A few goals I have for this first part of retirement:
- We have mountains of things in the basement that were moved here in a willy-nilly fashion. I believe that 90% of the items are things wanted and still valued. But the packing was done in a "where's an empty box/get it moved now" fashion so things aren't labeled, nor are they well-organized. So obviously I want to get things unpacked and organized and put in a logical place. But I know 2 things. First, there's no way I will go downstairs and spend an entire 2-3 days going through things. Second, I need to set small, specific goals. So my first goal is to spend 30 minutes at least 5 days a week, unpacking, sorting, and organizing.
- I have a huge 40 gallon plastic tub of photos as well as several miscellaneous small boxes of them. I want to sort and organize those photos. This will be 2nd goal, once the basement stuff is dealt with. I will spend 1/2 hour sorting those. To that end, I'll be purchasing some photo boxes the next time I'm in Keene.
- My 3rd goal is to develop a housekeeping routine --- one major chore per weekday, and a daily goal of making sure the table top and the island counter are clutter free every morning.
So, this first Monday in July found me scrubbing the 2 bathrooms and I sorted/organized 2 boxes of papers. I even got some laundry done.