Crossing Off My To-Do List

ahhhh…it feel so good to GET THINGS DONE! 

Tomorrow is “Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays” link party here at New Nostalgia. 

I REALLY hope that having this link party each week will continue to motivate me!  I wrote a master “wanna get done” list 5 days ago, and IT IS ACTUALLY WORKING, I’m getting things done!!  It is because I know I will have to write a post every week about what I have done, so thanks to you readers, I will no longer procrastinate.

Here are a few of the things on my to do list that I have crossed off:

~pay $2.10 to school for forgotten school lunch
ok, I know this sounds like a really easy one, and it was, but can you believe it took me over 2 months to “just do it”??  I didn’t use my personal goal of “when I think about it, just do it.”  Thanks to tomorrow’s party, I did get it done.  It took me all of 63 seconds to put some money in an envelope, mark it, and stick it in my daughters backpack for her to take to school.

~clean out trunk
My husband did this, sort of.  Our car had a flat tire last week, so before he took it into the shop, he brought all the junk from the trunk into our sunroom.  There was already a pile of stuff sitting there to be taken to goodwill, so our sunroom looked horrendous.  That was enough to get me to deal with it and put it all away.

my sunroom last fall 

~stuff to Goodwill
I’ve have had a pile of bags and a bin in my sunroom since Christmas.  No joke.  That stuff stared at me every time I left and every time I came back into my home.  Our sunroom is the first impression that guests have of our home, and they have been greeted by a pile of stuff for 3 months now!  The kicker…there is a Goodwill just blocks from our house-it took me less than 5 minutes to load it, drop it off, unload it and drive home.  Why do I put this stuff off??

~ants in basement
Easy fix.  I bought poison.  I rarely do this, I hate pesticides!  There are little discs you can buy that the ants will crawl in, get the “food,” take it back home, share it with their friends, and after their feast they all die.:(  I needed to just do something, especially since I don’t know if these are carpenter ants we are dealing with!  Next time, I am going to try my homemade laundry detergent.  Seriously!  I got a tip from a reader that sprinkling it around wards off pests, and since the ants were in the laundry room, it seems fitting?!?

~make homemade laundry detergent
Did it.  I have a how- to post coming in the very near future!

~boogie study closet
“Boogie” is a term stolen from Flylady.  It just means to move as quickly as you can and get it done, taking a quick break if needed, then right back into it.  It was just a few months ago I did a whole study clean up, so it was a quick boogie and now it is back to being organized again!

~yearly physical appointment made
Done!  I put the number into my online contacts so next time I have no excuse to procrastinate!

~organize papers in sorters on desk
This was the most helpful of all the “To-Do’s” that I did!  I keep papers that need attention in these, so a week or so of no attention can really get me in trouble!  Having this done made me feel so on top of things, I literally felt lighter when I was done.  Guess I need to keep that one up every week, I may live longer..

~create Amazon store for the blog
I have wanted to do this for awhile.  There are many times I talk about a product or ingredient, and a reader will ask where I got it or what I use.  Now I can just put the product in my Amazon store.  I can link up things I love and use, in case you would like to purchase them, too.  The blessing of it is, if you purchase through my link, I will get a small percentage (this does not cost you any more) from Amazon, which in time might add up.  I would love to be able to contribute financially to our family’s budget through this little love of mine called blog.  You will be able to access the store in a week or two, I need to continue to add products I love to it..

~organize stickies
This is an online application that allows virtual, post- it- type notes on a computer desktop.  I use it all the time to quickly type a thought or copy a link.  The problem, they over took my desktop because I didn’t delete them!  They are now organized, problem solved.

Not bad for 5 days!  It barely made a dent in my list, but I’m not stressing. Baby steps.

  I hope to see you all on tuesdays where we can chip away on our to-do’s together!  Next time I may just highlight one thing and write about it, we’ll see.  Come on by tomorrow!  If you are a blogger, link up, if you are a reader, come check it out and feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear what you have been getting done or want to get done!

Thank YOU, my readers.  Without you, I would be getting nothing done!:)

This post is linked to:
 “Works For Me Wednesdays”
“Show and Tell” @ Blue Cricket Designs

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  • Johnlyn ~
    March 10, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I just re-read my comment…I was talking about when you add the amazon option in blogger posts, not a sidebar. Sorry for the misinformation!

  • Johnlyn ~
    March 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    The school lunch thing gets me too. It seems so unimportant compared to the big things!

    I love flylady!

    The only problem with adding Amazon is that you don’t get the spell check feature anymore. So when I blog I have to copy it to microsoft word to check for errors.

  • Amy @ New Nostalgia
    March 10, 2010 at 4:30 am

    our lives-that is an awesome tip, I must try it.

    laurie-i did much of it before i left:) loved your link ups, thank you!

  • Laurie
    March 9, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Wow way to go! How did you do all this with your trip out of town? I better stop procrastinating already so I can join your linky party tomorrow!

  • Our Lives
    March 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Great job Amy! I have this tip from a friend on ants. Wonder if it is the same ingredient in the poison you got:
    Get Rid of Ants
    Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it ‘home,’ can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

    “See” you tomorrow at the A.P. party!

  • The Bookworm
    March 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    *My #1 thing to do was get the 2nd entry to my Testimony up. And I did.

    *Go to Bible Study

    *Go to AWANA

  • Mum in Bloom
    March 8, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    See you tomorrow! My list is much smaller than yours but I am accomplishing those easy little put-off things. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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