I guess to wrap up the month of January, I should mention the small progress I've made organization wise. I finally decided to unsubscribe from a decent amount of retailers, and it has actually made a difference. Before I thought I enjoyed getting those emails, but now I realize that they are just clutter in my inbox (or temptation for whatever sort of deal they are promoting). I'm still subscribed to a few, but just getting off the list of about 15 retailers made a positive difference for the better! And I just checked out The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, so maybe I will make some more progress this February!
I also tackled organizing our spice cabinet and pantry. While it isn't perfect, it is substantially more functional. I store some of our medicine and vitamins downstairs, so just having two separate bins (one for us and one for SC), and getting them separated from the spices was a tremendous step forward. While I know there are pretty containers elsewhere, I was excited that these from the Dollar Store serve the purpose.
|These little narrow bins are awesome because they streamlined all of the bulky boxes and are the perfect size!|
Last weekend we decided to watch Boyhood. I know it has been out for awhile, and I had been wanting to see it, but had just never gotten around to it. I thought it was well done, but at times I wondered if the movie title was referring to the father's extended boyhood or the son's!
My mother-in-law's birthday was yesterday, and while we ordered a gift, I forgot to get her card in the mail. That was a gentle reminder to make sure I get all of the birthday cards lined up for this month, so I stocked up on a few more.
And with February comes Valentine's Day! I ordered a few of these to send out to relatives, but I need to get them in the mail soon, because Valentine's Day is going to be here before I turn around!