Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Job Hunting, Organizing and Welcome Spaces

I have decided it's time for me to find a new job. I'd love to be able to work from home, but right now the income is needed. I will still try to start a home-based business but for now I'm job hunting. This morning I filled out applications for Joann's, Barnes & Noble, Hannaford (my local grocery store) and my local quilt shop.

The quilt shop would be my number one choice. I have a good chance of getting a job there. The owner and I get along well. I bring a lot of marketing and administrative experience that can free him and his mom (the owners) up to move the business forward. I'd be ecstatic to spend the day cutting fabric for them.

Deb at Creative Soul is hosting an Autumn Clean Sweep Challenge. I took her up on it since I'm also working on the Need This Challenge. My basement has been bothering me for weeks and weeks. Since we are currently unable to finish the basement as we hoped to when we first moved in, the basement has become the dumping ground. I couldn't take it anymore. This is what it looked like:
I brought my computer downstairs, cranked up Jesus Christ Superstar on my I-Tunes and went to work. I was able to break down a few boxes and I have a couple of items that I'm ready to take to the thrift shop. The rest of the sorting will have to wait for DH to be home on a Saturday. I think we need to buy some Rubbermaid Totes and cheap shelving. I can't stand having all the moving boxes still around.
Deb talked about sprucing up our Welcome Spaces. Since we live in a condo complex I can't do anything outside. But while I was cleaning the basement I did find my Autumn wreath and it is now proudly hanging on my front door.
Thanks for the push Deb! Tomorrow I plan to clean my studio. It needs it!
Sweet P


Sandra said...

When it comes to decluttering, don't forget freecycle dot org - it's a great way to get rid of extra stuff without sending it to the landfill. I've given - and received - bags and bags of goodies - it's great! There's also craigslist if you want to pick up a few bucks - I've had great success with it :)

Good luck on your job search!

Libby said...

It is high time for some decluttering around here . . . but first I want to sew. Hubby will be enjoying a staycation in the next couple of weeks, plenty of time to empty out a closet or two. Good luck with the job search - I'll keep my fingers crossed for the quilt shop *s*

Lyn said...

Hi Paula, I love your autumn wreath.I have to make a start on spring cleaning, however, I don't have the inclination.Good Luck with your job hunting. Regards Lyn

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Cute wreath, and you go..... JC superstar.... Love Pontius pilate song...when I am in the mood to sing loud!

~Bren~ said...

WOW!! Great job!
If I had to get a job it would be a quilt shop job for me!!! Someday.....when these kids are raised.

Paula said...

Good luck on your job hunt ~ I'm pulling for you with the quilt shop. How perfect would that be?!
We are trying to declutter around here as well. 'Tis the season...

Owens Family Adventures said...

I think fall and spring are times we all start thinking about de-cluttering. You must've read my mind cause this Saturday we are tackling the garage....God help me!!