It might seem like a trivial thing but any homeowner will tell you, when you buy a new home you expect to do a lot of thing. You expect them to happen right away, like it’s easy to just make a comfortable, organized and full home in a month.
I have lived in my house for 7 months now! Which, is so exciting… but day to day there are things that I look at and say “man, I really need to get this or that done, yet tasks always seem to fall by the wayside”.
One of my big things has been to hang a coat rack. Particularly, living in Colorado during the winter, I have 2-5 coats in rotation that I use on a regular basis. Typically they end up in a pile by my front door. BUT NO MORE!
I hung a coat rack today and like I said, though it may seem trivial, I absolutely love how much more organized and decluttered it makes me feel. Sometimes the smallest tasks are the best.
This is one of those things that if I did on a regular basis it would not be a big deal, but I do not and it was. It took my over SIX HOURS to get from this:
I did it though. I found a few emails that I should have read earlier. I need to keep up to date on the decluttering…
This may not sound difficult to most people. Or maybe it sounds really hard. But making a plan and sticking to it can sometimes be had. I can attest to that with the failure of my 365 Things List in 2017. But let’s not talk about that right now, since today is day EIGHT and I am attempting to keep going strong!
So today, I researched some recipes I like, wrote down all the ingredients, thought about some other snacks I enjoy or typically eat, and made a grocery list! Then off to the store I went and wouldn’t you know… I just got what was on the list. Of course, I came across stuff every so often and thought, “well, I would like to have that”. But I stayed the course and made myself just get what was on the list.
Often with these tasks, I research the benefits and there are usually long lists or lengthy articles, like this one from the HuffPost: Grocery List, Supermarket discussing all aspects of the act. Pinterest even has a whole section of “Supermarket Lists” that you can download. So there are plenty of resources to help you long the way. All I have to say about this simple task is:
The benefits of making a grocery list and sticking to it:
Saves you time.
Saves you money.
Keeps you on track for dietary goals.
It is that simple. And simple it was. What an easy, but beneficial thing to do!
P.S. I found the featured image on Google and that was by far my favorite… all the essentials, FRUIT-BREAD-MILK-WINE-SUGAR-BUTTER!
This one is simple. And it took me about 15 minutes, but it felt good after. I deleted quite a few people that I honestly did not even know who they were. But I also came across a lot of people that I have not talked to in a long time, who I might want to reconnect with soon.
Simple task. Simple rewards. But making sure to build on your life and do new things everyday continuously reminds me to not stay stagnate. A task a day, regardless of how small, seems to make a difference.
As for a my food intake today I might be going back to old habits, so I need to check myself. Anyway, here is Day Three of my one week food log challenge that I started on January 2nd:
Gyro Sandwich with potato salad
Small Farmhouse Salad with apple cider vingerette
Soft Pretzel Bites with beer musturd
…and get rid of 10 things not on the list.
I know that life is not all about material things but we live in a society where they do start to consume us a little. Today, I am just doing a bit more decluttering. This is forcing me to think about the things I truly use and enjoy and purge some of the things that just really are not necessary. Like with my month of purging an item a day, this feels super satisfying and cleansing of both space and mind.
1. My computer.
2. My car.
3. My (NEW) plants. 😁🌿
4. My books.
5. My golf clubs.
6. My art (my own and other art I have collected).
7. My bed.
8. My art supplies.
9. My race medals.
10. My collection of cameras.
So… those things I appreciate the most, and would hate to live without. (Especially my bed 😂). So now, I need to toss some stuff.
Over he next few days I will be catching up on posting my 365 things. I have been super busy and just have not had the chance to keep up with my postings.
Hope there are still some of you out there following along! I am super excited for the coming months. Spring and Summer means outside things are much more possible and I cannot wait to get out and explore.
For April 3rd, I called credit card companies I have CCs with and asked for lower interest rates. My largest balance I transferred to a new card with 0% rate for 16 months. Just trying to get closer to freedom from debt and enough money in the bank to buy a house! Maybe soon.
So far this year I have done some great things! A few of them get me closer to completing other tasks. For example, earlier this year I updated my resume.
So toady, that makes it a little easier for me to apply for a new job that seems out of reach.
I am not necessarily looking for a new job but I do believe it is always good to keep options open. Plus, it is always good practice to apply for jobs to keep those skills alive.
So I happened to come across a job listing for a Marketing Coordinator for a brewery in Colorado. For the most part, the job description is what I do now, minus bartending 40 hours a week… so it could not hurt to try. And it is pretty much what I dream about doing. How can I not go for this?!?
And just so you all know, I did not win the lottery a few weeks ago when I bought a ticket… 😂