Thursday, July 05, 2007


I have a bunch of projects I'd like to complete in July, so I thought I'd list them out and hopefully be able to cross off most of them when the calendar turns to August.

PAINT! Ok, this is really a project I'd like DH to complete. The fact of the matter is that almost the entire house needs repainting. We chose colors months and months ago! This is what I want painted:
  • Living room
  • Hallway
  • 2nd bath
  • Boys' bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Front door
The playroom and office could use a coat of paint, but they can wait. Our bedroom and bath were painted a couple years ago, but still looks good. Most of those rooms listed above haven't been painted since we moved in, and are dingy and marked.

I'd like to replace the area rug in the living room. DH keeps telling me he can get the stains out, but he's been telling me that for over 6 months and I just want the darn thing gone now.

I need to de-clutter the desk in the hallway and clean out the homeschooling cabinets above it. This MUST be completed in July so we can be ready to go in August!

De-clutter the kitchen cabinets. We own too many cups for one thing . . . time to downsize! I'm about to freecycle about 1/2 the dishes/plastic ware/glasses in there.

Finish moving the hundreds of CD's into CD albums. I got a good start on this project during my pregnancy, then lost steam.

Clean out the linen closet. I think it's time to pare down on the number of towels we own as well.

Plant plants in the 2 planters by our front door. This is a bit tricky because of the heat, but since they are sheltered from most of the sun, I think it's a project that can be successful. Please don't ask me about the plants in our backyard garden . . . they are toast.

Organize the children's books. I had them organized a year ago -- they were neatly placed on bookshelves and separated into types and / or themes -- but it's a mess again. I think that the boys might have been too young last year to understand my organization, so I will get more help from them this year when I attempt this. I also have to make some hard decisions about passing along some of our books. We easily have more than a thousand children's books in this house.

Make progress on my home management binder. I'd like to get the finances section started and completed.

9 projects may be too ambitious for the month of July. I'll consider myself successful if I get through 5 of them. There are more projects I want to see done, but they'll have to wait for another month! I think these are most pressing on my mind.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:20 AM

    The more I read about you, Melanie, the more I realize how much OF an organizer/cleaner/sorter-outer you are. A woman after my own heart! In fact, I'm not nearly as organized as you seem to be..."home management binder".... I could only dream.

    God bless you. Just remember to stop and smell the roses at times! Or the cactus plants....whatever the case may be, eh?!

    Hey! We were in Tonawonda last Saturday - I always think of you when we're there.


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