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July 17, 2013

“Organize Now” progress

Filed under: home — fairyguts @ 10:36 pm

Chapter 14 in Organize Now by Jennifer Ford Berry is “Organize Your Crafts”.  This one has me in a quandary… I think the work I’ve been doing on my office is addressing the craft organization, but I am intentionally ignoring the closet full of sewing supplies.  To be really faithful to this process, I should set that closet up before I can say I’m truly done with this chapter.

But, guess what? We’re in the process of buying a house!  We’ll be moving at the end of August!  I am not going to set up the sewing closet just to pack it up and have to do it over again.  AND – all the craft stuff that we put in the attic this summer will be coming out.  So I am going to put Chapter 14 on hold and do it at the new house where I will either have a whole room devoted to my crafts, or the whole two-car garage!  Woo-hoo!

Chapter 15 is “Organize Your Photographs”.  I am considering this part of my crafting process and will do once I set up the new craft room – so, it’s also being postponed.

Chapter 16: “Organize Your Purse”.  I feel like I’m cheating a little bit.  When I started college, I got my first purse. I had been using a man’s wallet in my pants until then, but I started wanting to carry other things around with me and I needed a really big bag for it all.  I had everything I could possibly need at a minutes notice!  Chapstick, membership cards, screwdrivers, tape measures, books, colored pencils – whatever!   One day, with a great deal of asperity, my Mom said that I couldn’t carry a can of WD40 in my purse and I realized that she was right.  What I needed was a toolbox in my car and then I could quit carrying that heavy bag around!  PHEW!

I do have a purse now, but it’s very small and fits in Robin’s diaper bag.  I emptied it out and straightened it up so I can say I am done with Chapter 16! WooHoo!

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  1. Congrats on the house and a healthy baby! Yay! I’m so happy that life is treating you well. 🙂

    Comment by mdeira — July 17, 2013 @ 11:16 pm

    • Thanks! Sorry for not responding to your last email, but glad you got caught up here. 😀

      Keeping up with your weeding?! 😀 I am working on the ugly patch in the front of our house a tiny bit at a time. I don’t want to leave it all gross when we leave.

      Comment by fairyguts — August 4, 2013 @ 3:37 am

      • At first I thought you wrote “keeping up with your WEDDING” and I was confused. Haha. There’s a patch where the sun hits every day so I can’t get to it (good excuse, eh?). But I have to say I am pleased by my weeding skills because where I have weeded very few have come back. Garden fail this year though — what I planted didn’t grow or thrive, what I transplanted die. Oh well! Other stuff did well and there’s always next year!

        Comment by mdeira — August 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

  2. It’s a fun new experiment. I’m already trying to plan what to do with the landscaping at our new home. We don’t have a lot of space, but there isn’t much established stuff that I want to keep (a couple of invasive non-natives that I want to take out right away), so it’s sort of a blank slate. It’ll be a challenge.

    Comment by fairyguts — August 5, 2013 @ 5:15 am

  3. […] a previous post, here, I talked about skipping “Chapter 14: Organize Your Crafts” of the book Organize Now! […]

    Pingback by A Return to Methodical Organizing | No Chaos No Order — October 7, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

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