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Making Progress on the Never Ending To Do List

January 28th, 2019 at 02:08 pm

I keep a "Never Ending To Do List" that I am always updating and working on. It helps me with getting things done that are getting put off, because eventually they will be the oldest thing on the list, and I want to make sure that oldest item gets done!

Going through my bathroom cupboards was the oldest thing on my list, I put it on there way back on 7/9/18! It's finally done and I got sooooo much stuff out of there, and even made some money selling some items out of there!

Tossed - 166
Recycled - 56
Donated - 93
Sold - 185
Total = 500!!!!

I've made $37 so far selling items that I didn't need and added two items to my rummage sale inventory.

The donated items were mostly small toiletries items that I donated to those little neighborhood pantries, I also donated a pair of my old glasses. I usually do that whenever I get a new paid, but I had missed one in the mess.

I also sold a lot of the toiletries in batches, we get a lot of them from going on casino trips.






I forgot to take a before pic of the second cupboard but it was a mess! There is also a 3rd one that is all cleaned out of.

So happy to have these nice cleaned out cupboards and finally be organized in there. Smile

On to the next item on the list!

Caught up on the last 3 years of filing!

June 20th, 2017 at 01:02 pm

When I got remarried in 2015 I also moved to another town, and bought a new house, all basically at the same time.....filing took a back seat to staying on top of normal duties, unpacking, etc. and eventually got too unmanageable to catch up.

This last week I FINALLY tackled it and got all of my filing done for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. I got rid of a massive pile to shred, made new files for new categories (like Puppies!) and backfiled everything that wasn't for this year. Plus got everything together for this coming years taxes so we won't have to dig around for anything.

Feels so good to cross that off the ole "To Do" list!

My Never-Ending To Do List

January 20th, 2016 at 07:50 am

I started a "Never-Ending" To Do List back in July when I was getting ready for the wedding.

I absolutely love it and it helps me get things completed that I pushed off for a long time.

I have always been a big "list" person, and would have little lists all over the place and typically would get the easier tasks done and then the list gets thrown away and the junk I didn't want to do would never get done. Now with my never-ending list, I have a smaller size notebook and every day I write the date and every time I think of something I need to do I write it down even if I have no intentions of doing it today, or even this week or this month, at least it is on the list to eventually get done. Then the next day the same thing, etc. Many of the items are crossed off within the same day or week that I write them down (laundry, dishes, making a recipe, print off a form, renew library books, etc.) and then there are many that stay on there for weeks or even months (change name on passport, get MO a passport, use label maker, etc.).

The reason this works so good for me is because eventually every item that I have ignored will one day be the oldest item on the list....and I want to get the oldest items done....so once something is the oldest item I really work to get it done instead of leaving it. Right now the oldest 2 items on my list are change name with new mortgage company (9/6/15) (they gave me a laundry list of paper work to submit with it, so I am working on getting all of the papers together, relying on MO for some of them) and selling my old wedding ring set (9/19/15).

The name change I definitely would have done right away had it not come with about 20 hoops! When I changed my name on the mortgage for my bank, I just showed them my marriage cert and they changed it right away. With our new mortgage, they gave me a list of 10 items they need including my new SSN Card, a $10 fee (for a name change?!) and many other items.....super frustrating!

The ring I had tried to take around to several jewelry shops to see what they would offer. Unfortunately the best offers I was getting was around $400 (this was a $5000 set, 14K white gold, 2 ctw diamonds) because they all said they would take it all apart and make new jewelry out of it. I want to get rid of it, but I don't NEED the money and if they are only going to give $400 then I am just going to hold onto it for now. I did put it on a local selling site for $2500 so hoping to at least get some interest there...I think the lowest I would take would be $1000-$1500 and that is really sad as it is a beautiful ring, but I certainly understand people not wanting a "used" set.

So if you are like me and always have certain items that you just keep putting off this has helped me a lot to focus and get that old junk done!!

