Welcome to the day two of Organize Your Life in 30 Days!
Even the impossible is possible one tiny project at a time! Today we are cleaning out our handbags and computer bags of trash and unwanted items. This should take about 5 minutes, if you remember that is ALL we are doing.
A tiny little story about heavy purse, caution this is truthful stuff.
Last year I finally had a tumor removed from my breast that had been bothersome and very painful for more than five years. One of the things I had to let go of during this awful time was my favorite handbags. At the time, I loved to carry every single thing I “MIGHT’ need in an emergency or if I had the inclination to write a quick novel or paint a small water-color canvas in the 2 to 3 minutes I have waiting in my car for the school’s out bell to ring. In other words, I was carrying around a good-sized sack of potatoes every single day.
When the skin around the tumor was irritated the bag had to sit in the car. As I waited for the whole mess to be resolved I notice that my mildly chronic lower back pain and neck pain had disappeared in the months I had to not carry a bag. NO PAIN! Say what? Yep, I had cured myself of one ailment, while dealing with another. ( you see, there is a silver lining in ever gray cloud)
NOTE TO READER: Sacks of potatoes are heavy, think fluffy cotton balls and floating cotton candy.
Tiny Project Assignment:
1. Clear out all the trash from your handbag or computer bag.
2. Organize the remaining stuff.
3. Consider purchasing small organizing bags for things like first aid kits, cosmetics, and other essentials and a key finder that clips
to your purse.
4. Only carry what you need and keep these smaller bags in your car and consider making duplicate for your office. This will lighten a heavy bag almost instantly!
So easy and yet so wonderful! You deserve an organized handbag and computer bag!
Tiny Project – Change Jar
When you clean out your handbags you will probably find loose change. Create a family change jar.
1. Find an empty jar.
2. Encourage everyone to add their spare change to the jar.
3. When the jar is full, make a big deal about taking it to the local coin machine and then depositing to the bank. ( or go old school and roll the money in those nifty coin wraps.)
4. Save you money from the jar for something super special for the family, a mini-trip, a movie night with dinner or some other fabulous idea!
Teaching our little ones that it takes time to save for big purchases is a really important life lesson.
First time here???? Check out yesterday’s post…… Organize Your Life In 30 Days – Try Not To Laugh- It Can Happen
See you tomorrow!
Momma : )