Taking a lesson from the list-making Mrs. NCN, here’s what I want to get done, this week, before the kids head back to school –
Organize Large Storage Spaces
We have four large storage spaces – our shed, our attic, our garage, and our laundry room. The shed serves as a mini-workshop and storage space. We like to keep our garage nice and neat, with a small area dedicated for storing kids’ bikes and outdoor toys. The attic has room for storing items like our Christmas tree. The laundry room has a large, tw0-door storage cabinet, for keeping items like detergent, paper towels, napkins, etc. We’ll organize these spaces first, in an effort to free-up storage space and remove clutter.
Organize Living Spaces: Room-by-room
Let’s see – we have our den, our kitchen, four bedrooms (with closets), two bathrooms (plus a half-bath), and a linen closet. Our goal is to go room-by-room, cleaning and organizing. This should be a relatively painless process. My wife is an extremely organized person (and I try to be), so our house is always neat and tidy. We just need to free-up some space for the things the kiddos received for Christmas, and get rid of anything we haven’t used in a while.
I need to – pressure wash the house, check the gutters, clean out the flower beds, and inspect the lawn mower’s fluids and battery.
I need to – replace air conditioner and water filters, spot-clean the carpets, touch-up the paint in a few areas, and hang two pictures.
Backup Our Devices
We have cellphones, computers, laptops, and touchscreens – and they all have a variety of media stored on them. I need to go through each one, backing up data, installing updates, and removing unused apps.
We’ll work in the evenings, taking our time to sort through the things we need an the things we want to sell or give away. Our goal is to set a foundation for an organized New Year.
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