I’m back with the first update on my organization progress! I managed to get everything finished that I set out to do this week. I also learned a valuable lesson. I need to be more diligent with keeping up with Sienna’s baby book. I had to rack my brain and look at old pictures to remember details!
I started out with purging my books and magazines:
These are the books that will be leaving our house. Not too many as I did a fairly significant purge last January.
And the magazines that have left. For those of you wondering what I did with my What’s Cooking magazines, I purged them! I ripped out a few recipes we liked, then figured I could find recipes online if I wanted. I have a drawer in an end table that is now empty.
Here’s the box that any magazines will go into. Every time it’s full, I’ve decided to purge some magazines to make room for any new ones that may land in my hands, rather then finding another box to fill.
Organizing Sienna’s toys was simple. I emptied a basket I had filled with blankets then filled it with her toys! Since Sienna is still little, she doesn’t have all that many toys yet. Most of them are quite small too, so the basket was the perfect solution! The basket just stays in our living room since we spend the most time in there.
Her baby book was another story. That took me awhile to get up to date Note to self: jot more notes as we go about our days!
Coupons. I actually started this on December 31 because I wanted to use any full value coupons I had left! I cut and sorted the coupons into my binder system. Then more kept coming in the mail, so all week I was cutting and sorting coupons it felt like!
Guess what? Since I organized my coupons, that means you can expect to see a coupon giveaway on Monday with all of the coupons pictured below!
How did your organizing projects go?
Up next during my January Organization endeavor:
- Put away and purge Christmas decorations (We don’t have too many decorations so I may not purge at all)
- Purge the storage closet in Sienna’s room
- Linen closet/bathroom cupboards
I’ll have another update for you next Saturday, January 12, 2013.