Well I think I have my insomnia tackled. I haven’t been napping and I haven’t drank coffee in the afternoon, other than my one cup after lunch, and I am able to fall asleep, so that is good. I feel like my Lexapro is working and I’m wondering if it gives me energy, or if I have extra energy because it’s increasing my serotonin levels which is making me feel less depressed which is automatically giving me more energy.
So what I did on New Year’s Eve is take EVERYTHING (and I mean EVERYTHING) out of our basement storage area, put it in the basement, go through it, create a pile for goodwill (2 trips with my SUV loaded to the brim), create a pile for trash, and consolidate bins (I have empty bins!!!). It felt really, really good to get that done but it was hard work because I was doing it single handedly and now for the first time in my life I feel like I actually know where everything is in my house! (except in the garage – that’s Jeff’s domain, but it’s fairly organized).
I really, really should have taken a “before” picture but here is what it looked like when I pulled everything out:
I swept the entire room out and consolidated items. For goodwill:
Everything labeled! Everything on a shelf! Empty bins on top! Empty shelf! (Yes we have 5 bins of Xmas decorations. Oiy vey).
Yes we still have too many vases but…some of them are really nice and I don’t want to get rid of them!
If you know me, and you know how unorganized I usually am (except at work), you know what a HUGE accomplishment this was for me! I even did our little storage area next to this too!
In unrelated news, do you save your American Girl Doll boxes? I haven’t been but I have two I could save…yay or nay?