Day 68 – No, Really, Keep Your Hair.
On Friday’s I like to break away from my one-a-day mold and do a big clean-out project. It just shoves the week out the door and welcomes the weekend.
Ahh.. weekend, welcome, we’re so glad to have you.
These books went today.
I don’t know if I’ve told you before, but I follow along with a project at orgjunkie.com called the 52 week project. It’s awesome you should check it out. This is where I get my inspiration for my big Friday projects.
Each week a new organizing project is revealed and on Friday we all share links to our blogs and visit each other and ooh and ash over how fabulous we all are. Lots of people follow along too that don’t necessarily have blogs but just like to read blogs. We’re all a part of it together.
Anyway, this week the project was cleaning out your magazine clutter. I was so smug when I read the “reveal” this week. I don’t save magazines (I thought), I read US Weekly cover to cover and toss it, every time. How cool am I?
Turns out I do toss magazines… just not these ones.
O.K. I’m usually pretty unapologetic about my messes, but even I have to put a disclaimer on this one. It’s neat every morning. I have 3 kids. O.K. , back to business.
Last week I stopped by My Experimental Life and was so impressed I decided to attack books too. Two for the price of one this week, folks.
Turns out I’m not so entirely neat about books either.
So here’s what I did:
1. I piled it all up on my bed (I took a picture. It was boring. I’m not sharing. You’re welcome.).
This, however, is the very best book I found! It was the last one I pulled out from the bottom of the pile. It’s from ’05. It turns out, Hope springs eternal for me and my cluttered house.
2. I separated out all the dirty socks, hair clips, dryer sheets and homework projects and put them away/tossed them as appropriate (also, no picture, gross).
3. I made a pile of books that were not mine (7, in case you were wondering). They are in a box headed for the trunk of my car to be returned. Dance!
4. I separated out books that could go back on the bookshelf and didn’t really need to be next to my bed.
5. I tossed (donated) those up there.
6. I put these back.
By the time I was done boxing it up, I added three more books to the donation box. Yea me!
Now my tables looks like this:
My magazines… well, now my magazines are right where all magazines are read (in my home and homes across our great nation):
Hey, since I usually write about 4 sentences and call it a day, I am going to give you a treat for staying with me for this loooong post.
I’m going to overlook the jumping frog theme on this champagne glass, and even the intricate braiding, but rendering a champagne glass useless with… fabric. I cannot overlook that madam. Sorry.
I’m truly hoping this was a wedding gift to someone. I would love to have heard how they handled that one.
My brother Jay sent me this:
And if you want to see the very best of the best…well you’ll have to check it out here.
Oh, one more, why not?
Pile of hair, anyone? Anyone? Takers? No?
Happy Weekend, Friends!
Send me your fab thrift finds and I’ll post them and link to your blog. Don’t have a blog? No worries. Send them anyway. We all want to see them. We do.
Orgjunkie isn’t the only one havin’ fun. Simple mom hosts some great projects too. Check out either. Win. Win.