These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of organization for me. I recently finished the school year, and am now only taking one summer class at a time while I work at the Christian day camp the school runs. Overall, the summer promises to be less busy than the school year, and I am making the most of my short break between jobs to start on the path to organization. It feels like wishful thinking, I know, even if you didn’t know my track record, but I am increasingly realizing that I do have too many unnecessary papers, trinkets, and stuff! So, I am making small steps to clean up the spaces in our house that are mine.
I started with my bedroom and closet space, organizing my wardrobe by color.
I then moved to my piano and bookcases, throwing away unneeded paper and moving things where they need to go. It’s a long and arduous process, but it feels SO fulfilling when it’s complete!
My next project is large, and will take quite some time. Like the others, it must also be maintained to be useful. I am organizing my email.
This task is huge for me because I have no fewer than three open email accounts already, and one is full to bursting. So full, in fact, that it frequently causes incoming messages to bounce. I was getting tired of this, and so created a completely new email account, imported two of my other accounts (leaving the junk mail account for just that – junk 😀 ) and am in the process of revamping my account. I suspect that I will eventually learn to live with just the two accounts, and that is my goal. I’ve been indirectly following the guidelines of Macworld and Lifehacker, and have found their ideas very helpful.
For now, the knowledge that I want to change and the little steps that I am taking as well as seeing the results of successful previous progress is a good catalyst to spur me on. We’ll see what I say tomorrow 😉