An Ode To My Bedroom – De-Cluttering Part 1

My dear bedroom. I’ve left you on your own for too long. I’ve neglected you for too long and I’ve made you look ugly. I’m truly sorry… Please don’t give up on me and give me a second chance.

Yeahhhhh… I’m starting in the bedroom because I really need to get to my paperwork for my taxes, find receipts for returns, and find my clothing. So that I can wash them and not be tempted to go to the store and spend money I don’t have buying another piece of clothing I don’t need.

It will take baby steps because I already feel overwhelmed. Lets NOT discuss how could I let it get THIS bad because I want to talk about the future space and sanctuary that is about to be born. HAH!

Now the question is how do I start and where? I’ve been receiving a daily to do list from a site called “Flylady.net“. The creator (Flylady) calls her followers Flybabies. Isn’t that cute? (^_^) I like her system and I’m finally going to try it for real starting in the bedroom. I know that this week they are working in another room/zone of the house/apartment but if you check the site there is a collection of rooms/zones that you can work on each day for about a week. The main thing for me is to help me de-clutter and find my lost things before getting into the heavy deep cleaning.

What I like the most about this group is that you are never behind! The FlyLady tells us to start where we are and not to try to catch up. Isn’t that GREAT? I don’t have to feel overwhelmed that I’m behind the rest of the group but I can start where I am right now!  Yay! Now I’ll try this for a week and I’ll see if I’ve improved or if this FlyLady system worked for me. I’ll Keep you posted!

Sincerely,

I Am Isabel

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Procrastination! Your Day ARE Numbered!

Soooo here I am again…Humm… Today I’m going to address a serious issue that affects so many of us. PROCRASTINATION! The bane of our existence! ARGH!!! From my great years of experience at procrastinating I’ve learned several things:

1. It affects your school work. Like being academically dismissed from the university for having a 1.97 GPA because you missed deadlines or waited for the last minute? Procrastinating will do that to you.

2. Having the state and federal government after you to file your taxes from several years back? Because I can’t find any of the W-2’s that are somewhere in the room. Procrastination.

3. Gaining over 60 pounds because tomorrow is another day to exercise and now it takes a while to walk and some times it’s hard to breath? Procrastination.

4. Sent to the collection agencies for failure to pay on time and now the credit card companies don’t even want my business? Procrastination.

5. Coming up with great song ideas and lyrics and just keep collecting them until I have over 80 possible songs that I’ve never finished? Procrastination.

6. Collecting/buying instruments for years to learn to play but always find something else to do? Procrastination

7. Have a whole wall sectioned off for my home-based business but never really learned to perfect the product because I’m busy entertaining myself? Procrastination.

I can’t remember anything else from the top of my head but as I remember them I’ll keep updating this post.

In order to move forward, majority of us need some form of organization. I know there are people that are spontaneous and it works for them. I wish I was spontaneous but the reality for me is that I’d forget everything if I didn’t write it somewhere. What is worse is that I have to set an alarm in order to check my schedule or I’d forget to check my schedule. ARGH!! Some people may think that maybe I have ADD. I know I don’t have ADD and the problem is that my head feels cluttered with an overload of information. So I’m limiting the amount of information to the ones I really need to get me back on track with my life.

I guess my first place to start is..MY BEDROOM!. On the next post I’ll talk about the different system(s) I might try to help me in the bedroom.

Sincerely,

I Am Isabel