I don’t use my desktop computer. And it shall sit and collect dust no more! This goal was a lot more involved than just posting an old computer on Craigslist. First, I went through all the files: archived, organized, or deleted. Next, I bought a cheap small external hard drive to store all the files on. After that, I transferred all of it to my laptop to eliminate duplicates. And then did a final backup to the external hard drive. I’d been advised not to buy a cheap external hard drive, because they die a lot. However, I’m just using as a backup system, so I think it should be fine. Next, I posted my monitor on Craigslist. I will end up donating it if it doesn’t sell. It’s nice to have more space in my apartment, now that the mammoth desktop is off my desk.
Thankfully, this week wasn’t too much work. After cleaning the bathroom and organizing a couple of drawers, I just need to pick up a few bathroom organizing containers at IKEA. I’m also still looking for a small vase for the bathroom.
Still to pick up on my Apartment Therapy Shopping List:
laundry hamper liner
drawer organizing containers
something to cover the breaker box
media shelf to set inside the TV bench
vase for bathroom
On to week 7!
Week 6 – Light Therapy
Declutter bathroom cabinet
Arrange bathroom efficiently
Upgrade razor and shaving supplies
Purchase bath salts
and nice soap
Place a candle in the bathroom
Consider scents for your home
Plan for the week ahead on Sunday
Wake early and take a bath before work
Straighten desk at work
It’s good to know that Week 5 is the typical week to fall off the “Apartment Therapy Cure” wagon. Maxwell (Apartment Therapy author) posted that we should focus on what we’ve accomplished so far in the cure to try and motivate ourselves (and each other). So here’s what I have –and haven’t– done.
NEED TO DO STILL:
Yes, this does make me feel like I’ve accomplished a lot more!
I have been warned about week 5… looks like I’ll be spending some time organizing my files.
Week 5 – Getting Into the Thick of It
Clean office area
Vacuum, dust, mop
Tackle the cord octopus
Try a one-day media fast
Buy fresh flowers
Choose at least 1 soft/hard thing to add or subtract
Cook 3 meals at home this week (3 of 3)
Eat at home Sunday through Thursday (4 of 5)
Get to bed early and read before sleep (define ‘early’)