Thursday, January 30, 2014

#nerdlution Update Week One

First of all, it's weird to not use the #nerdlution hashtag everyday, like I did when blogging was my #nerdlution. But I'm quite sure it's not cool to Tweet pictures of my clutter.  ;)

Secondly, I've chosen some more "local" #nerdlutions for this round.  Here's how it's going:

Notes of encouragement:

This week, I intended to write to 5 different people.  It has ended up, I've written a note/email each day, but it's only been to my husband.  I'm considering this a success!  I may branch out soon, but as this becomes a habit, it's cool that he's getting the best energy I have for this.  Too often he gets what is left , and just is awesome anyway.  So I've just been writing encouraging notes and leaving them in his car.  It's been a good way to stay positive even when he and I are both working a lot right now.  This one might stay this way (only notes to my husband), so stay tuned...  I see the benefits of reaching out to others, I also see the benefits of taking care of my family too.

50 Bags in 50 days:

Well, I have filled four bags this week.  Not one a day though.  Monday night was crazy at bedtime.  I've been working through tiny spaces in the house, so I can feel successful.  Instead of tackling a whole room, I'm tackling 1 drawer/cupboard/space at a time.  I've done one drawer in the kitchen, the pantry, a bag of random clutter lying around, and the remnants of an old backpack that has turned into a hand-me-down for Little Brother.

So...week one?  A success!  Hopefully you are feeling successful about your #nerdlutions this week too!  Have a great week!

Kendra

5 comments:

  1. Oh...50 bags/50 weeks? What a terrific idea! Hmmm, maybe that will be round three. I think you should take pictures (even if you don't post them). I think you'll be happy to see your progress!

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    1. I'm aiming for 50 bags in 50 days. We have a lot of Stuff. :) Stuff to donate, Stuff to throw away/recycle. It's pretty fun to see what a space looks like after I'm done!

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  2. Love the de-clutter idea. Over the ice storm break, I cleaned out kitchen cabinets. My husband loved it. He couldn't believe how much old food we were keeping around. One black bag and one tall kitchen. May have to secretly steal this one. Don't tell anybody because the motivation may wane quickly once the temps warm up.

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    1. I did our pantry and freezer this week. I try to do this every 6-12 months, but either skipped last year or something. Lots of expired food in there. It was easy to fill a bag that day!

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  3. Trying to de-clutter also so I found your post refreshing.

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