Sunday, January 18, 2009


That's the word.
Thought, creativity, ideas: those are the easy parts. Taking a deep breath and putting the ideas into action is much, much harder. That's what I need to do.
I was reading a column on Work it Mom about doing a closet "cleanse." There are several ways to approach this, and my closet needs a major cleanse. So does Amigo's. La Petite's probably does, too, but none of the others matter in the Action goal: just mine. Action means I'll choose a plan for cleaning the closet, purging it of clothes I no longer wear, and organizing what's left. When? I don't know, but that's just one example.
We had a surprise (sort of) day off from school a few days ago, and I took part of the day to clean the kitchen, and I mean really cleaned it. Scrubbed the stove, cleaned a few refrigerator shelves, rearranged part of the tiny counter space to make snack baskets and phone chargers more accessible. I baked bread and then cleaned the breadmaker inside and out. I wish I had a cover for it so it wouldn't get so dusty - wait! Action! I used a pretty towel to cover it. It's a good temporary fix, a frugal choice (no $ spent), and it'll keep the breadmaker cleaner between uses.
I hope to have more days like this, days when I can take on a small project and finish it. Each time I take action on something at home or at school, I can feel successful.
So here goes, the word for 2009: Lights, Camera, Action!!

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Blogger Unknown said...

You have any old pillowcases that no longer go on any beds, but sit in the linen closet waiting for someone to use them? Put your unused appliances in them. Keeps them clean, and covers every part of appliance so nothing gets lost.

1/18/2009 8:52 AM  
Blogger said...

This is the time of year that the closets need big cleanings. Good luck!

1/18/2009 9:02 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Action is a terrific word for the year. This is especially good for people who are big planners and substitute creating the plan for doing the action spelled out in the plan. Okay, I resemble that.

I don't have closets to deal with but 2-3 dozen cartons that have never been unpacked since we moved here and now need to be divided.

1/18/2009 11:55 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I always considered a "snow" day as a gift day to finish a project. Deep cleaning a closet, drawers, or the kitchen was usually at the top of the list. During the ice storm of January 1998 I cleaned out both bedroom closets and every drawer in the kitchen!

1/19/2009 7:02 PM  

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