Being unemployed has given me the time and energy to devote to those little home projects which normally get ignored - like a week ago when I spent 3 hours on a marathon filing session (strangely satisfying). Last weekend I finally attacked our bulletin board. Purchased to store all those potentially useful paper odds and ends, it got orphaned in our skinny, dark hallway and basically became the place where coupons went to expire. (Wish I'd thought to take a "before" picture, but just imagine vertical paper piles.) I decided to clear those off and given the location, go with a motif that lacked deadlines: postcards, baby pictures and other happy thoughts. Extra bonus - now those items are off of our fridge, where their main purpose seemed to be falling down and irritating me in the morning.
Now we have a welcoming collage to greet us when we enter the apartment or head into the bedroom - a much better use of the space. Way more fun than filling out all those school forms... -A