I have a clipboard, with paper on it and a pen to tap on it. Go on grab yourself one and I promise you somehow you suddenly feel important and organised. Tap that pen against the board and efficiency runs through your veins!!! Ditch those
pear Apple products, those Google documents and spread sheets that control our lives and run with the clipboard!!!
Well maybe it is just me then!!! But hey it seems to work and I am going with it!
So as I type this we are less than 3 weeks till we move out. I would liked to be saying 3 weeks till we move into our new house but I can’t. 3 weeks today I will be at a holiday cottage which is booked for a week, then a week later we are supposed to be moving into our new house. Supposed being the word because well there is nothing set in stone. Just a small possible hitch in our lives but we will hold out it will all be okay or anyone got spare beds that accept two hairy dogs as well?!!!
So my clipboard has lists on it, with
guessing of time timescales on it. Divided into simple lined area’s with the odd doodle or two. I turn the page to see more but somehow having more on the other page is fine as you just stick with the page on the top, far less daunting! To be honest as I look around I feel I am now way ahead of schedule, I may of course be fooling myself.
My clipboard although making me feel organised I have to confess to feeling ultra stressed. Mostly things out of my own hands which always makes them so much more stressful doesn’t it? School to still organise for Bex then uniforms and all the stuff that goes with sorting out new schools. Furniture we are moving very little. So as such we seem to be winging it and heading there or to where ever we end up with very little furniture. A lover of the odd camping trip I might be but the thought of moving in after a week of living in limbo and without a sofa to slump on once your there is somewhat not so appealing.
The next week fingers crossed and Bex also has her place in school both my children will be starting a new school. Which means I will have just a couple day’s to sort out the house so it is more settled which also means going to buy new furniture. There is only so many nights bean bags are fun, my husbands words not mine. Which come to think about it I have never seen him using the bean bags!!!
But back to my clipboard with a bit of sanity. My new page will be how to make it as smooth as possible. This means dealing also with solicitors and
very slightly stubborn husband and me at high level alert stress volume 100!!!
Someone pass the wine, it is 10.30 Sunday morning I don’t think that is to early is it?
Filed under: Project downsize & de-clutter