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!


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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I like your blog- as I am going through a bankruptcy currently. I like what you have to say and would appreciate a mutal "follow" on the blog I just opened- heck- I might even have need of a guest blogger if you would be interested!


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


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!

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Hi Betty,

Miss your posts. Hope you are okay.


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What Deb said. Twice!

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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.

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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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That is a pretty good idea to do when you have time.To be honest most of my time are in work cause this month i am planning to fill a bankruptcy and i am hoping that working hard will help me to get up again.

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