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Large Marge Update 3


I’m so glad that I got this particular project done this week.

Here’s what I’ve accomplished.



I organized my coupons…finally! I just began couponing in January. I had tried a couple different organization methods and none of them were working for me. For the last few months I was burnt out from couponing, so I took a little break. Unfortunately during that break the coupon mess got worse.

I took all of the coupon inserts and put them into file folders by month. Then within each month I put post-its with the week on them. When I’m putting together my shopping list and I see that a particular coupon is in a particular insert…I’ll just go into my file, pull out the right insert, and clip the coupon! Unfortunately I couldn’t get all of my coupons to fit in the folder. The bag has all of my other coupons that aren’t inserts such as internet coupons, direct mailers, coupon booklets, All You magazine, sales ads, etc. This method is temporary since I found that the folder that I have just isn’t big enough for everything. I think I’m going to get a file-n-go for my inserts and a photo box with separators for all of the loose coupons and internet coupons.

I’m hoping to get a post up about my couponing method and some of the things I’ve learned while couponing. After all, September is National Coupon Month! Either way I’m so glad that I can cross number 13 off of my list!



You can see the original Giant To Do List here.
You can see what else I’ve accomplished here and here.

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Large Marge Update 2

Nothing will motivate you to clean up quite like a marathon of “Hoarders”!


Yay! More progress this week. Not much, but some.

Here’s what I’ve accomplished.


I got 4 video tapes transferred into the computer. This might not seem like a lot, but they have to transfer in real time. So that’s almost 8 hours of video that I’ve transferred. It’s also 8 hours of not be able to use my laptop for anything else 😦  Number 7 is in progress.

Also, Cool Daddy has had a little time off, so look what he did yesterday:

He made some more progress on the front steps. The sides still need to be filled in, the steps need painted, and we need to install a handrail. So it looks like I’ll be able to cross off number 1 soon!

You can see the original Giant To Do List here.
You can see what I did last week here.


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Large Marge Update 1

I’m surprised that I’ve gotten anything done in only a week’s time.  There are many other things I’ve been doing that aren’t even on Large Marge, plus I’m blogging now, ya know.

So, here’s what I accomplished the other day.


I went through my pile of receipts and separated them by store and put them in plastic zippered bags.  When I’m ready for the next step (scanning them into Neat Receipts) I can concentrate on one bag at a time.  I think this will make the process a lot quicker and easier.  Of course going forward we hope to not have this many receipts (because we won’t be spending as much).  I hope.

Now I can cross number 12-1 off of Large Marge.  It’s almost as if she’s just got her bangs trimmed…or maybe just cleaned out her ears.  It’s slow going, but at least it’s progress!

Huh? Who’s Large Marge

My blogs don’t make any sense.  This is why you should read every post, people.

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The Giant To Do List

I have a To Do List.  Yes, a capitalized To Do List.  That’s because it has a life of its own and is pretty much like a real person.  Maybe I should give it a formal name.  I shall call her Large Marge (bonus points to anyone who knows the movie this character is from!). 

There are a million things that need to be done around here.  Some things are new.  Some projects have been looming for years.  We really need to get serious about getting some things accomplished around these here parts.  I’m hoping that putting up my ugly giant To Do List (now affectionately referred to as Large Marge) for the  three people reading this world to see will keep me accountable.  While I’m here on the blog 100 times a day obsessively checking my stats  responsibly tweaking and improving the blog, Large Marge will stare back at me reminding me that I have better things to do. 

Wait.  I changed my mind.  I don’t wanna do it.  You can’t make me!  Alright, fine.  I guess I’ll do it anyway.  Half of the stuff is for Cool Daddy to do anyway 😉

Alright, here goes.  Without further hesitation I’d like to introduce to the blogosphere my giant To Do List, Large Marge. 

And she looked just like this
1. Finish the front steps
     A. Box in steps 09/06/2010
     B. Box in the sides
     C. Paint steps
     D. Install hand rail

2. Build shelves for spare room closet

3. Bedroom closet
     A. Empty closet (rearrange bedroom furniture)
     B. Tear down wall paper and clean
     C. Paint
     D. Add hanging bar and shelves
     E. Move the stuff in.  Yay!
     F. Possibly new attic door?

4. Build shelves for bathroom closet
5. More baby proofing

6. Fix safety gate

7. Transfer VHS tapes to computer In progress
     4 tapes (8 hours) transferred 09/06/2010

8. Scan photos into computer

9. Organize digital photos
     A. Edit photos
     B. Organize into folders
     C. Back-up onto disc
10. Create photo books
11. Get started on baby books and other memory books
12. Organize receipts.
     A. Categorize and separate 08/29/2010
     B. Scan into NeatReceipts
     C. Shred what I no longer need!

13. Organize coupons. 09-13-2010

14. Get the big box of junk really nice things prepared to sell on Craigslist
15. Go through my boxes of junk treasured memories in mom’s attic.
16. Upload photos and videos on personal Facebook (really behind on this!)
17. Sell the house, leave all the junk there and move far, far away.

That’s not even everything, but it’s a good enough start.  Those pictures still don’t show all of the videos and photos that I have to transfer or all of the receipts I have to scan.  Ug.  What a mess.

When I accomplish something on Large Marge (the To Do List) I will come back here, scratch it off and write the date.  If another project rears its ugly head, I’ll add it to the list Marge.  If I feel that a particular task needs a sub-list, I’ll add one.  The truth is Marge will likely get larger before she gets smaller.  If you’ve read anything about me you know that I like to be all detailed and make lists and have big ideas and then not accomplish any of them.  It’s kinda my thing. 

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