A woman on Prairie Homemaker (a wonderful frugal Christian site) was asking about cleaning/organizing her bedroom. This led me to find something that I could also use as the bedroom is a constant trial in my domestic life. This week, I will be working on following this list.
if you don't like something in your closet, you probably won't ever like it, so pass it on
turn all of your hangars around backward and then when you wear something, hang it up the right way
make a list of any essentials you need for the holiday
pack away your seasonal wardrobe so that you have more space in your dresser and closet
scale back the number of knick knacks and mementos you keep
clean off flat surfaces and find homes for the things you tend to just set down.
sort through books & magazines and give away any that you won't read again
sort through the piles in your room and find homes for the items
empty the closet shelves and sort through any long-term storage
in the guest room, organize and sort through your storage to create an inviting space
wash mattress covers & replace any old or worn out pillows.
wash sheets and hang comforters outside to air out.
dust ceiling fans & reverse fan direction
dust high shelves, window & door frames
clean blinds and shades
spot clean upholstery & carpet
clean under/behind the couch
vacuum and/or mop
don't let flat surfaces accumulate stuff, find a home for the stuff
don't use your master bedroom as a catch all
dust & clean glass/mirrors weekly
pass on any clothes that you haven't worn after 6-8 weeks unless they're special occasion items