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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Prioritizing

You may have noticed that Pablo Picasso quote up there. It's always been one of my favorites (at least it has since I first heard it), and I figured it was a good resolutiony-type saying to remind me of my goals this month.

Apparently, I don't mind dying with my laundry unfolded. I left a couple loads to be folded before we left on our vacation last week, and since we've been home, I've done everything but fold them. In fact, I've added around 6 more loads to the pile.

I had every intention of getting to it today, but instead I

• Went through a few closets, getting stuff ready to take to DI (our local thrift store)
• Read books to Sophia for an hour
• Cleaned out a junk drawer
• Cleaned out the catchall music basket by the piano
• Finished taking all the Christmas decorations down
• Organized the couponing stuff (still more to be done)
• Decided that the bookshelf holding music by the piano was driving me nuts
• Decided that the bookshelf holding my scrapbook supplies in Sophie's room was much sturdier and prettier than the one by the piano
• Took 2 hours unloading each shelf, switching them, and then reloading the music shelf
• Decided that the other shelf really needed some TLC and glued wrapping paper into the back to spice it up
• Re-organized the scrapbook crap
• Found two tubs of preschool/craft supplies and threw away most of it, organized the rest

At least I'm getting organized, even though tomorrow I may just die because I'll be suffocated by my mountain of clean laundry.

It's all about priorities.

29 comments :

  1. I do love that quote, too. I dislike laundry more than any other chore, so that seems normal to me to have that much laundry piled up. I always say, "hey, at least it's clean". Sometimes they're lucky it is. Sounds like you got a lot done yesterday. Good for you!

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  2. I don't think you need to feel bad at all about not yet folding the laundry. Your family deserves clean bunders, but who said they had to be folded bunders? You accomplished a great deal to feel good about.

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  3. I really like that quote too!! And laundry--it's my NEMESIS!!

    We made a trip to the DI last week and gave them SOOOOOO much stuff. I am glad to have it outta here!!

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  4. The clothes won't get up and walk away. Hey at least they are clean! Looks like you got a lot of stuff done. Goodness it's already Jan 6th, I better get moving on my stuff.

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  5. I HATE laundry. There's only 2 of us, and yet it seems never ending. Fortunately, my husband is good at doing it.

    And you got a lot done! Good luck with the organization!

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  6. Laundry is seriously the bane of my existence. I don't mind washing and moving it around my house in my never-ending quest to keep up appearances, but when I have to get down to the business of actually folding, I avoid the task like the plague.

    I, like you, can find about a million other things I would rather be doing. Just look how productive we are when we avoid folding the laundry! :)

    -Francesca

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  7. PS: Love the quote. Noticed it right away after the new year and have been meaning to tell you.

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  8. I think with the list of all you did, you get a pass on the laundry! It is an awesome quote. I hadn't read it before yesterday on your header, but it's why I need to have my house spotless before we go on a trip.

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  9. I have a couple of matching mountains of laundry to fold in my room and laundry room! I am the same way as you... I would rather do anything else but...laundry!
    I don't know why I dislike it so much. but I do, Thats why I never..EVER..buy clothes that have to be pressed! I can't imagine having more wrinkly clothes!

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  10. I am so the same way. If I need to get something done but I just don't want to do it, I tend to clean a closet. I think that is what I will do today... I have a junk drawer that I have been wanting to get to.

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  12. I once left a load of laundry in the dryer for three days because I just couldn't handle the thought of folding it. It was too much!

    A whole week is very impressive to me. I want to work my way up to that! :)

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  13. You go a ton accomplished--way to organize. The laundry can wait, right?

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  14. Wow. You've been busy. If it makes you feel any better, I've got at least 7 loads of laundry needing to be folded in my upstairs hallway. I'll be adding to it today, too. Maybe I should work on folding it while I'm at it...

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  15. I LOVE reading about people getting oranized yk?

    :)

    congrats!!!!

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  16. Hey--you put off laundry to do SEVERAL other productive things!! I think that's great.

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  17. At least your mountain that suffocates you will be a clean mountain of clothes. I'll die underneath a stinky heap of clothes and no one will think to look for me there because they will assume that the smell is coming from the clothes.

    Pictures of the new spicy bookcase? Please?

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  18. You did get a lot done. Good for you! I have started making the boys separate out their pajamas and underwear and putting them in their drawers by themselves. Pajamas and underwear certainly don't need to be folded! It has made my laundry piles a tiny bit more feasible.

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  19. I think that I shall attempt to sneak my laundry pile into your laundry pile, and after it's all folder and you are wondering why all the clothes won't fit into your dressers, I shall come and steal my nicely folded clothes back. :)

    LOL

    I just wanted to say, "I can so relate!"

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  20. Good for you for doing all that organizing. I hate organizing and would rather fold laundry any day, but luckily my kids are old enough to fold their own now. YAHOO!

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  21. Good mercy girl. How many hours were in your day? That's quite a day you had there.

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  22. That sounds like my everyday life. I too have loads of laundry, and clean too, waiting to be done while I reorganize other things. :)

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  23. You know what I say -- organizing is a better way to spend your time then cleaning -- in the long run.
    Seriously, those girls need to learn how to fold. :)

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  25. Good for you. That sounds like tons of work. You know how we had visitors over the weekend, and I can't believe the amount of extra laundry that needed to be done when they left. Crazy. I felt like I was doing laundry all day on Monday (well, that and vacuuming up all the dog germs).

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  26. "found two tubs of preschool/craft supplies and threw away most of it, organized the rest"

    ACK! Art teacher here going, "send them to me! :-0 !!! " I work for po-dunk crap district and getting supplies out of them is like a regular snow storm in Phoenix. Okay, it's not THAT rare, but seriously, getting what I need for my art room SUCKS. :-)

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  27. Hooray for organizing! Love the end result, but big projects are so daunting to me. Like the boys closets....

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