Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rub-a-Dub Dub, Let's Empty the Tub!


For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.
~Benjamin Franklin

This Franklin quote is deep.  It took me more than a few moments to absorb its meaning.

I think I've earned about 10 days worth. And I've still more to do.  If I had to guess, I've finished about 1/3 of the craft room.


I have purposely been very thorough ~ fighting the urge to just chuck it all in a couple of containers and hide them in the closet.

Organizing and down sizing can be very overwhelming.  I have been taking little mini breaks every hour and a half or so.

Lilah Rose enjoys my mini breaks.  She wants to snuggle and have her ears rubbed.  She doesn't mind me organizing so much though as she chews on her new toy bone that I've saved for times such as these.

On the Marie Kondo tidying up show, she assigns tidying up homework to the people she helps.  Usually they have a few weeks to get their homework done.  I think I've been trying to get it all done in too short amount of time. I'm exhausted!

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  1. It sounds as if you are making inroads in downsizing your craft room, Gina. It would be a huge job. Well done you!! Your Lilah Rose sounds so very sweet; what good company she is♥

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    1. Kim, she really is. When I was cleaning out my drawers, she thought she was helping when she carried off my socks (to chew). ♥

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  2. I do like that quote, because there is nothing more that I hate than hunting for something needlessly.
    I work hard at it and can be a great organizer, but I need to get rid of more than I organize. I will never be a KonMari person though. I like my stuff way too much. It brings me joy to a degree. She would not fare well here.

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    1. Sandy, I know what you mean. I do enjoy all my things but most likely we will move to a smaller home and I really need to downsize my crafts etc.

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  3. Take it slow and easy on that organizing and downsizing, my friend. Homework is good, but don't overtax yourself.

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    1. Dianna, I took it easy today - aside from baking the cake. Tomorrow, I will head back to declutter.

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  4. Hi Gina!

    All of your hard work will most definitely pay off! I love that Lilah Rose is your little helper, even if she has not clue!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I'm not so sure she doesn't have a clue. She does love attention though. xo

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  5. good for you and getting it done, having to move is a great incentive I am sure. I did watch the first show she did, I wasn't to sure about praying to the home part, but hubby explained to me that is their thing to do. I hope at some time she goes more in depth with ideas for organizing the kitchen.

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    1. Connie, I agree that part is a little strange. We fast forward the house meditation thing. I think the third episode has a lot of kitchen ideas.

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  6. Oh, the craft room. That's my problem. I really have to finally decide what I AM going to do (even someday) and what I'm not going to do again and then find artists to share with. And yes, Marie does give them time (though in my house, I'm not sure that would be enough). I felt like I deserved a treat just for purging a significant portion of tupperware and containers -- with and without lids! Good for you -- that's all I can say! Three cheers!

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    1. Jeanie, I'd love to see some of your crafts that you create. I mostly do paper crafts and crocheting.

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