We've had some really cold temps lately and it's making me want to hibernate! We got spoiled last week by having lots of snow and several snow days. That combined with the cold weather has made it extra hard to get back into our regular routine this week. Who wants to go out early on a Monday morning when the temperature is -11 and the high is only 10!
But I had to be the responsible adult and get the girls off to school and hit the grocery store. Today I am trying to get back on the decluttering track and tackle some of the problem areas.
Due to my procrastination I have a tendency to make piles of papers, books and magazines on the kitchen counter to deal with later. But as a procrastinator later doesn't come. Then we have guests and I move the pile to a corner of the bedroom, again to deal with later until the pile gets crazy big and I am forced to deal with it or risk being buried in a paper avalanche. So today I decided was the day to deal with the pile which mainly consisted of old catalogs, school papers and drawings from the girls, magazines and recipes that I had printed off the internet and ripped out of magazines.
Most of it went into the trash. Books that weren't mine went to the rooms of the respective owners along with notebooks and sketchpads belonging to the kids. I sorted my books into keep and donate piles. I found an empty binder in the pile and put all the recipes that were keepers into it. I want to eventually make a nice little cookbook of favorite recipes but until then the binder serves as a good home and it will make it easy to find the recipes again.