top of my finances!

Anonymous said...

Hi Betty,

Miss your posts. Hope you are okay.

Deb

Grace. said...

Betty--

What Deb said. Twice!

Where are you, and I hope all is well.

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Anonymous said...

Girl, where are you? Hope you're okay.

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Dionne Daniel said...

That's absolutely right. Instead of sulking in the corner, get up and fight like a man. Life is hard, and it will knock you down. It doesn't matter how many times you fall, but how many times you get back up and fight. Good luck.

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It's true that one should use his time wisely. Dionne has a point, life has its ups and downs. We all fall at one point in time. The more important point is whether we stand up and continue, or stay down and defeated.

Jerry said...

I love organizing my closets!! It leads to a clearer head for me and is insurance for keeping my sanity. Glad you did it!

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