These Last Two Weeks

February is a short month so that means my month-long stint of doing nothing is slightly short-changed due to the fact I only get 28 days.  4 weeks!  The first two weeks were a blur, with the first week being celebratory and me spending some money like I won the lottery or something; the second week was filled with mostly Vegas, which was a blast.  So now I have these last two weeks – and with Larry getting some work, it means there’s really no more traveling around.  I’m very good with that though – I have spent plenty of money this month already and my wallet could use a break.

So what am I doing?  WELL, you saw that in my earlier post, I had mentioned Marie Kondo’s tidying book.  That’s what my goal is now.  Starting Tuesday, I got to work on our storage unit and I had a specific goal in mind: those damn boxes of DVDs.  I absolutely love movies but I have moved past the stage of wanting to have all those movies on display.  You may remember that I used to love putting my giant movie collection up in my Boltz shelving systems….You can see below where I adorned my Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, NYC and Santa Monica homes with the goodness:

When we moved to Franklin Hills, I didn’t unpack all of the DVD boxes.  I just put out the Blu-Rays and a very few select DVDs.  There was no room for those shelves anymore and it was honestly a relief to not have that wall of media taking over the room.  So we have this for our Blu-Rays currently:

1-IMG_2124That’s probably still too much for some people, but I do like having SOME things at the ready.  But I still had those items from before, but they were tucked safely away in boxes.  But here’s the thing:  Now I still have to move those boxes and store them when we move again, PLUS I can’t easily get to content that’s only on those DVDs.  Well, with today’s work, problem solved, as now what was stored in 5 boxes below is now in 3 binders, while 5 boxes worth of cases are now headed to the recycling bin.

18-Feb-2015 13:03, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 32
18-Feb-2015 13:03, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.005 sec, ISO 32
19-Feb-2015 13:27, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.033 sec, ISO 125

It feels good.

So that was a lot of the work I did on Tuesday and Wednesday.  I had to order a third binder which came in today to finish up the job.  I’ve also been inventorying all my media, because I am a nerd.  But today was when I moved on to paperwork and Job Office boxes.  GEEZ LOUISE!  I think I held on to absolutely everything I was ever given from the USAF, GE, and NBC.  Seriously.   How could I have kept EVERY SINGLE ORDER I received from the military?  Half of the stuff I was able to chuck into the trash, but there is a lot I have to shred.  But we’re making progress.  Marie Kondo recommended that you start with clothes, but she also suggested that you go through the easy stuff first.  Believe me, these media things and all the paperwork is by far the easiest stuff to tackle.  Very satisfying too.  I went through a 3-drawer organizer today that ended up basically empty except for all the shit I have to shred.

19-Feb-2015 13:24, Apple iPhone 6, 2.2, 4.15mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 32

Progress, progress, progress!  This picture above is what remains of the boxes I took from my office.  It’s kind of nice to get rid of all that NBC shit that doesn’t matter anymore!

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