Saturday, January 2, 2016

A little effort.

Yesterday I put away all my Christmas Decorations.  It wasn't perfect.  I don't have a shelf in my garage or anything.  No matching storage containers.  But, It is all put away in a designated area in my garage.  I will not be looking at it all year.  I took down the outside Christmas lights too.  Did you know you could use a rake to take Christmas lights off the lower portions of the roof if you used gutter hooks?  That's what I did and I didn't even need a ladder to take down the lights!  Easy Breezy!  I just pushed the forked end of the rake up to the clip and pushed up while holding the other end of the lights taunt.   Yes I know it's sort of a lazy way to do it, but anytime I don't have to climb a ladder it's better for me!

Today will be an easy task.  Just pick one area that is covered with clutter and clear it off.  Maybe it's a desk top or table.  Or a small table by your front door.  You  know what I mean!  Every house has one. Some organizers call it a hotspot.  It is an area that just seems to collect things.  First remove all the trash,  take other items to the area where they belong and put them away.  If it's an item you haven't used in a while put it in your giveaway box, you don't need it anymore!  If your item doesn't have a proper place at least take it to the right room.

Also, if you are still working on taking Christmas down finish that task today.

I have chosen 2 areas to clear off today, the table next to my chair and my kitchen table.  Time it took me to do it: 23 minutes and 27 seconds. Yes I timed it!  It didn't take long at all!  A little effort is all it took.  I made sure to put everything in it's right place or the trash!  I wanted to make sure not to start another "hot spot" in another area.

I would love to see your progress!  You can join my Facebook group and post pictures for us to see.  Let's do this together this year :) Here is the link for the group.

Enjoy the journey and seize the day!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ*¨*• Barbara •.¸¸..Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ


  1. Wow, you were busy as a bee - nice job!

    1. Thank you! I have suffered from years of depression and let me just say it is immobilizing! I am trying to get my home back in order, I have a long way to go LOL