Let’s Get Organized for the Weekend with Finish It Friday

posted by Aby Garvey on March 29, 2013 6 Comments

Hello friends. Happy Easter weekend to those of you who celebrate it. I hope you’re Friday is off to a good start. If you’re ready to get organized for the weekend and share your weekend to do list, you’re in the right spot. Here’s what’s on tap for me this weekend:

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  • NCAA basketball tourney. Michigan State plays tonight. Go green! Check…but my teams lost. Oh well…it was still a really fun season. :)
  • Run. I haven’t made up my four miles from last week yet, and I still have seven left to do for this week…so…I’ve got some running to do. Good news is that my shoes came in…so I think I finally have the shoe situation resolved. Yay. Check. I ran 5-1/2 miles this weekend. 
  • Spontaneous fun. I’m going to leave a little open space for some unplanned fun again this weekend… I started reading a new book. Doesn’t sound super fun or super spontaneous, but I’m still going to let it count. ;)  
  • Easter dinner and other Easter festivities. Check!

Done

  • Organize wardrobe. It’s time to begin the seasonal closet switch out and make a list of missing pieces for the upcoming season. Check. 
  • Project Life. Edit and order photos. Nope. I think I need to bite-size this and work on it a little at a time during the week. Now that basketball is over…I should have some spare time. ;)
  • Finish a lingering task. Again…I’m going to let inspiration be my guide. Check and check. I hung up a new shower curtain which I’ve had for far longer than I care to admit…and helped Collin declutter his room a bit per his request. (Love that.) 
  • Laundry. Check!
  • Meal planning + grocery shopping. Check!

So there you have it, a simple plan for a fun and productive weekend. Thanks for sharing your to-do list in the comments. Have a great weekend! Have a great week!! Thanks for joining me for Finish It Friday. :)

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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and coaching program

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  • March 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Glad to hear to got the shoe situation resolved Aby. I’m off today so I’ve got a long list of things to do :-)

    FUN
    1) Easter preparations (baskets & food)
    2) Hosting Easter dinner… love when everyone comes to Sunday dinner
    3) Go to hear my Granddaughter sing in the childrens’ choir Easter morning

    DONE
    We finally got a break in the weather so outdoor spring cleanup is tops on the list.. and there’s a lot of it this year after the hurricane so…
    1) Rake
    2) Make a list of things to be done outside (some will have to be hired out)
    3) Figure out materials needed for repairing the fence
    4) Weekly housework, laundry & food shopping
    5) Following on my scanning success last week… I spent the week researching software to keyword photos and decided on Bridge (which works well enough for my purposes and I already had it) so I need to start setting up a keyword structure/list.
    6) Start investigating companies for offsite backup of my photos

    Well that should be enough to keep me busy :-) For those celebrating Happy Easter! Everyone else have a wonderful productive weekend.

    March 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Great list, Donna! Hope you have a Happy Easter!

    April 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    FUN
    1) Easter preparations (baskets & food) CHECK
    2) Hosting Easter dinner… love when everyone comes to Sunday dinner CHECK
    3) Go to hear my Granddaughter sing in the childrens’ choir Easter morning CHECK

    DONE
    We finally got a break in the weather so outdoor spring cleanup is tops on the list.. and there’s a lot of it this year after the hurricane so…
    1) Rake SOME… I hurt my shoulder a few weeks ago shoveling heavy wet snow so I took it easy and did just a little at a time.. but still progress made :-)
    2) Make a list of things to be done outside (some will have to be hired out) CHECK and it’s VERY long
    3) Figure out materials needed for repairing the fence CHECK will shop during the week
    4) Weekly housework, laundry & food shopping CHECK
    5) Following on my scanning success last week… I spent the week researching software to keyword photos and decided on Bridge (which works well enough for my purposes and I already had it) so I need to start setting up a keyword structure/list. CHECK it was a lot of fits and starts but the structure is in place and about 1,000 photos keyworded
    6) Start investigating companies for offsite backup of my photos CHECK I’ve settled on Crashplan which is where I was leaning to begin with but wanted to make sure.. it’s the only one that has an option to send you an EHD so you can copy the bulk of your files onto it and send it back for them to ‘seed’ your backup… ideal for someone with real slow internet like mine :-)

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    • March 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      FUN:
      *Watch movies with my daughter that is home from college.
      *Easter dinner with family.
      *Brainstorm bathroom ideas from remodel project.

      DONE:
      *Laundry, daughter brought home 2 weeks of dirty clothes from college.
      *Pay bills
      *Menu plan

      Have a great weekend everyone!

      • March 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm

        I hope the shoes work well for you, Aby. I’m not a runner, but have been walking a lot lately and I think it’s time for new shoes myself.

        The weather was so nice today and I’d love to be doing some outside stuff (which is unusual for me) but it’s not in the cards this weekend. Hopefully, the nice weather will hold for all the Easter festivities.

        FUN:
        *Date night
        *Easter celebration with family
        *Continue organizing digital photos

        DONE:
        *4-H bake sale (bake items to donate & volunteer time)
        *Bake Easter desserts & appetizer
        *Laundry
        *Prep for/teach Bible class
        *Prep for 4-H meeting
        *ALPA emails
        *Bookkeeping – 1 hr.

        April 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

        FUN:
        *Date night – CHECK!
        *Easter celebration with family – CHECK!
        *Continue organizing digital photos – no :(

        DONE:
        *4-H bake sale (bake items to donate & volunteer time)- CHECK!
        *Bake Easter desserts & appetizer – CHECK! (at least I got the desserts done, but the appetizer had to be shelved due to a power outage caused by high winds and thunderstorms!)
        *Laundry – CHECK!
        *Prep for/teach Bible class – CHECK!
        *Prep for 4-H meeting – CHECK!
        *ALPA emails – CHECK!
        *Bookkeeping – 1 hr. – not a full hour, but I did make a little progress