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Jan012012

2012 Resolutions

Happy New Year! Like many people I am kicking off 2012 with a few resolutions for the upcoming year.

My first resolution is to purge and organize my home. I have way too much stuff due primarily to two reasons. First, as anyone who knows me can attest to, I am very sentimental so I keep everything. Do I really need a box of notes folded into footballs from Junior High? I probably do not. Second, after spending several years struggling to make ends meet while I was in school I am loathe to waste anything. If I can think of any possible reason why I may need something in the future I keep it just in case. Do I really need to keep my old, cheap can opener that slips off the rims of cans just in case my good can opener breaks? In reality, if my good one breaks I am at a point in my life where I can buy a new one instead of dealing with the hassles of my old junky one.

So, as a concrete goal I plan to get rid of one curbside trash cart (32 gallon volume) of things from my house each week. Since I plan to recycle what I can or donate anything useful to Goodwill I will count those items to my volume amount in addition to what I put in the trash. My problem in the past has been that I get too overwhelmed sorting through boxes and I think this will give me a manageable goal.

My second resolution is to finish up some of the many unfinished projects I have around the house. I bought my house in the fall of 2007 and it needed major remodeling. That phase is over but now I have a ton of finishing things that need to get done that I have been procrasinating about. My plan is to go room by room and start ticking off the items on my list. I also need to do work on my landscaping and finish up my patio furniture that I built.

I have some high hopes for being productive this year and I am going to do my best to stay on track with my resolutions. Here's to 2012! 

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