I was talking to a friend today over “coffee” (I had chai tea and she had lemonade, actually, but we will still call it “coffee” because I can’t think of anything better right now) about the challenges of working a non-specific schedule. I had had all these plans to organize the whole house this week, but got called in to substitute three half days this week in Kindergarten-land (which is more tiring than a whole day of other grades, let me tell you). It was good to get back to work, as I didn’t work at all in December, but it was still hard because I’d had all these mental plans and didn’t get to most of them.
Here’s what I did get done, though. David’s room, before:
Drawers of randomness, part one
Drawers full of randomness, part two
This is the desk after D “cleaned it off” for me. Hahahah
Bed area (which sadly looks the same today)
Bookshelves of messiness (I wish you could see the bottom shelf better, it was scary!)
The closet of doom. I don’t know if those clothes down there at the bottom are dirty or clean.
I sorted everything into categories: Rocks, Office, Ships game, Lego instructions, Nerf Darts, Things Which Do Not Belong To Me, etc.
Again with the Flylady process. I filled everything at least once and took it out. The trash went out three times.
Currently, I’m still not done, but we’re getting there:
The bookshelves now hold books! They’re not organized yet, but they are all on there now. 🙂 And no, I have no idea why he’s collecting root beer & cream soda bottles. None.
I put up the art he brought home from Art Camp (his teacher sketched these). They’ve lived in a pile on the floor since July.
I found school work in EVERY SINGLE DRAWER. No wonder he never can find anything. I bought him an expanding file, sorted his work into classes, and have sent him off to make labels and shove things into the sections. Now that he has been taught to use it he has no excuse not to be organized.
Drawers labeled: Small Toys, Lego Instructions, Memory Stuff, Organized bits of Lego, Office supplies, School stuff, Art supplies.
A place for everything and everything in its place, part one
A place for everything and everything in its place, part two.
I also got some more things organized elsewhere in the house, but that’s a post for tomorrow! 🙂