Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Purge update...10-12-2010

I started working on this September 14--- It has been JUST under a month and I have done ALOT! 

Although some are not striked through I am working on or have almost finished SOME of them!

switch kate and matts bed

set up kates new bed

set up Emilys bed

re set up Matts bed

move shelf from living room

move TV, dvd, Wii, set up on school room shelf

move furniture in girls room

change out closets in girls room

go through kids clothing:

shirts-limit number to 10

pants- limit number to 10 (jeans, shorts, carpi's etc.)

length of dresses-

seasonal clothes- jackets, rain jackets, boots, gloves etc

Personal clothes item- fit and worness

store seasonal things that I need to keep we do still have shorts out but I have stored some things.

send clothes to people who can use them

donate old blankets, sheets torn towels to SPCA  I am serious when I say I had none except for one torn towel.  I have one set of sheets for each bed except mine.  I just dont keep extras.  I think once we get the girls their NEW bedding I will keep their old stuff for extra. 


seasonal  bought fall shoes for all three kids, still have about half the flip flops out though!




go through bags


backpacks- looking for tears




cull through books that can be packed for other years still have some in storage

go through mulitple copies of books that I dont need

get rid of books that are for younger kids

go through curriculum that I KNOW we will not use  except for storage books.

go through fiction books

go through Christian living, helps, home schooling books

buy new book case for school room got one from the school room in Arcola- THANKS Vickie!

rearrange larger books on big shelf and put all smaller books on the new shelf  re stored some books and made room for books so waiting on new book shelf.

organize by subjects: History, science, fiction, current read alouds for the year, extra reading


throw away any that are broken

find ways to organize what we kept

Get rid of unused, unwanted, baby, or repeat items

Personal items:

papers--- put them in individual catagories (possible a travel file folder thing)

keepsakes- store if needed or take a picture of and get rid of.


Get rid of unneeded

send couch cushions to dry cleaners

take down curtains to wash

paint book case in school room

get another white pull out drawer for under school desk (with at least 4 drawers)

start looking for dining room chairs!!!!    I would like 6 and I dont mind if I have to paint them.  gotta save up for this though so I wont strike through this for a while!

arrange to use more functionally

store items of value if necessary WE have no furniture of value that should be store!


go through seasonal decor- anything I am not using this fall season that I have I should get rid of...

go through general house decor and get rid of anything that is not longer "ME",  Did it but will do it again after Christmas- I put away more decor for Christmas decorations so when I pull it back out I can re think it.

get rid of stored decor that I no longer want

decide on paint colors and work toward being able to paint

Christmas--- I will get this out mid Nov OR after our Little Rock trip and go through it doing the same thing- If I am not using it I should get rid of it.

Make sure that each seasonal storage bin is actually what it is labeled as. I know I am missing a fall box right now!  the box was found!


get rid of multiple supplies that are unneeded, i.e. staplers, hole punches (do we need 3 or 4?)

organize current supplies

update stock (i.e. need mailers, stamps, staples, rubber bands etc)

update cleaning supplies

get a holder for underneath kitchen counter

get a holder for underneath bathroom counter

buy clear container to hold additional cleaning supplies


organize---currently all in ONE place waiting to be scanned...in evelopes by event or date.

scan in what I want

get negatives in one place

get a back up of current photos except one I need to scan in

develop the film (yes actual film, it still exists~)

throw away unwanted duplicates

scan scrap book pages and determine what I am keeping

organize current photo files and archive if needed

order pics that I have been wanting to order

make snap fish book of Chicago trip

Send pics to Sarah and Kristal

mail old pictures to people who might enjoy them--- working on this have given some to people though.

change out a few pics of family in the frames in the living room OR add frames


determine if they are scratched beyond being usable

alphabetize them

separate school, computer games, CDs from movies---- half done

return any that I know are not mine  I only found one...

get rid of any we no longer watch because of age or content

put all CDs on computer-

Music on Computer-

organize better

make song list for IPOD

get rid of music for content if any

change movies out on the IPODS

update syncs between IPODS and both computers


cull through throw away, get rid of , give away, pack if needed

fix things that have been broken that I keep meaning to "get to"

send clothes to menders


clean out suburban

take shots, post on Craig's list etc.

get title for Truck taken care of

replenish cleaning supplies for truck

get carpet cleaned in both vehicles

update insurance when necessary

Bills and banking:

find better way to organize paper that I need to keep for a while its called a box labeled bills.  I just gotta PUT THEM THERE.

set up automatic bill pay for bills we can

change automatic savings on bank account

start account for kids

cull through stored "papers" and shred what is not needed anymore

finish "pre" budget through the end of the year.

order address stickers  got them free minus 3.00 shipping at vistaprint.com/entbook
It was a great deal.. they are customized and Very cute!


go through wires, plugs, chargers and get rid of unneeded

organized kids electronics- find common place to charge minus one lost ds!  argggg.

get games in one spot so far...

buy box for Misc Wii items

cull through games- sell if do not use

buy electronics cleaner and clean keyboards, screens, dust inside

get new printer ink

find new alarm clock that fits needs better- LOUD


I cleaned out under the kitchen cabinets and got rid of STUFF.
I cleaned out the pantry and re organized it and LABELED.
I sold my books at the Home School Store and made 75.00 dollars!
I gave away a minumum of 8 full crates and a number of bags.
I threw away at least 10 trashbags when all was said and done!

I reorganized my closet, hung shoe racks and added a jewlery organizer.

In addition to the other trash and purge number I cleaned out the entire STORAGE BUILDING!  I threw away a HUGE trash can worth of stuff and added 6 more FILLED tubs to the give away pile!!!!  Whoo HOO!

I labeled the dvd sleeve on the kids movies so they KNOW where to put them up.  LOVE IT.

cleaned out medicine holder to check for expiration dates...

put all photos on computer from CDs I already had
started the process of getting all negative scanned in to be an a digital CD so that I can keep them on the computer

GOT EVERYTHING out of storage/ school room in Arcola, now i gotta go through it, this will mean more throw away, more give away and more organizing!  So my numbers above will rise!  :)

1 comment:

aneisa said...

YAY CARRIE!!!! :0)