To Do List for the Week

March 2nd, 2015 at 12:19 pm

I got a few more things done this weekend for moving.

*Bought and installed 2 key locking doorknobs for my bedroom and my stockpile extra room.

*Bought key locking doorknob for my office at BF's house. (He will take that home to install)

*Moved some items out of roommates bedroom and into the extra bedroom (not finished yet though).

*Made house key for roommate.

*XH picked up his box of stuff, so that is gone.

*My giveaway coffee table was picked up.

*I took several bags of items that needed to go to my Mom's house up to her house, so that is another load of stuff out of the house.

*Scheduled eye apt, wanted to get that done before I moved so I don't have to make a seperate trip back to town for it. Need to use my yearly allowance for contacts. I had my dental apt last week, so won't have to worry about that for 6 months. (30 years, never had a cavaty!)

I was hoping to get more done, but just didn't happen. Oh well, progress is progress!

I am going to Laughlin/Vegas in 6 days, so switching from moving mode, to vacation mode. I need to get packed, get my house cleaned up, and make arrangements for bills etc., while I am out of town. So here is my To Do List for the week:

-Pack carry on bag
-Pack suitcase
-Pay electric bill
-Pay dental bill
-Clean kitchen
-Clean out fridge
-Empty dishwasher
-Take out garbage
-Pick up living room
-Vacuum living room
-Clean off kitchen table
-Clean out closets in extra bedroom
-Laundry
-Clean bedroom
-Take out bathroom garbage
-Mail
-Make March 2015 Calander
-Wax Eyebrows
-Paint toenails
-Pick up cash for trip
-Hair cut/color
-Visit friend and new baby!
-Pick up newspapers
-Menards Rebates
-Get library book for book club to read on plane

Ofta....In addition to that, I am hoping to work about 10hrs OT this week (since I won't have any next week) and also BF has State Darts tournament as well. Going to have to be diligent to get everything done!

Continuing on the post-divorce To Do List and randoms

October 14th, 2014 at 05:45 am

Continuing to get things done on the post-divorce "To Do" List. Got XH removed from my health insurance. I was waiting until he had his own coverage in place before I removed him, and due to the untimely deaths of his grandmother and mother that was delayed, but he finally had coverage as of 10/1/14, and so I had his termination backdated to that day and I will get a small refund in my paycheck for the premium. Now my health insurance is just me so will completely free. The only thing I pay is for vision and that is $4 a month which is well worth it for my glasses or contacts each year.

Last night was my and BFs last night of coed softball, we ended the season at 9-3! Good year and a very fun team! We plan on having a softball party at my house next weekend so that will be fun!

I went pheasant hunting for the first time this weekend. No one in my family hunts, so BF is introducing me to a lot of new things! It was pretty fun and very nice weather considering it is October. We got one (he actually shot 2, but one landed in a sun flower field and we couldn't find it) and BF make me "pheasant nuggets" (as opposed to chicken nuggets). It was very tasty!

Got the garage cleaned out and other randoms

August 7th, 2014 at 11:02 am

My mom and I cleaned out the garage yesterday. Ended up with quite a large pile of stuff for XH, he is coming today to pick-up.

So that is good, the garage is ready now for the BIG rummage sale and another baby step towards everything done with XH. I thought he only had a few things in there, so I am glad we cleaned it good cause I didn't realize he had so much stuff out there.


I am constantly on the move right now, even busier then before. Between work, OT, 2 nights a week of softball, getting ready for the rummage sale, and dating someone that lives an hr away, I never have a second to sit down!
However I do think staying this busy is helping me a lot so I don't have my mind wondering so much to the sad/mad parts.

