wow – it’s been six months since i started my mini-goals and I have had a complete fitness fail. I’ve realized this week that I hadn’t really truly dedicated myself to getting on the health train. This hit home today when I started thinking about this big formal event that I have to go to this weekend, and I realized that I don’t have anything to wear. The thought of going to look for something elicits a tremendous amount of fear and uncertainty. And I’m tired of having fear and uncertainty in my life.
I’ve started dealing with this in other parts of my life – clearing out the physical clutter in my house. I started with tackling the kids toy clutter. The toys have totally taken over the house – especially the living room. So I set out to get some stuff organized and contained. I had a great container/shelf unit, but it wasn’t organized very well, so things just got thrown into bins and then you still couldn’t find anything. So, I did some searching on the web and got inspired to make some simple changes that will help keep things organized and in order – and hopefully both kids can help keep it organized.
First, we dumped all the toys on the living room floor and sorted through everything. We threw out a BUNCH of random, broken toys – especially those that you get in fast food kids meals (ashamedly admitting that I buy them more often than I should.) Then, we started sorting the toys by type – cars, legos, superheroes, balls, logic and learning games, trains – and found containers and bins for each one. Then I labeled each bin with an appropriate label and… ta da!
A bit more organized and contained. I still have some work to do on weeding through the toys, but this is a start.