Productivity on full tilt.

It was a “short week” since we had Monday off but we have managed to eek a lot of productivity out already – and it’s only Wednesday!

Birdie #2 and I finally delivered two projects today. One was a batch of etched awards for a local elementary school and the second was…THE ballet studio order. It is finally done and if we never see another Peter Pan shirt, it will be too soon. I promise to get photos and post about it soon…they really did turn out kinda awesome.

I sent my tax paperwork off to our tax man today, too. Hopefully we will get good news again this year, confirming the fact that it was a good idea to buy our house. (I already know it was…but as the house list of projects gets longer, I sometimes wonder.)

And finally my car is back in the driveway and legit with the state of California again. My registration was due last week but I hadn’t taken the car in – and couldn’t since I didn’t have it – to get smog tested. So check, and check! Done.

But the very best piece of productivity came from Birdie #2′s “great idea of the day” yesterday while we were in Hobby Lobby doing some recognizance for our next big project (we are the decorating chairs for the big SEF fundraiser next month – so SG peeps, buy your tix right now!).

Laundry is the bane of my existence. I used to loathe unloading the dishwasher, but I’ve kind of resigned myself to the fact that I need to do that each morning, like it or not. But laundry…grrrr….laundry! On any given day walk into our living room and there are stacks of laundry waiting to be brought upstairs and put away. I have one laundry basket that I use to carry laundry down – or out from the laundry room – so the girls are often left to carrying their “stacks” up to their rooms. Sometimes they make it and sometimes half of the stack is even still folded when it gets put away.

So Jamie’s idea (we tease her about having only one good idea per day, but in reality she has MANY good ideas!) while we were in the spring aisle at HL – why don’t we just get each of the girls one of their own little baskets in their own favorite color and then fold clothing directly into their basket. They can carry it up (because it is kid-sized) and it gets put away and brought back down so they will get a fresh batch of clean, folded laundry.

We’ve used it the past two days and it is kind of amazing how such a little thing can make such a big difference in an otherwise dreaded chore.

photoI’m sure it is just the novelty of something bright, pretty and new – but so far so good and nobody is bucking the new system.


3 thoughts on “Productivity on full tilt.

  1. I”m so glad that works for you….I tried that and had far less success….LOL. Mine were just plain white baskets…maybe that was the problem! ha :)

  2. Hey, whatever works!!! I just place the stacks on their dresser. I have one child who puts the laundry up and one who needs LOTS of encouraging and reminding.

  3. Today I was wondering what it would be like to actually have all of the laundry done at one time. Just when I thought I was going to do it I realized that the boy didn’t wipe the best :) and didn’t put undies back on so the first pair of pants were already in the hamper. Then the girl decided to not even try to go to the potty 3 times today. Oy! The hamper is half full already.

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