A few more things I need to get done:
-Close HSBC Account
-Change Midcontinent to auto pay on my CC
-Register my new Discover Card for an online account
-Change the checking account my Chase card pays from
-Pay XH's medical bill (this was already agreed by both of us that I would it out of the HSA account)
-Cancel the auto payments on XH's CC

To Do Week of 6/21/14

June 19th, 2014 at 02:58 pm

I have all of next week off of work (I always take the whole week of my birthday off Smile ).
So time to get some junk done again! I have a lot of things left to do from my last list, but it just seems to NEVER end right now! So here is what I have so far....

Bedroom
( )Laundry
( )Clean out/vacuum XH closet
( )Move summer clothes into MY 2nd closet
( )Reorganize my fall/winter clothes closet
Bathroom
( )Take out garbage
( )Take out items for XH to take from medicine cabinet
( )Re-oragnize MY extra cabinets
Office
( )File
( )Move 2013 files to permanent file
( )Finish cleaning toys
( )Finish marking toys
( )Enter Coke Points
( )Enter Special K Points
( )Vacuum
Kitchen
( )Wash Dishes
( )Clean off counters
( )Clean off table
( )Clean out fridge (I just did this, but just reorganize and keep clean)
( )Clean off top of fridge
( )Sweep Floor
( )Mop Floor
( )Organize recycling bins
( )Wash new dishes
( )Pack up old dishes for XH
( )Go through/separate small kitchen appliances
Landing
( )Make Calendar for July
( )Put away shoes
( )Sweep
( )Mop
Garage
( )Clean out
( )Sweep
( )Spray out garage
Yard
( )Mow Lawn
( )Mow Lawn Again
( )Clean Hot Tub (I have to do this again because XH ordered the wrong cover, which is too small, so now dirt already blew in there, but now I have a tarp to put under the cover so it won't get dirty fast again)
( )Clean out rock bed and lay plastic
( )Take garbage and recycling to curb
( )Trim bushes in front yard
( )Trim tree in backyard
Other
( )Al-Anon Meeting
( )Wax Eyebrows
( )Paint toe nails
( )$50K - $100K Updates for WIR
( )$100K Updates for WIR
( )Get bike in working order
( )Pick out new glasses
( )Dental apt - Monday
( )Take back library books and get new ones
( )Blog CVS Deals
( )Blog FB Sales
Extra Bedroom #1
( )Pick up room
( )Throw out broken dresser
( )Dust
( )Vacuum
Extra Bedroom #2
( )Pick up extra bedroom
( )Organize closet in extra bedroom
( )Vacuum extra bedroom
Workout Everyday
( )Saturday -
( )Sunday -
( )Monday -
( )Tuesday - Softball
( )Wednesday -
( )Thursday - Softball
( )Friday
( )Saturday - Softball
( )Sunday
Fun
( )Go play Bingo
( )Go to some rummage sales
( )Go to a movie
( )Eat Ice Cream!

Cleaned out the chest freezer

May 30th, 2014 at 02:36 pm

Continuing on with cleaning out the garage, after taking the cans to recycling, I cleaned out the chest freezer. It was a mess because it has TONS of bags of ice in it in the bottom (save ice during the year to use for snow cones at the rummage sale). I put all of the bags of ice in neat stacks now under the tray section since I won't need it at all unless it's rummage sale time. I have an ice maker in the freezer in the house, so that is what I use for daily ice use.
Before


And After

Now I can actually see what food is in there! All the bags of candy are for Halloween (NOT for me! LOL!). Got a super deal on them last year, only $1 a bag at CVS! So I stocked up since we get 300+ trick-or-treaters.
I found 3 more bags of fish from Mexico (my Mom goes there every year and brings back fish she catches) that I will cook soon. Also some deer sausage, chicken, and frozen pizzas. Now that I actually know what is in there again I can start planning some meals accordingly. Will also need to go through the pantry cupboards soon too....but I think my list is big enough for now!

To Do List Progress

May 29th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

I am so bad at adding more things to the list as I go..so even though I have checked off a lot..I have added several...oops! Tomorrow I will be running errands and getting those items crossed off.

