I feel like I hit my stride last week. This time around, I didn't follow directions as closely, but I didn't slack off. With a push from the January Cure, I completed some more painting, organizing, and cleaning.
Day 14: Get Papers and Files in Order.
Instead of bogging myself down with papers, which for me is more of a weekend task, I painted. Two more walls saw their last days of being antique white, and now they're a nice clean backdrop for the family photo gallery wall I've been working on (see above). A full before & after will come once I've finalized the frame arrangements and ordered all the prints.
Day 15: Exercise a Little Cord Control.
I gave this one some thought but no action.
Day 16: Give Your Bathroom & Medicine Cabinets a Cleanout.
I had organized my bathroom drawers fairly recently, so I thought I wouldn't have too much work. Ha!
I threw out a lot of expired medicine and put some toiletry bags, samples, and perfume in my outbox. I reorganized the drawers using small cardboard boxes. They aren't fancy, but they were free. I also labeled the tops of my meds with a Sharpie, so that from above I can see what's ibuprofen and what's Tylenol. Underneath the sink, I brought in a basket I already had to hold towels, put all my chargers and wired things in a tin box, and stacked extra toilet paper in what is technically a bread basket.
I had filled my single outbox bag quickly and ended up using two additional bags and a purse to hold all the clothes, shoes, and miscellany that accumulated. I ended up keeping only two things, a secondhand Orla Kiely jacket (it's kinda big, but c'mon) and some sweatpants. I donated everything else to my work, which will distribute it all for free to refugee families in and around Baltimore.
(Images: Kim Rinehimer)