I have been extremely busy, a little more than usual! Since the beginning of the year, I said that I was going to get organized and let me get the old out, let the new in!
So, I decided to clean! Not the normal clean…get rid of the clutter and all the stuff – that I really, really don’t need! I started with my closet and discovered that the styles have changed and I had 3 of most, in different colors!!!!
I’d bagged up the items and donated to the Harmony House for Woman and Goodwill! Two trips! Then…it was time for the papers! I had information back to 2005 and decided that I can NOW get rid of it! Watching recently this Lifetime movie, where a woman got her identity stolen, just fueled my strategy!
With that information, went to Target and brought a new Fellowes shredder! I have carved out a couple of days in the week, spending about 1 hour to shred!
If anyone knows anywhere that is having a parade, call me ….because I had a lot of confetti to also give!
Then there are the magazines!!!! Oprah, Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Interior Design, ELLE Decor, Arch Digest, Ballard, Domino, More……I can go on and on! So I’d bundled them up, with the greatest tie knots (learned from Girl Scouts).
Quite a bit of piles for the garbage collection this upcoming Wednesday! Now, just this past week – I heard the new iPAD 3 is here and it would be a better way for me to have the magazine subscriptions be read that way!
Yes, I am warming up to change and decluttering with technology! 🙂
Next on my list, is all the music CDs I have! This would mean that I have to spend time downloaded them to my iPOD! Sounds like a six month project or get my nephew to do it….for a price! See, I am learning that these electronic devices are put here to actually HELP!
There you have it, I am in a decluttering stage, attending functions, doing a few interviews and working on finalizing the post drafts! Getting organized has made me feel better, it gives me the idea that I am prepared – my mind is actually become clearer. I am allowing the creative juices to fall and be ready for tomorrow; besides Spring is almost here!
While piling up the magazines, it’s so funny that I also came across an Oprah magazine on declutter, I didn’t even get a chance to read it!
However, I was laughing with excitement! “Oprah, I am already ON IT!
Photo courtesy of O, The Oprah Magazine.