Redoing The Art Drawer Dividers

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This one didn’t work out the way I wanted. The goal of doing the drawer dividers for the metal drawer box I store my art supplies in was to make the dividers cheap but also modular. The cheap part thanks to the cardboard worked but modular it wasn’t. I couldn’t make the tabs and slots work the way I wanted. So I decided this week, with access to some new and somewhat stronger cardboard I tried again.

Spoilers: It didn’t work as planned. On the plus side I think I learned something while doing this and I’m not sure I can do what I really wanted to do. So here’s what I ended up doing this time and some ideas I have going forward.

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Victory On The Email Project

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Well, I did it. Actually I went a bit over the current goal but still not fulfilling the complete goal. My immediate goal was to get both my “work” and “personal” emails read up to 2018. I did that with the “work” email but the personal email was actually a lot easier. While the “work” email has potential “evergreen” articles I can use for my other site (and even some for this one should I resume this project or just not have time to do a full project, which has happened, the “personal” account had mostly offers for stuff that are no longer valid and outdated news reports. So I ended up cutting out a lot of it. That one is pretty much done, though I still have more in the “work” email to go through.

Meanwhile I’ve managed to keep up to date with new articles, being a day or two behind at the most thanks to what I’ve learned doing this. That’s certainly going to make things easier. Hopefully I won’t need another email project to get all caught up but it could be a good project if I’m tired or otherwise too ill to do any of the major project or a photo shoot for reviews, which will leave me with potential filler articles for you guys in the future.

However I do want to get back to the physical projects. With luck next week will be the redo of the homemade drawer dividers. Of course my plans aren’t always successful so we’ll have to wait and see.

Video On Using “The Realtor Game” To Fight Clutter (+ email update)

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Well, this week I succeeded in getting my “work” email up to 2018, so I started with my personal email. I got that up to February of 2020. Once that’s up to my goal of finishing all the way to the end of 2018 (which is reading everything through 2020 and 2019) I’ll start a different project. In the meantime I saw a video on a different website (it’s been a week or two of going through emails so I’m not sure which one) that I thought would be interesting. Ellen Lancaster plays realtor to show her what needs to be cleaned. Check this out.

Filler Article: 5 Common Clutter Mistakes (plus email project update)

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So this weekend (if you count Friday) basically took a bit out of me and I didn’t get started on stuff the way I wanted. That and making the mistake of dealing with both my e-mail backlog and my YouTube backlog at the same time (needing a nap after getting a late start hurt me too) meant I only got to clean out e-mails from June back to half-way through March. This was a goof on my part. Using the YouTube videos to give my eyes a break isn’t a bad idea, but trying to listen to videos I didn’t need to watch (and of course watching the ones I did) while going over newsletters to see if there was anything to read, linking to the website to read it when the video was done, and then going over all those tabs was not as helpful as I’d hoped. Kind of annoyed really as I’ve been doing so well I was convinced I’d get through 2019 this week, at least for the “work” e-mail backlog.

Meanwhile, I came across an article about the five common mistakes of clutter organizing…or the lack thereof…and admittedly I’m probably guilty of a few of these myself. Though as longtime readers know I prefer to make my own organizers out of cardboard rather than spend money on fixed dividers.