Tag organizing

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I have this weird ingrained thing where I have to clean or organize something on Friday. Sometimes it changes to Thursday, but it’s almost constantly Friday and it’s like a subconscious drive. I try to change it but it doesn’t work very well.
Today, I worked on my wardrobe. I’ve been wanting to for a while and one of the things that’s been on my to-do list is only wear/own clothes that make me feel good. So I sorted out my clothes into piles and was able to put the ones I wanted to wear back in my dresser (!) or hung them up. The real excitement will be after laundry. Because my most-worn/feel good clothes are in there so I’ll need to fit them in somehow.
Tuesday (I think?) I worked on the closet in The Flux. I saw someone turn an old dresser into a desk/storage for their office closet and I was kinda fed up with my cardboard side table that I couldn’t really do much with, so I took everything out of the closet, organized it and gave everything a “home” as my mom liked to say, and then set up my cardboard desk in there (since there was more floor space because I turned the suitcases into storage and put one on the shelf in that closet and put my other linens in one and put it on the shelf in my bedroom closet). Now it’s holding my box of random art supplies, my sewing machine, some stuffed animals, by sewing box and a bag of fabric is hanging from the rack.
Closet StorageLast week I changed the pictures in the kitchen, and they actually fit the space better and blend really well with the “I’m trying to look kind of modern with a hodgepodge of cool things” vibe we have running here.
Finally, today, I also organized my bookshelf by genre. Cook books and stuff on top, development is on the first shelf, fantasy/fiction/literature in the middle, and non-fiction at the bottom by the cat food. That doesn’t mean anything, I swear, I just keep the cat bowls there so they don’t get all messed up when I sweep. I don’t think the cat likes water a-la hair balls.
You’ll also notice, I have DVD’s and Xbox games and things intermittently – because…they needed to be somewhere.
After spending…who knows how many hours over the last few weeks half in frustration because of random stuff and no where to put them that isn’t cardboard (which, I still hope to remedy someday…with a trip to ikea). I finally am really happy with how my apartment looks right now. Subject to change – and I’ll probably take on the bathroom cupboard next week but hey, right now it looks good…and exhaustion has nothing to do with it.
*also, the Ron Paul sign, is hilarious which is why I have it. It’s *literally* a fan.

Cleaning Psycho-ness

Occasionally I get this weird thing, where I feel like I should get rid of everything. It’s probably good, it’s like a mini minimalist kick and it’s usually localized (closets, drawers, objects, specific rooms). This time it was centered on my living room. I wasn’t feeling well and all I saw was a ton of crap all over my living room. That’s not all there was, there’s furniture too…but yeah, it was annoying me but I didn’t have any energy to do anything about it. So today, I finally felt human again and decided to tackle all of our random paper and documents and stuff that just sort of pile into a hideous mess of crap that we don’t need. The smart thing to do would be to scan and shred, but I don’t have a shredder, so I just re-organized everything important and trashed everything that we didn’t need.
That one magazine box I made in 2010…it’s gone now. I still have magazines in a cardboard box (the one I used to put gloves and hats in, I should move them into a drawer instead of my laundry basket…which I use for clothes because we have a very small dresser that’s very hard to share and it’s storing out of season clothes right now) but the quantity of magazines is half of what it was, and it’s only ones that are interesting. ^.^

Magazine Box

I also went through all of our files in my (one) file box and organized them, labeled the last two year’s folders of tax documents and put all of the ones for this year, so far, in a manilla envelope (I really need to get another file box thing one of these days), I cleaned out both night stand drawers (one is holding our tv and one is in our bedroom) and all the random papers that were just around. Everything now is squished in it’s folder, pictures are in a box, and the red side table that used to house the heavy magazine box is finally moved to the middle of the room, which Alex thinks adds a nice little bit of modern-ness to the room (which is awesome).

Table in the middle

In my dreams, I would have a modernly decorated home with a bohemian master bedroom. I think design wise this year, I’m going to be trying to incorporate those (now that I have a direction, ha!) as much as I can with what I have…and maybe this year, I’ll actually make it back to ikea. 😉

I also found a home for Darth Vader.

Darth Vader