The Early To Rise Challenge with Money Saving Mom is going well! I love my morning quiet time with the Lord more and more. Wes and I have also decided to give ourselves a day off each week, because on the weekends we still have to get up early for ministry duties. We gave ourselves Thursday, because Wednesday night is past and Sunday is still a few days away, which are our two main ministry days. So on Thursday morning this week . . . we slept in! Gasp! And it was nice. We spent the day doing things we wanted to do rather than things we had to do, and we had a date Thursday night. Up till now, we've just taken a random day off here and there, but did you know that a day off is scriptural?! And if you are "self-employed" (as in you don't work for someone who tells you when you get a day off) and you don't plan a day off, it won't happen?! I told my husband that, and he agreed. So for the present, our day off is Thursday, and I will continue rising early the remaining days of the week. It's what works for us!
The 31 Day Organizational Challenge for I'm An Organizing Junkie doesn't look as pretty as it did last week! LOL This week I've been decluttering in the walk-through closet in this room, as well as my little office cabinet and my rolling organizer next to the sewing machine. The closet is the worst area by far, but it's coming along.
Left side of the closet
|Some of the things on this side of the closet are office supplies for our church, and they will have to stay. I'll be organizing them as best I can, but my husband has the final say on these!|
Right side of the closet
|Still have a way to go on this side as well!|
I'll be moving the chest of drawers out into the room later today, and I have two drawers in it completely empty for my daughter to use this summer. Moving the chest of drawers will give my daughter hanging space in the closet, which isn't available at the moment.
I have two organizer units, one in the closet and one in the sewing area. I've cleared out each drawer in them and assigned each one a purpose. I'll be making labels for them in the coming week. We dropped off at the thrift store several small bags of stuff we don't need or use, and we've listed online some things we think we might be able to sell. All this decluttering is good, but the not-pretty part of it is the piles of stuff that still need a home; they're scattered around the room waiting for me to create their new homes. After having it look so nice last week, I'm not liking the cluttered look at all! The deadline for the challenge is next Sunday, so I have just a touch over one week to get this finished. I'm fairly certain I'll get it done. Once again, thanks to Laura for hosting the challenge.
One week to go!