Bedroom
(X)Laundry
(X)Clean Mirror
(X)Dust Furniture
Bathroom
( )Shower
( )Toilet
( )Sink
( )Mirror
( )Sweep
( )Mop
Office
( )File
( )Move 2013 files to permanent file
( )Clean toys
( )Mark toys
( )Enter Coke Points
( )Enter Special K Points
(X)Wash and pack new storage bins
( )Vacuum
Kitchen
(X)Wash Dishes
(X)Clean off counters
( )Clean off table
(X)Clean oven
(X)Clean microwave
(X)Wash Towels
(X)Clean out fridge
(X)Organize Freezer
( )Sweep Floor
( )Mop Floor
Living Room
( )Pick up
( )Use furniture wash on chairs and couch
( )Wash end tables and TV Stand
( )Vacuum
Landing
( )Make Calendar for June
( )Put away shoes
( )Sweep
( )Mop
Garage
( )Clean out
(X)Get pop cans organized
( )Take pop cans to recycling
( )Sweep
( )Spray out garage
( )Organize Chest Freezer
Yard
(X)Mow Lawn
(X)Clean Hot Tub
( )Clean out rock bed and lay plastic
(X)Take garbage and recycling to curb
Other
(X)Al-Anon Meeting
( )2nd Al-Anon Meeting
(X)Cancel Trip
(X)Buy Coke at CVS
(X)Pay MDU bill
(X)Wax Eyebrows
(X)Paint toe nails
( )Take short and jeans to tailor
( )$50K - $100K Updates for WIR
( )$100K Updates for WIR
(X)Pay mortgage
(X)Grocery shopping
( )Count change and take to bank
( )Get bike in working order
( )Pick out new glasses
( )Oil Change
Workout Everyday
(X)Saturday - Run to Al-Anon
(X)Sunday - Run
(X)Monday - Shape DVD
(X)Tuesday - Softball
(X)Wednesday - Kayaking
( )Thursday - Softball
( )Friday
( )Saturday
( )Sunday
Fun
( )Go play Bingo
( )Go to some rummage sales
( )Go to a movie
(X)Watch and mail 3 Netflix
(X)Read Book on deck
( )Eat Ice Cream!

To Do List Progress

May 25th, 2014 at 08:22 pm

Lots left to do, but made good progress on a few items. Hitting the hay early tonight and hopefully can get a lot done tomorrow.

Bedrooom
( )Laundry
( )Clean Mirror
( )Dust Furniture
Bathroom
( )Shower
( )Toilet
( )Sink
( )Mirror
( )Sweep
( )Mop
Office
( )File
( )Move 2013 files to permanent file
( )Clean toys
( )Mark toys
( )Enter Coke Points
( )Enter Special K Points
(X)Wash and pack new storage bins
( )Vacuum
Kitchen
(X)Wash Dishes
(X)Clean off counters
( )Clean off table
( )Clean oven
( )Clean out fridge
( )Organize Freezer
( )Sweep Floor
( )Mop Floor
Living Room
( )Pick up
( )Use furniture wash on chairs and couch
( )Wash end tables and TV Stand
( )Vacuum
Landing
( )Make Calendar for June
( )Put away shoes
( )Sweep
( )Mop
Garage
( )Clean out
( )Get pop cans organized
( )Take pop cans to recycling
( )Sweep
( )Spray out garage
( )Organize Chest Freezer
Yard
(X)Mow Lawn
(X)Clean Hot Tub
( )Clean out rock bed and lay plastic
( )Take garbage and recycling to curb
Other
(X)Al-Anon Meeting
(X)Cancel Trip
(X)Buy Coke at CVS
(X)Pay MDU bill
( )Wax Eyebrows
(X)Paint toe nails
( )Count change and take to bank
( )Get bike in working order
( )Pick out new glasses
( )Oil Change
Workout Everyday
(X)Saturday - Run to Al-Anon
(X)Sunday
( )Monday
( )Tuesday - Softball
( )Wednesday
( )Thursday - Softball
( )Friday
( )Saturday
( )Sunday
Fun
( )Go play Bingo
( )Go to some rummage sales
( )Go to a movie
( )Watch and mail 3 Netflix
( )Read Book on deck
( )Eat Ice Cream!

