Day 14: Get paper and files in order.
I try to keep my filing routine up to date as I go along, and I have a system that works fairly well for me, so this wasn't an issue. I did take a chance to reorganize some of my teaching materials, though, and I uploaded many, many, many computer files into Evernote, which is where I keep all the recipes, decor images, and organization ideas that I collect on my daily blog reads.
Day 16: Give your bathroom and medicine cabinets a cleanout.
This was quick and easy, since we took care of this chore a couple of months ago. Neither of us have very many products, since I don't wear makeup and Ed keeps his routines pretty simple, so I just refolded some haphazard towels and moved a couple of items into neater rows. Done and done.
Day 18: Weekend chores, flowers, living room, empty the outbox.
The only thing that didn't get done this weekend is a thorough emptying of the outbox. We're keeping the books for now so we can have a big book trade-in at the local book store once the semester is done (the time of my annual purge). We're also planning on selling some electronics on eBay, so those are sticking around for the time being. But we finally unloaded the credenza, which had been hanging out in the spare bedroom, and that was a huge weight off our shoulders. The other miscellaneous items went to a charity down the street.
In the living room, the new light went up, and we moved some more furniture around since we're still experimenting with chairs and storage options. The little table beneath the hanging light is a temporary place-holder until we can find a better-scaled piece that we like, but there are places to set drinks, places to keep games and DVDs, and places to sit, so it's a workable arrangement for the time being.
Then we gave the living room a thorough clean. Chibi likes to hide under the couch when he's out (case in point below), so we always have to make sure that it's thoroughly swept after he's back in his cage.
(Images: Carolyn Purnell)