Funny, now that our second bedroom has an up and running tv, we’ve been using the living room a lot less. Don’t get me wrong, stuff still gets piled up here when it shouldn’t, but perhaps not lounging in their as much made me not notice. In any case, Sunday and Saturday morning’s are usually spent on a caffeine fueled stupor on the living room couch, so it was due for some attention.
Oh, I had been looking to tackle the space under our bathroom sink. It was getting pretty crazy. I was guilty of just tossing things in there and closing the door, hoping wouldn’t notice. What stuff I did use on a regular basis I left in an embarrassing pile on the sink’s edge. But no more! It’s the smallest, contained space in the house so I’d be through this challenge in no time.
Ah, I love it when I check the assignment for today to find that it’s already done. Whoo hoo! The main cord cluttered we had for the second tv, but I managed to resolve that over the weekend. We needed an extension cord with a ground wire (the ones we brought the weekend before did not have them) and since we already had a surge protector it was just a matter of running the new cord around the corner and into the tv cabinet. Voila! Instantly better.
Paper. Got to love it. Got to hate it. Funny, in such a digital world, how paper can still clutter our lives so much. Don’t get me wrong, paper is awesome, some things just need to be on paper, but it so easy to go overloaded.
Ah, the wardrobe. It always seems to overtake the surround areas doesn’t it? I’m sure everyone can relate to leaving PJ’s on the floor in the morning, or dropping socks where they fall in the evening. Bleh. Lucky for me, it’s been a longstanding project to downsize my clothing so this weekend’s assignment was second nature.
Earlier this week, I had this brief conversation on Twitter which made me think. How many post ideas to I have stashed away? I’m a notorious list maker, so anytime a post idea comes to mind, I jot it down in my to-do list appso I can come back to it later. Does later ever come? Sometimes, but more often than not, I just don’t seem to get back to them. I am curious though…how many unfinished post ideas are in my bucket?
Imagine for a second that wi-fi, cable tv, 3G didn’t exist. Not permanently, but just for the span of an evening. Could you survive? I didn’t think I could at first, but, I welcomed this challenge all the same. After getting home from work Wednesday evening, I went outside of my usual routine by not turning on the tv or booting up my laptop. Instead, I avoided technology up until it was time to get ready for bed which ended up being a solid three or so hours. The experience was truly enlightening.
I went into work super early today, so I was super excited to get home this evening. Now that the tv in the Workshop is up and running (Chromecast is amazing!) it’s easier to spend time back here while still getting things done. Tonight, to keep with the theme, I decided to focus on my desk area which was getting pretty out of control. Papers, more papers, just about every power cord I owned was on my desk. Not very usable is it?
Who doesn’t love candy as a heartfelt “thank you?” Colorful packaging is a favorite of mine, so when this DIY popped up in my inbox I had to share it. I especially love how simple and flexible this DIY is. Swap out the message, the paper, the contents, change the size and you have something completely personal.
Image source Julep by Minted
Instructions, supply list and even a download for the “thank you” graphic can be found here.
What would you put in your favor bags?
I wasn’t looking forward to this project originally, but again, I was surprised at how easy and satisfying it was. Literally fifteen minutes after I had started, I was done and felt like it had made a world of a difference.