My goal is to get through one closet a month in this house. I've done two this month so far. Maybe that clears me for February?
I did my son's room yesterday. He of the ten zillion toys. Before we started his room you literally could not walk through the space. By the time we were done, he had enough room in there to park a Volkswagon. He's quite the happy camper now. I have a mega-sized donation for the Salvation Army, a sizeable pile of toys for our garage sale in the spring, and his closet has been properly organized.
DH installed extra shelving, and I had my son organize and separate all his toys into bins, then install those bins on the shelves. It's something I've been meaning to do for at least a year, but when you're writing 8 books a year, there's not a whole lot of free time in there to do this kind of thing ;-)
Last week, I did my office closet. That one was the biggest eyesore in the entire house. It was, quite literally, my dumping ground. I tore everything out, put it all in my office, and moved a bookcase in there to put all my books on so that when I go to send stuff out for contests, they are all right there, easy to see what I have for stock for fans, etc. It's SO much easier. But when I cleared off the bookcase, it had all these toys on it, which was what necessitated cleaning out my son's room. Next is my daughter's closet. She's overjoyed. Not.
And then the next big project. Pictures. My poor son thinks we never took a picture of him because I haven't had time to assemble a single photo album since his birth. I have DEVELOPED the pictures. I have SORTED the pictures. I have BOUGHT the albums. But have I actually PUT the pictures IN the albums?
No. Because I have this crazy idea I'll do scrapbooking or some such really nice thing when all I should do is just slap some pictures in an album and call it done so the kid can at least see we loved him enough to capture him on film. I know, though, from talking to my friends, that I am not the only one with a gazillion years of un-albumed photos. So I don't feel bad.
Still, it remains on my 2007 To Do list.
After the closets. Only 9 more to go ;-)