Quick wins and cute little spice tins

My 35 summer goals have increased to 38, which is fine because they are goals that should have been included anyway, milestone goals, like “prepare for week-long business trip”. I’m not just randomly getting distracted by shiny things and ideas, I have them, but then I re-focus on what I wrote down and committed to for this summer.

While I wouldn’t say it was a deliberate strategy (though it should have been), I made time somewhat spontaneously to accomplish a quick, easy and most importantly FUN goal. Organize my spice drawer.

I’ve been saving these round tins from Dean &Deluca for years now, I received them full of candies as a corporate gift, and had accumulated a set of 24, but they were just taking up space and not being used so I finally decided to do something about it.

I’m not super crafty, and these labels are definitely not a permanent solution, but I like that I actually up-cycled one of the many things types of cool containers I stumble across. I have actually gotten a lot better since reading ‘Tidying Up’ – metal coffee cans are still tough to part with – but I’m learning! đŸ™‚

This didn’t take long, a run through the dishwasher, some spot treatment with goo-gone to get the labels off, and then an enjoyable session at the dining table with colored pencils, sharpies and standard Avery labels. I’m not looking to create something I’m going to sell on pinterest, and I know I will change these eventually to something more complicated, but for now I decided “why wait?” they are going be a heck of a lot more useful with simple labels than they are sitting around empty taking up space.

The quick win – the satisfaction of crossing something off the list. That felt good and it helps keep me going to achieve the bigger, more daunting organizing goals.