Banker Gurl : Man of the House

May 24th, 2014 at 02:25 pm

Well yesterday I worked 10.5 hrs, carried 24 12pk of pop from my car to my basement, then I used a sump pump, lawn mower, extension cord, and fuse box by myself....then I crushed a beer can on my head.
Haha JK, but I did have several delicious Cheladas while I cleaned the hot tub.
So pretty and clean!!!


So after work I found the correct switch in the fuse box and turned off the hot tub (I have never touched the fuse box before). I got out the sump pump (which I have never used before) and put it in the hot tub so that it could pump out the tub while I was mowing the lawn. I had some trouble getting it to work...so I am holding it in the water for several minutes and messing with it trying to get it to kick on...one of the hoses came off while I was doing that, and then suddenly it decides to kick on before I get the hose back on and COMPLETELY soaks me from head to toe! Sprays everywhere, mostly in my face...I am fighting with it trying to get a grip so I can get the hose back on and after the initial shock of getting rocked in the face I am laughing so hard the neighbors probably thought I lost my mind...damn that was funny. Def could have been on AFHV.

So I got that going and while its pumping the tub I mowed the yard. Once I was done with that I went and got my suit on and cleaned the tub which was nice cause it was a beautiful 83 degrees here last night. Brought out some tunes and listened to the Beach Boys Greatest Hits and enjoyed my adult beverages. It was enjoyful. Smile

All that took a few hours and I felt very studly when I was done! Plus was a good start to the Monster To Do List.

MONSTER TO DO LIST

May 24th, 2014 at 01:36 pm

I was hoping to just take a pic of my list to put it on here but it's too tiny of print....I only work 2 of the next 9 days so here is the PLAN! (It's a little ridiculously thorough...but I love checking things off when they are done. Smile


Here we go...
Bedrooom
( )Laundry
( )Clean Mirror
( )Dust Furniture
Bathroom
( )Shower
( )Toilet
( )Sink
( )Mirror
( )Sweep
( )Mop
Office
( )File
( )Move 2013 files to permanent file
( )Clean toys
( )Mark toys
( )Enter Coke Points
( )Enter Special K Points
( ) Wash and pack new storage bins
( )Vacuum
Kitchen
( )Wash Dishes
( )Clean off counters
( )Clean off table
( )Clean oven
( )Clean out fridge
( )Organize Freezer
( )Sweep Floor
( )Mop Floor
Living Room
( )Pick up
( )Use furniture wash on chairs and couch
( )Wash end tables and TV Stand
( )Vacuum
Landing
( )Make Calendar for June
( )Put away shoes
( )Sweep
( )Mop
Garage
( )Clean out
( )Get pop cans organized
( )Take pop cans to recycling
( )Sweep
( )Spray out garage
( )Organize Chest Freezer
Yard
( )Mow Lawn
( )Clean Hot Tub
( )Clean out rock bed and lay plastic
( )Take garbage and recycling to curb
Other
( )Al-Anon Meeting
( )Cancel Trip
( )Buy Coke at CVS
( )Pay MDU bill
( )Wax Eyebrows
( )Paint toe nails
( )Count change and take to bank
( )Get bike in working order
( )Pick out new glasses
( )Oil Change
Workout Everyday
( )Saturday - Run to Al-Anon
( )Sunday
( )Monday
( )Tuesday - Softball
( )Wednesday
( )Thursday - Softball
( )Friday
( )Saturday
( )Sunday
Fun
( )Go play Bingo
( )Go to some rummage sales
( )Go to a movie
( )Watch and mail 3 Netflix
( )Read Book on deck
( )Eat Ice Cream!