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I’m not naive to the fact that my home is “lived in”. I’m happy I have little window smearers and droolers, trampling over my furniture and leaving me little finger print messages of love on my windows. I‘m blessed beyond measure to have my little rug rats. It doesn’t mean my home couldn’t use a good sparkle and shine once in awhile. What better time than SPRING to do it!
C – Clean out your closets (and/or) Clear out your clutter and cobwebs.
L – (come back tomorrow for day 2- Tuesday)
Here’s what we did so far (before and after pictures):
*****(feel free to take your own before and after pictures
for a fun show and tell blog link up on Friday)*****
We cleaned out the entryway closet:
(Messy Closet, Exhibit A)
– Unnecessary clutter on top (winter hats, gloves, papers, etc)
– Coats that haven’t been worn all year hung up/on the floor
– Too many shoes thrown in the heaping pile (good luck finding a pair)
1. Clear Out Everything
2. Get your little ones to help
3. Don’t let them eat your shoes, that would be GROSS!
Definitely don’t stop and take a picture of it… hehe!
N – A -sty!!
4. If your closet was like mine, there
will be a lot of leftover shoe gravel and such.
Sweep/Vacuum up those bad boys!
5. Gather up all your out-seasoned
hats, gloves, coats, scarfs, etc. and bag em up,
and send them a flying to your storage space of choice.
And Wala! Sigh… it feels good to be organized!
Now, I only had time to do my entryway closet, and my bedroom closet.
If you are ambitious, go onto the next closet of choice.
- Your bedroom closet
- Kid’s closets (purge old clothes, toys, etc)
- Upstairs Hall closet
Visit here to get Fly Lady’s suggestions on De-Cluttering.
Things you should ask yourself while ridding your home of clutter:
- Do I love this item?
- Have I used it in the past year?
- Is it really garbage?
- Do I have another one that is better?
- Should I really keep two?
- Does it have sentimental value that causes me to love it?
- Or does it give me guilt and make me sad when I see the item?
Track down those pesky cobwebs . . .
and swoosh them away to their rightful cobweb grave.
Look closely (double click on image) …
and about the junk drawer…
Every home needs at least 1 JUNK DRAWER (but only 1)
1. Find those “hot spots” of clutter
2. Identify them
3. Put away every item to its rightful home (pens, paper, recipe cards, candles, keys, camera, lipstick, hair bows, etc)
4. Now don’t allow clutter to pile up.
5. Try your very best to put things back where they go immediately.
Now, Sarah Mae, reminds us to make our Six Most Important Things list…
Before bed, every night, write down the six most important things you need to get accomplished the next day -no more, and no less. Do not go on the next thing until you complete the first thing on your list, and so on.
So off to doing some kind of cleaning today. . .
Maybe you’ll clean out just 1 closet?
Maybe you’ll tackle a house full of them?
Maybe you’ll make some spiders homeless?
Or maybe you’ll downsize your junk drawers to just one?
But… Be realistic.
Don’t go overboard.
One step at a time…
and soon… your home will be smiling ,
with a new twinkle in its eye and bounce in its step!
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow… it just might be
Thanks for visiting!