have you seen the office episode where michael helps holly with her ethics seminar and they coming in singing “let’s the ethical…ethical.”? imagine this post’s title sung to that tune. which is actually originally “let’s get physical…physical!” by olivia newton john. (i just learned that she sang the song – i had no idea!)
i mentioned in my 2011 goals that brad and i will be moving in together in april when he graduates and that before then i would like to “get organized”. i plan to follow one of unclutterer’s tips to get rid of anything that i don’t use NOW so that i don’t move it.
since i plan to get started on this project soon, i thought i’d share the before photos so you know what i’m up against. i will say this, i am very typa a and neat, so these before photos might not look that bad. but i’m envisioning all of this stuff cut in half, at least!
first, the closet. since that IS my biggest task for sure. here goes…
and the back of my door (purses/scarves/hats/robe/where sweatshirts go to die)…
and then my dresser. this one will be a huge task too. i don’t even want to know what underwear and socks are shoved in the back of those drawers. likely ones that i haven’t worn in years… and don’t even get me started on the t-shirts. apparently i’m a t-shirt hoarder. two of these dresser drawers are dedicated to t-shirts and i wear approximately 5 of them on a regular basis.
now onto the living area. my bookshelves:
this is all of my wedding planning stuff – looks awful! also, what do you do with 150 extra save the dates? i feel bad just throwing them away, but what will i ever use them for?!?
ok, this bookshelf is already in progress – i started taking out the books i KNOW for sure i will not miss at all. before i get rid of the rest of these i need to do a little soul searching. (dramatic much, sarah?)
i can’t lie, i started going through my jewelry the other night before i decided to take before photos, so here is the jewelry i’ve decided to part with (a couple unpictured items went into the trash if they were too tarnished/broken to find a new home for).
whew. i think that’s all. i also have project eat up my pantry in mind. i’ve got a LOT of grains that i’ve randomly picked up and have to eat, not to mention canned goods and other random food items that i really don’t want to move. more to come on that…
the plan was to start this project this weekend, which is why i planned this post for today, but plans have changed and i’m heading down to st. louis to spend the long weekend with this seksi guy:
so i guess my weekend plans are now to finish up my paper revisions and snuggle. not a bad weekend! 🙂
have you recently tackled a big organization project? what was your strategy?