Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I made a lot of New Year's Resolutions this year. Cleaning my house was on the top of my list! I just wanted our house to have the basics- you know. Clean dishes in the cabinets. A living room you could walk through without tripping. Bathrooms that weren't growing stuff. I'm succeeding, but it's taking time. Therefore, my New Year's Resolutions have become Spring Cleaning (you gotta go with the punches ;-)
For any new visitors today, my blog was created after I was bitten by the New Year's Resolution Bug and gained superpowers allowing me to take the steering wheel of my life back into my own hands.
I have made a lot of progress in my house, so now I am moving on to places in my home that never see the light of day. I think that's what Spring cleaning is all about, right? Finding the motivation to clean things that are left unclean for the remainder of the year.
This is a picture of our third bedroom that I shove random stuff into and then close the door. I think I'm hoping to create an illusion of having control of my life, and I attempt to pretend this room does not exist. As a result, my kids are sharing a bedroom.
So I got in there and mixed it up a little! I actually did this all in one day, and got back to the original layer of junk... the stuff that has never been unpacked even though we have lived here for almost a year.
Could anyone even tell there was an arm chair back there before? I know I had forgotten! Lol!
When taking on a job this big, I always designate 3 spaces (usually in boxes). 1 for give away, 1 for throw away, and one for put away. I was really shocked how small my "put away" pile was. Goes to show that we all just hang onto too much stuff. It makes me so happy to just get the junk out of my house! In case you were wondering, this "3 piles" system comes directly from the Fly Lady.
Sigh. Now I just need to unpack the Great Wall of... honestly, I don't know what the heck all this stuff is. I haven't opened any of these boxes in years. You think I should purge some stuff???
My goal is to have everything unpacked before we move again... and our lease is up in June. For me, Spring Cleaning has only begun!
Don't forget- If you've been Spring Cleaning any of your cabinets, come by here to link up your posts tomorrow for my Cabinet Powwow! :-)