Did you know there is a direct relationship between clutter and money problems? People who can't handle their finances have too much stuff. I know this to be true. I have several acquaintances that are clutter bugs and scrap bookers and quilters and jewelry makers. There is nothing wrong with any of these things. But if you are buying them and they are cluttering up your house and you can't afford them or you are not using them then they are not bringing you joy and you need to stop and think about your next purchase.
I am not saying these things to be a know it all. It is just that I have been caught in this trap before or one similar and it was no fun, expensive, a means of real guilt when I could not pay my bills. Let's get rid of the crap (trap) because you can't organize clutter, you just clean around it and it grows.
I was able to get home this weekend after the move with $76.00 to start the week. The studio is a little scary as the 10th is not until Friday and the month of January ended in the middle of the week. This causes a drop in tuition at the beginning of the month. Now the parents will have to pay by Friday or receive a late charge. I run a zero based budget and I need to do payroll by the 5th. That is only fair to the teachers who work an entire month without a pay check. Well payroll is running about $300.00 more than I expected and I did/do not have enough money taken in,in tuition to cover the payroll. The only thing that is saving my hiney is that I have a check in my purse for the Theater bill that came late in January. Money was set aside for this and I am kiting on that to do payroll. It will be okay, it is just that a great deal of money had better come in this week!
So I took all these great pictures of all S's crap that would be gone when she moved and then I erased all but one of the pictures, so here are the pictures of the clean surfaces and closets and it is so nice!
See the pictures stored behind my shop desk/ and the corner of the old fashioned sewing machine that was very heavy. It was my grandmothers treadle and I learned to sew on it. Gone!
Basement shop entrance is clean and you can move in there!
Isn't it nice to reclaim space, that was full of clutter. Although I will miss my girl.
Out My Window: Beautiful out, Sunny, warm just gorgeous.
Well off to the salt mines, I have so much to do. I have also had two free pain days, yesterday was good and today, is the same. May it continue. May be I will go back into remission? Oh pray for that.
Have a great and productive day!