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New home

18 Mar

I am all moved in….. I am typing this as I sit in my new office, I am working but it is slow day! I am sitting at my new desk. My office use to be a little girls room, Walls are pink and green. Super cute.

When I moved in here, I made the choice to leave every box in the garage until I had a chance to look through them and decide if I wanted and NEEDED it my new home. So far so good. So when I have a day off I go through a box or two throw away what I do not need, and keep only what I need.

This process started because when packing for my move I saw I still had a lot of things to get rid of. I have also made the choice to at least once every 60 days to do a deep cleaning of closets, cabinets and so on. I was also thinking about to help with my cleaning is to use fly lady. FLYLADY.NET  When looking at her site I see she is zone 4 which is the master bedroom. Lord knows my master bed room needs it. I have to remember my mission is just to de clutter.

 

Time Maagment

If anyone have tips for time management please share. I think I know WHAT to do, But I am not sure.

So here is the plan ( Well the big Announcement)

13 Oct

So I decided to blog about my long term goals and my announcement.

I plan on moving, Not just anywhere; But overseas. There are a few reasons that prompted this choice

1- My job, will allow be to work pretty much anywhere in the world

2- My kids will be grown

3-  There is really nothing keeping me in the area, in the country. Heck my kids although grow might join me.

4- I have ALWAYS wanted to live overseas.

This will not happen over night, As a matter of fact it will take a few years to happen. So here is the short plan

1- Work and save money

2- Get my masters degree

3- Start selling off my things and saving money

I will be doing the above while my youngest finishes high school. (she is in the 9th grade)

In 2017, she will graduate in June, and I will put in my 30 day notice to my current landlord, or not renew my lease, And in mid July I plan to be on a plane to where I will start the next stage of my life.

I will spend the next few years getting myself together. I plan to move with nothing but my clothes, Cell phone, and computer. I will be 46 years old BTW.

So Fiona, that is it… So I will need to work on my downsizing skills, because I will more and likely end up in the U.K, With the tiny closet, and rooms and homes. And I cannot wait to be there.

Sorry folks! Here is the closet

2 Oct

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Before

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After…

I am so sorry I have not posted in so long, But my life had took a turn and just got very complicated. Well On of my last post talked about my closet. Above you will see the completed closet. I do not own any dressers or chest of draws. Everything I own is either hung up, or folded. This was a major goal of mines and I am so happy I have reached it.

Later today I will post what my bedroom looks like, Then move on to the rest of the house. Sort of a mini tour for you all.

Books

4 Jul

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Ok! Yes I do have ebook, Lots of them… But I also have a Nook, and a tablet. And if you are asking if I own a kindle, Yes I do but it is broken…

My books have been the hardest part of this minimalist journey. The ones I did give away were a lot of “self help” “diet” and some others that belong to others that I ended up with. I did keep all of my textbooks and some classics.

Now I am wanting the new Harry Potter Books with the new covers… SMH!

Last night, I went through the box that has my books in it. I could not get rid of one.

I decided I need bookshelves, Not only for myself but for my daughter. I was going to make wall book shelves, But since I am renting and this is a rather large management company, Drilling larger holes in the wall MIGHT not be a good idea. So I am on a book self mission; 2nd hand of course. The deal I am making with myself is not allowing it to fill up. So far every single book I am using for school now, are in a ebook. So unless I buy the new Harry Potter books, I will not be buying any books.

In moving news

Tomorrow I sign my lease, But thanks to a very good friend, She arranged for a friend of hers to move me for HALF the price I would have paid the movers. Woo Hoo! Of course I am working around his schedule, So he will move me Saturday; So I will not sleep in my new place tomorrow.

BUT

Tomorrow I will move the televisions, computers to the new place. I will also re-clean the apartment, change the toilet seats and move a few boxes over.

Houston we have a problem

21 Jun

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I am not happy….

My move date was changed to July 5th. The unit I was going to move into the current tenant has decided not to leave. She did not resign her lease either, so she is month to month.. So I have been assigned a new unit that I can move in July 5th.

So Changing EVERYTHING, electricity, movers, More cost for me But management says they will take off of my rent what I have to pay extra.

But This give me a chance to get some MORE stuff done.

I have a box that is full of things from my nightstand, I think I am going to set a goal to empty that box. Then I will not need a nightstand. Going to invest in a small file cabinet for papers and such.

My dresser, I have been really thinking about getting rid of it. I do not have a lot of clothes, So I am going to test to see how much I really can hang up and how much has to put away. Washing clothes now will see how this goes.

Going to take this process in pieces

16 Jun

Yes pieces!

My house is off the market with sale pending., I do have two more showings tho, (Just in case). So I am planning on spending this week and doing one room at a time.

I am of the third round of the “Jump off the ladder” Challenge. (wondering what this is?, Check it out here….  http://tshirtsandtwine.com/the-jump-off-the-ladder-philosophy/

Well, I am having a hard time, So I am going to take this room by room

Monday-

My Daughter’s room, We have emptied her dresser, it is going in the trash So I am taking it out of her room. We are also going to purge one of those “I have to much crap so I am going to buy this to put it all in things” I am pretty sure she does not need whatever is in that thing.

Tuesday-

My sons room. This room as been storage so to speak. There is some stuff laying around in there, that I should get together.

Wednesday

My room  Lets say I have lost focus in here. For some reason there is paper in here and my desk is a mess.

Thursday

Prep for Friday. Friday I sign my lease on the new place, So I will spend Thursday getting some things together to take to the new place. Televisions, Laptops, telephones stuff like that. This will also include the garage. I have some things that needs to be purged through, sold or given away.

Friday

This is lease sign day, I will spend the day, at the new place cleaning and waiting for cable and others to get there and turn everything on.

The upside there will not be any television or internet here after Friday so I can focus on doing more work at the house.

I hope the last inspection of the house will be done in the house by next week. So I can make the big move by the first of the month.

Moving day countdown!!!

9 Jun

So I am still packing.. I have more stuff than I thought, BUT I has way less stuff.

Things that are done:

1- My son’s room is empty

2- My room is packed up

3- My daughter’s room is packed

4- My bathroom is packed up. Just lotions, toothbrush out.

Here are my boxes

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My daughter has about the same amount of boxes herself. A rubber maid bin with my son things in them. Kitchen stuff

What’s left?

1- The kitchen, I am almost done with it, There is just the matter of the food

2- The lien closets. I have two and need to pack them up.

The plan is to have as much of the house packed up in an hour and half. This is going out the door first….

Washer and dryer

My bed

Living/ diningroom

Deep freezer

Tv’s w/ stands (3)

Dressers (2)

1 desk with computer.

If the movers can move some boxes than that is great, if not I do not care. @ 130 bucks an hour I will like to stay in the 2 hour window.

Since the house might still be under contract, I will have some time to get a lot extra stuff out later. Since I own a truck this job a little easy.

Here is the floor plan of the new place

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It is a nice size. The good thing is everything has a place for everything. The hardest part about this will be my bed. It will fit in the room but it will be over sized.. But I need a place to sleep. My dresser will fit in this closet, so the room will have more space.

13 days!

BTW my Braids

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