If this post publishes when I tell it to, I should be in Las Vegas! Obviously, I am going to be drinking and gambling the whole time, so I won’t update about the trip until Tuesday. Just kidding- I don’t have a laptop so I can’t update yet! 🙂
I thought I would pre-write a post about how I’ve been getting more organized- one of my 2011 goals. I’m happy to say that my room is pretty much PERFECTLY organized!
After a marathon trip to Ikea, I picked up a new bedside table / organization unit. Before, I was using a long, low bookshelf that I had to lay on its side and served no real function. I used it to store notebooks and other school supplies. It was tiny!
I put this together myself, with a little help from my mom. Yes, I am very proud of this 🙂
It went from this…
Please excuse the horrible lighting, but here it is in all its glory! The two top shelves will be used for school books and such when school starts. Right now, we’re keeping pictures that need to be hung up in the top left, and flowers and a little calendar in the top right. The bottom left box holds most of my aprons- I have a crazy huge collection! It’s kind of inconvenient to have them upstairs, but there’s no room for them in the kitchen. The bottom right box holds all of my craft supplies, not including my fabric. That has a home on a shelf above my book shelves 🙂
I am in love with this print! My sister gave it to me for our birthday a few months ago. It needs to be hung!
Right now, this monstrosity is taking up too much space on a focal point on the wall.
At least I found a spot for my race bibs and medals! I still haven’t gotten my medal for the 10k I did in December, so that will hopefully be up there soon. There’s a gap on the board- I need to sign up for a race 🙂
Last but not least- and probably the most important! My parents gave all of us kids ‘the gift of organization’ for Christmas, which turned out to be little file cabinets for all of our important papers. I spent an hour or so going through bank statements, old school papers, test results, blah blah blah, and organized them all! I feel like an adult now… sort of.
I created separate files for old report cards, school work / information, healthcare, old paycheck stubs, bank information, taxes, travel documents, an old 401k account, and drivers insurance info. I can’t even begin to tell you what a relief this is to have all of this stuff organized and accessible.
I’ve already asked you guys a question about organization, so my question for today will be-
Any crazy Vegas stories? I have plenty- like the time my sister and I ate peanut butter M&Ms, watched a movie and fell asleep early while my parents hit the casinos 🙂 What did I tell you? I’m crazy!