|I am Bacon Girllllll! Whoosh whoosh!|
I have been getting so much done over the last few days thanks to the power of bacon.
My office has been a disaster, so I pulled out what was two brimming boxes of product manuals and I organized them in binders by type and location in the house.
Before you slap me with an OCD title, the point isn’t that I’m anally organized; the fact that I was able to carry a huge task like that through without sobbing or wishing for chocolate is pretty incredible.
The office is the one room giving me a case of the butt, so I usually keep the door closed and work on the dining room table, which is no place to work if you expect people to eat where your laptop and your printer happen to be.
|These were overflowing with manuals|
I started with product manuals, tossing out the non-English portions (1/2 to 2/3 of the manual. 3/4 if there was Portuguese in there, tool). I ended up with a vast bag of recycling and only a few binders left with manuals I can now actually locate. As Moss from The IT Crowd might say, “It’s a rudding miracle!”
Now I can place the binders in rooms the items actually exist. I mean, why in the heck am I keeping tool manuals in the house? It’s not like it’s bathroom reading material or something to take to the park and read.
|Voila! I am so rudding organized!|
I used binders that made sense for the equipment/room and broke things out as such: Tools and garden, kitchen, tv, electronics and game systems, exercise equipment, outdoor, camping, small appliance (with little pockets for things like those chunky little cell phone manuals. I made copious use of those clear binder sleeves for manuals and their warranties (when they’re still active), any service plans and the like.
Long story short; I’m happy, my manuals are happy, and I’m sending pounds and pounds of paper to the recycling center to begin its new phase of existence as Fingerhut catalogs.
I weight in for the end of my two weeks tomorrow. Did I lose from last week? Did I stay the same? Stay tuned to find out!
How much energy has low carb given you? Share your experiences!