Saturday, November 10, 2012

Goals #2

Two days after I established my first set of goals, I am happy to say I have accomplished all 3 of them.  I sold the pink knee pads to a friend, folded and put away all the laundry that was haunting me and went through the entire gigantic pile of papers.  Those are not ALL put away but there are just a few to file away and then they are gone!

Here are my next set of goals:

#1:  In my first set of goals I had paper overload.  Why?  MAIL!  I need to come up with some way to organize mail as soon as it enters our home.  I will be searching pinterest for a good idea and I would love some idea suggestions from you as well!

#2:  My son has been asking for us to repaint his room for quite some time.  With the small amount of free time we have, it has been a very LONG running job.  We had to strip the wallpaper boarder off the walls which is now finally done.  Now we need to either move everything out of his room or move it so that we can paint.  That will be a big job as well as he and his brother have a lot of stuff.  This may be a goal that will remain on my list for a bit but I will update progress as it comes.

#3:  My sale item for this set of goals is a Leap Frog game I bought thinking it would work with the Leap Pad my son has which it did not.  I do not wish to purchase another Leap Pad system so I will be selling this game.  It is a Leap Frog Little Touch LeapPad "Where the Wild Things Are" game that I would like to get $5 for.  It retails new for $16.

Has anyone else taken this challenge and set 3 small goals for yourself to help get your life under control as I have?  If so, I would love to hear about your progress!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Perspectives

I have decided that I need to help myself get motivated and make some personal accomplishments.  I need to set some goals and work to accomplish them one at a time.  It may sound easy to do but with our busy lives, sometimes we overlook the small stuff that makes a big difference for our families.  It would be unrealistic for me to think I can make a list and do all those things in a small amount of time.  The reality is that I see that list and get overwhelmed and just shut down.  I think to myself, "I can't get all of these things done!  I must be insane!  I must be super lazy to have a list this large!"  Have you ever felt this way?  Well, lets see if this method can help me get my life in order one small step at a time!  Here are my first 3 goals:

Goal #1:  I don't know about you but I tend to buy things that are "inexpensive" in hopes of needing them or using them but they sometimes just sit and collect dust.  I am going to try my hardest to sell/donate/trash some of the things in my home to help keep things tidy.  The first item I have chosen are Bell Kidz Starburst Pink Knee and Elbow Pads.  I purchased them for $2 and since they are brand new, still in the package, I would like to get what I paid for them.  I have posted them on 2 Facebook garage sale sites so we will see if they sell.

 Goal #2:  Seriously, I am buried in laundry.  With 3 boys in this house, one under age 2, it seems as if there is ALWAYS laundry to do.  It is so sad to me when my son, in tears, says, "Mommy, I have absolutely no socks."  Bless his little heart.  Mommy tells him to go get some socks on and he doesn't have any clean.  First of all, I think there is a sock eating monster that slowly devours one sock at a time.  Secondly, little feet mean little bitty socks.  I have found socks in the most impossible places in my house because they are so stinking tiny!  Anyways, catching up on current laundry is my second goal.

Goal #3:  I really wish there was a way to stop ALL unnecessary mail from coming to my house.  In this day and age, pretty much all statements can be viewed online.  Why do they offer online statements and bills AND mail them to you also?  I have tried to unsubscribe from every mailing list that I can (except for coupon ones because those are necessary).  Those credit card ones are the real killer.  If you don't destroy those, someone can fill out a credit card application in your name and run up a huge bill and then you are stuck with a bill for a card you never asked for or used.  This happened to a friend of mine.  That reality really sucks!  If anyone knows of a way to never get those things, I am all ears!  Back to my point, everyday mail creates a mess of papers that ends up taking over my house, not to mention all the "art projects" from preschool for both my boys.  Yikes!  I feel like I am going to be buried in paper!

I will not promise that I will post everyday but I will try to post often and update you on how I am reaching my goals.  I will try to complete all 3 goals and then post all new ones once they are complete.  Thank you, my readers, for helping to keep me accountable.  Please comment on how you go about taking back control of your life!
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