If you’re reading my blog and you haven’t figure out by now, I like lists.
In addition to my 2013 resolutions, I have a few projects that need tackling. Amidst my organization efforts, I think it will be good to keep track of them. I hope to be updating this list regularly and linking this to posts about the tasks.
1. Create a filing system
Right now, we have a very disorganized system for filing in a couple of small plastic bins. It’s a mess, and what needs to be filed usually ends up in a big pile on top of one of the bins…or lost somewhere else in the house. It’s not working.
Completed: June 2013 (organized a temporary system until the files can be moved into their permanent home in the improved office)
2. Renovate the home office/gym.
We recently renovated our living room and after recuperating for a few months, have started on the home office/gym. We lost all momentum over the holidays, but hope to get back on it soon.
Update: September 2013: We’ve complete everything we can for now (updating some of the old systems, new lighting, new drywall, new paint, new floor!) Now we are getting a quote from a cabinet maker for the millwork and are on hold until the cabinet are in place.
Planned Completion Date: Fall 2013
3. Organize the shed.
The shed is built into the hillside like a storm shelter. It’s a dark and scary place to me. It needs help.
Completed: May 2013
4. Lose 10 pounds
I don’t want weight loss to be one of my new year’s resolutions because I think there’s so much more to being healthy than the number on the scale, but I do want to lose some. My first small goal will be 10 pounds. This task list is to keep me accountable, so why not include it?
Planned Completion Date: Not setting one. Wanting to lose weight by a certain date usually leads to disappointment. Progress not perfection.
5. Renovate the pantry/laundry closet
Bought a new front-loading, stackable washer/dryer set over Labor Day weekend; have to do a few things before we can install them.
Planned Completion Date: October 20th.
6. Blog regularly.
Haven’t been doing so good on this, so it needs to be added to the list!