It’s been quiet here lately. We’ve been away for one – Holy Week break in the Philippines! – and I’ve spent the rest of my free time tackling my Project Clean House tasks. It hasn’t been easy!!! I tweaked the calendar and grocery templates I did last year, and cutting everything, gluing the pages together, even punching lines of holes, has been quite tedious. It has always been tedious – I still can’t figure out how to make the work easier, or quicker.
I also attempted not to buy anything new while I clean. I’d take note of the items we needed, and promised myself to buy everything after I finish cleaning and organizing everything, but that didn’t work out too well. For instance, I didn’t have any other letter holder for the mail my dad still gets. And I didn’t have any extra clipboards lying around either, so I had to get a couple, too. I needed large white art paper for backing the print in our Command Center (Item #7 for that area – switch back the white frame). Then I decided I wanted a black and white print for the Command Center, instead of the wood print I got from Co/op.
I still love that Co/op print, by the way, but I left the Walloh Design print that I got for the kids on that spot for a few days aaaaaand I ended up really liking how all that black and white goes with the rest of the items on that little desk.
So I ended up asking Walloh Design to make me a similar print – with a “home” quote and portrait orientation instead of landscape.
Then I kept getting distracted about other things like wanting to clear up the Command Center even more (it sometimes feels too busy and cluttered for me), and wanting to tackle the kids’ toy cabinet and that TV wall in the lanai-playroom…. FOCUUUUUUUS. I need to focus.
The above distractions aside, I have been making headway on Phase 1 of Project Clean House. Almost done with the Command Center (except for where to put my dad’s mail), and this afternoon I move on to the kitchen – eeeeek.