who else is pumped that this work-week is half over?!? i usually try not to wish time away, but i am in major countdown mode. first, the big move is in 9 days and second, brad graduates in 17 days and moves to madison the day after! i’m not a patient person by nature, so i am just so ready for everything to happen!
one good thing about the bit of time i still have before those big events is that i have the perfect opportunity to do a little spring cleaning. i’m not just talking cleaning out closets and kitchen drawers here, though. i’m talking about spring cleaning my life!
how exactly am i going about this everything cleanse? i’m doing my best to begin to simplify every aspect of my life. here are a couple examples:
work files: i organized and filed EVERY single piece of loose paper on my desk or in my in/out bin. it feels amazing! i also removed unnecessary “personal” items from my desk. it really was not helpful to have 5 photos of brad and i, 3 of capone, and 2 of liz and i. now i have one of each.
facebook: i went through facebook and deleted any photos that may not appear very professional (been meaning to do this for a while, but have been putting it off) as well as cleaned out my friend list. i was brutal as i did this. for every single person, i asked myself a series of questions: would i say hi to this person if i saw them on the street/would they say hi to me? if no, delete! do i get annoyed every time i see a status update from this person? if yes, delete! am i only “friends” with this person for gossip purposes/do i even WANT to be friends with this person? if yes/no, delete! i ended up deleting over 200 non-friends that way. 🙂 it makes me happy to know that i’ll only see info from people who i am genuinely interested in and care about when i sign onto facebook!
photos: i have a LOT of photos from middle and high school and college. they were all in photo albums that didn’t match each other and were falling apart (and taking up a lot of bookshelf space). one of the downers of the new apartment is a serious decrease in storage space, so anywhere i can condense, i am going to! instead of having 7 photo albums taking up almost half of a bookshelf, i now have two boxes that contain all of my photos organized by year. they take up SO MUCH less space and look pretty nice if i do say so myself!
bathroom: i don’t know if this is just something that happens to me, but i somehow accumulate lots of personal care products: shower gel, lotions, makeup, travel sized everything, and more. i always hold on to it because i’m sure i can use it at some point, but it just leads to a LOT of unnecessary clutter and overflowing bathroom cabinets.
again, our new place has less storage in the bathroom, so i went through everything on those shelves and asked myself if i currently use it or would i use it right now if i ran out of what ever that thing is. if the answer was no, it went into a box to offer up to friends/family (some of it really is good stuff – i just won’t use it!) and if i find no takers, i’ll toss it.
those are just a couple examples of areas in my life where i’m trying to simplify! i’m also decreasing clutter in kitchen drawers, my closet/dresser, and little nicknacks around my apartment. it feels amazing to donate so much unnecessary stuff!
today was a good day for food! 🙂 plus, i remembered to take photos! breakfast was the same oats i’ve been eating. topped with strawberries, sunflower seed butter, and courtney’s granola.
i ended up having 3 glasses of tea throughout the day. mug 3 was a lemon tea! mmm.
dream big. 🙂
lunch was a random mix.
i have a lemon poppyseed scone, an apple, and a small bag of popcorners chips!
i was ready to be a packing maniac when i got home, and i don’t have much food in my fridge, so i ordered a veggie pizza from glass nickel!
it has broccoli, black olives, mushrooms, green peppers, red onions and it is DELICIOUS! it was great packing fuel. 🙂 i have 3 large storage totes packed up and a couple more in progress! the packing is coming along…