To do list success stories



In the interests of avoiding the all talk, no action pitfall I have refrained from listing all the things that I need to get done to organise my life on this blog.  Instead I have slowly plugged away at each task I know needs doing in between work, household chores, social engagements and property hunting (this last task in particular is especially exhausting and time consuming)...  I have a few successes to write about.

þ Finish my cosmetics cull.

One lucky Vogue forums member received 1.5 kg of my culled cosmetics including MUFE, Dior, Revlon, Lancome.  It felt good passing on this stuff to someone who would get a thrill out of it.  After having bought all new cosmetics in the US recently I knew that I would never use up all my older stuff since my shiny new things were a lot more appealing.

þ Sort out my paperwork. 

My boyfriend is happy we no longer hoard old receipts and cc statements from credit cards I have long cut up and an identity thief is currently plotting to become me since all of this was accidentally thrown away in the regular trash.  I still have an old paper accordion file to go through.  I have a sneaking suspicion that it is home to phone bills dating back to the mid 90s (from my first mobile phone).

þ List the remainder of my culled stuff on eBay. 

The majority of the photographs ended up being over-exposed since I was photographing mostly black Winter pieces in the dark (I miss you day-light savings time).  Thankfully it all mostly sold.  I still have a few Summer items to list.

þ Inch a step closer to actually donating the items from my charity pile. 

For months we have had an unsightly box in the hallway filled with stuff to donate .  Last weekend I packed it all away and it is now sitting in the boot of my car.  Next time I drive by a charity shop or a charity bin - it's good bye to this lot.

I’ve been battling through a few let’s just say ‘life’ issues lately so I’ve really had to force myself to do these things.  It is so easy just to surf the net or to vegetate on the couch and watch movies even though it feels so much more rewarding to get things done.  Sometimes the easy route is not easy after all...

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  1. Yay it feels so good to get through tasks like that! There's a heap of stuff I want to go through at my place although it's all my boyfriends so not sure how much he would like that haha

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    1. He won't like it I'm sure. Tread carefully.

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  2. Good for you - this sounds really productive. I find culling so satisfying.

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  3. good for you. bit by bit it will all be taken care of.

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  4. it feels amazing to cross things off your to do list doesn't it? I went through all my paperwork a while ago too and couldn't believe some of the stuff I held on to.

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  5. Good job! Things can really seem monumental so it's good to break them into small steps.

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    1. I know! I wrote this and then wondered about posting it because re-reading it I sounded so pathetic.

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  6. I love making lists of things to do but never usually achieve anything on them. I culled my undies and sock drawer recently and declared it a job well done. So it's a start .....

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    1. Well done Sue! That's how I'm tackling things - one at a time.

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  7. Your diligence is inspiring. A nice reminder that I should probably get off my butt now and go do something productive :)

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    1. I'm anything but diligent... lazy and struggling myself to get off my butt!

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  8. thanks for the 1.5 kg of makeup! I've been using a fair amount of it as my everyday makeup and love the Dior eyeshadow and Benefit Mascaras!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that it is being used and enjoyed :)

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