Too many grocery bags laying around?

You can’t throw those things out anymore. They cost a precious $0.05 a piece these days. For as long as I can remember, my Dad has been folding up grocery bags ever so neatly and putting them away for future garbage use.

After I moved out I wanted to keep up the habit of the folded bags. I quickly lost patience.This is what our pile of empty grocery bags looked like.

While I do usually bring reusable bags to the grocery store, sometimes you forget to do so and are left with paying for them. I was browsing the wonderful site that is Pinterest the other day and stumbled across this blog post and and got folding away. This is a similar technique to what my Dad uses to fold up the grocery bags. But these stay rolled up into a almost a pilsbury dough boy crescent roll piece of pastry. Mmm, could almost eat it, couldn’t ya?

All 67 of them folded up and ready to be stored away. Cute looking right? Almost like a decoration. But not.

I feel accomplished. Thanks Pinterest, for finding Polka dot Pineapple‘s blog! :) Now, anyone want to go buy morgan silver dollars for me, for all of my hard work? All joking aside it took like 25 minutes to do it. I watched the very first episode of Napolean Dynamite on Global while folding. Ha!

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Task #1: Decluttering my desk.

So the following photos you are about to see below may be a little embarassing. What a state I’ve been living in for a long time. It was time to clean up. I love having a clean slate to work with. It doesn’t always happen to stay clean for extended periods of time.

Case in point. Perfectly equipped with tampons and all.

Ideally I’d like to have an Ikea Malm dressing table for the desk, preferably in that “black-brown” color they have. Super modern and not 90’s looking like this pine colored one I grabbed from Canadian Tire back in2006 when I moved to Ontario. Hey, it was on a great discount. I think I paid $50 for the desk  which also came with a book shelf. lol.

For the longest time I avoided cleaning my desk off. I simply cannot just sit down and relax, and blog in comfort when my desk is overflowing with stuff that just simply needs to be put back in its place. How does it accumulate so quickly? It’s not like it’s a dropping grounds for my keys, and purse when I come in after the end of a day since the door is on the other side of the apartment. It just… happens. Most of it has a home too, there’s credit card gift cards, new clothes, calvin klein coupons, and even tampons.

So I got to work, putting one piece away at a time and not even 15 minutes later it was spic’n span clean again.

Whewf. I love. Ideally I’d like it much more cleaned off than it already is right now. But hey, it’s a work in progress. 

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