April was a wonderful month, mainly because Sugar Bear and I finally got to make our big trip to Chicago to see my brother and his family. I also took a weekend trip with two of my best girlfriends, Crystal and Andrea, and spend the weekend lounging around and playing with Andrea's kids. The rest of my time was spent catching up on life after two wonderful weekend vacations.
As far as 52 Weeks To An Organized Home goes, I am still on track. This weekend I dumped an entire Hefty bag full of half used and expired beauty products and filled another bag to donate. I've cleared out everything that I don't use on at least a weekly basis and, as a result, my counters and under-the-counter space are nearly empty.
We also came up with a home cleaning schedule and organized all our cleaning supplies, which makes it easier to know when we need to buy more and to distribute the tasks equally. Just having the schedule has made a huge difference in the amount of arguments over who does more around the house.
And, finally, I got all of our important home documents organized and filed away and started a system for keeping up with filing and shredding on a daily basis. The next couple weeks should be pretty easy - they focus on the "mudroom/entryway", which we don't have, and on the living room, which we have, but, since we don't have kids, isn't a big clutter collector for us.
Here's what I read this month:
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
BlogHer '12 Voices of the Year
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
The Little Book of Heartbreak by Meghan Laslocky
Vampires In the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
Total books read in April: 10
Total books read this year: 52
Total pages read this year: 15,647