We've had a very productive weekend!
DH & I emptied a shelving unit I had purchased a couple weeks ago. DH tightened it up and added supports to it. Then, we put everything back on. Now it is sturdy enough for what we have on it!
Along with this task, DH let me tidy up all the cords in the office! (Major accomplishment, let me tell you!!!) We worked together since he knows what all these "spider webs" (as I call them) are and I wanted them to look less like spider webs and hide them whenever possible. I am so excited! Sitting at my desk, I can no longer see ANY cords!!! I cannot begin to express how delighted I am by this fact!
On my own (as in DH was doing his own thing elsewhere in the house; DD is always my shadow), I finally figured out how to organize my clear acrylic stamps. I nearly drove myself insane with four particular alpha sets that come in these incredibly silly cases with all the letters and numbers (upper case, lower case, punctuation, and numbers!!!!!!!!) just jumbled up. ACK!!!! I would have just given these sets away except I like the fonts so much. Hours and hours later, all my acrylic stamps are neat and organized. YIPPEEEEE!!!
When we emptied the shelving unit for DH to alter it, we discovered the cabinet we had brought upstairs last month was not parallel to the wall. The space is tight, so I emptied it out and straightened it up and then loaded it back up. Whew! Things are even neater in there now.
Tonight, I cleared off the top of the office supplies cabinet and cleaned it really well. I also vacuumed all the little nooks and crannies with the canister vac throughout the day today. Four pieces of furniture and the space around them are all very neat and organized and clean now! That corner looks simply lovely!
Earlier in the weekend, I tackled the closet. OY! That was quite the Pandora's Box!
I created several more tasks for myself than I had intended, but I like the end results a lot! I had found two zippered binders on clearance at Fry's Electronics (a store I loathe, btw) for a mere fraction of the usual cost for these things ($3 each) and I put them to use. This was a really tedious task of moving stencils and dies one by one. I did something generally considered unthinkable (by me) and cut stencils that were too large for my binder. GASP! I still ended up with a dozen or so stencils that were still a touch too big for the binder, so I put those into a folder that they fit nicely in. WHEW! This is a big relief to finally have just done.
With my 7-year-old shadow, I put her to work helping me.
She is quite adept with the labelmaker and knows how to spell really well, especially with a "cheat sheet".
She went back and forth between helping me, helping Daddy, playing, planning her upcoming birthday party, and reading. Worked like a CHARM!
All my stuff I wanted labeled is labeled and she had fun. WIN-WIN!
Can you believe I still have MORE to do??? OY! I am tired tonight, so this is less than appealing to realize... Tomorrow is another day.