Ok, before I show you a picture of what I tackled. Please don't judge. :) We live in an apartment so the storage space is somewhat limited. Our kitchen table has pretty much become the hub of our lives. It's right around the corner from the door so everything gets thrown on it. Here is what it looked like over the weekend:
Ok. I'm pretty sure my heart just fell into my stomach. I can't believe I just posted that online. But, that's what it looks like no matter how unorganized it is. Most of it's stuff that I will use through out the week: my new school books, coupons, purse, magazines....etc.
In case you are wondering why I have a computer on my kitchen table here is why. My laptop took a dump on me. So, I ordered a computer through work. It was my understanding that if I ordered a desktop, we would switch it out with the old one. The day the desktop comes, I am told that there is no need to get rid of the old computer. What?! Where am I supposed to put the new one? Had I known this, I would have gotten a laptop. It was sitting on th coffee table but I had to move it. So, the kitchen table was the next best place.
Here is what my kitchen table looks like as I type this:
I still have weeks worth of coupons and about 5 magazines I keep forgetting I have. But now they are more organized. Once my coupon train envelope arrives, I will be able to get rid of the stack. I also have my bag packed for school since we start tomorrow night. I feel pretty good about the results. What kills me is that it only took me 10 minutes to do that. I'm wondering why can't I do this daily? It's not like it takes a whole afternoon or anything.
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