Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

the great fall cleanout: linen closet

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This is one area of my house which I always avoid because this is where I typically "store" anything that doesn't go anywhere else. I'm not sure I love these plastic boxes in here--I might get some different bins at some point, but it does look so much better! Since I hope to be moving to a new city within a year, I've been getting rid things much more liberally than I usually do, and that is certainly making the organizational process afterward so much easier! : )

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

time for a change

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Yesterday my department was laid-off, and today was my last day of work. It's sad, but the timing isn't really that bad for me as I will be graduating this December and should be looking for a full time marketing position right now anyway. I actually already have one interview lined up for Monday, so keep your fingers crossed! I can't believe that I'm applying for my first full time job--it's actually pretty exciting!

Anyway...being unemployed is going to leave me with a lot of time on my hands, so I thought I'd make a list of things that I want to accomplish during what I hope will be a very short period of free time.

  1. Help my mom with some organization projects around her house.
  2. In turn, have my mom alter some of my clothes for me : )
  3. Try to get into some of those midday classes at the gym.
  4. Do a lot of reading.
  5. Get ahead on my school projects.
  6. De-clutter my e-mail accounts.
  7. Spend some time in the lab honing my Photoshop skills.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

the great fall cleanout: closet

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My closet typically stays fairly organized. However, it seems like there comes some point where I just stop putting things away properly, and it just snowballs. This project came at just the right time. Once again, I weeded out quite a few items to sell/donate, and once again, it just feels so good! I have to admit, this closet is my favorite room in this apartment : )

Looking forward to tackling next week's project which is the pantry/linen closet!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

glitter pumpkins!

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I made some glitter pumpkins again this year! They're so pretty I just couldn't help myself : )

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

the great fall cleanout: storage area

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I signed up to participate with Kotori's The Great Fall Cleanout! I was excited to see that the storage area was the first area on her list because I have been avoiding mine...basically since I moved into this apartment 2 years ago. I finally have all of my Christmas decorations in the same box, I got rid of a bunch of stuff (which I always love to do!), and now my bike fits in there again (which is much nicer than having it in my bedroom)!

Go ahead and make fun of me, but I just love the way things look and feel when they're clean/organized. It's just one of those little things in life that makes me happy.

Sign up here if you also have a need to do some fall cleaning/organizing. Next week's project is to tackle your clothing closet!

Friday, October 2, 2009

"But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting
for."
Paulo Coelho