I can not believe it is already the end of August and time for another Follow Through Friday! I am excited for a holiday weekend. Anyone doing anything exciting? We are shipping our sons off t have an overnight with their cousin Saturday evening so we can celebrate our 15th anniversary as a couple instead of as parents like we did last night. I made my husband a chocolate pie and he was nice and shared it with his sons who could barely let him in the door from work before asking when he was going to cut into it. Then, we all went out to Famous Dave’s to eat dinner but it was fairly sub par. Maybe we’ve been watching too much Masterchef but none of us were impressed with our dinners. At least no dishes to wash, right? Speaking of washing, that brings me to the first item on my list today.
Finish the laundry! It really isn’t that bad (yet) as I did quite a bit of it earlier in the week but it is on the verge of spiraling out of control if I don’t get a handle on it right now. I think I’m looking at about 4 loads of clothes including the two sitting in the washer and dryer that I ignored yesterday. I also need to wash the bath mat which has been waiting patiently in the basement for its return to the bathroom and the steam-mop pads since they really do need to be their own load. I guess that means I’m looking at completing 6 loads of laundry today. Believe me when I say it could be a lot worse.
Shred a few documents. Actually, that should read shred a lot of documents. I have a whole exploding file folder full of bills paid on-line, credit card offers, and other miscellaneous documents that I need to tackle. It’s been in the back of my mind for some time but now it’s making my desk drawer look like this whenever we open it.
Sort out the table top file. I found this idea over on Organize365 awhile back and loved it. I also loved the tote and may break one day and get one but it was a bit out of my budget at that time. When I hosted a Thirty One party with a friend near the end of last spring, I opted to get a square cube(?) that would hold hanging file folders.
My intent was to replace this rather messy system I used for stuff plus the keep the calendar pocket from constantly spilling. We actually ended up using a calendar without a pocket. I’m still working on making this new idea work and not overly fond of the cube being on the table (and the file folders do not fit perfectly which sort of bugs me) but I’m also leery of the “out of sight, out of mind” that could happen if this is placed somewhere else.
I also wanted it to be accessible to the boys so they could use it but I’ve not made it far enough with the new system myself to show them. I’ve sort of been cramming random papers in the folders (not the intended use) so I need to sort the coupons, recycle a few papers, and see if I can make this manageable. I still think if I can get used to the idea, it will be a great way to manage all those school papers (and keep homework packets from getting lost).