Monday, March 18, 2013
Pre Spring Cleaning Declutter
It looks like a bomb has gone off in my home after the weekend. It is that time of year to start my pre-spring cleaning. Time to go through each room and get rid of items I know longer want or need. Time to get everything in tip-top shape and ready for a good spring scrubbing.
I started in the back room. The 'someone is coming over, hurry throw everything in there and shut the door' room. It also serves as a guest room and my office. Up until just recently, I had two babies in my daycare which also put two playpens along with various other baby items in this small room. Have you ever seen the show Hoarders? Yep, that would be this room.
I started the declutter process by first removing all baby items. These are now in the living room needing to be put in totes and taken to storage. Let's see, two playpens, a potty chair, a bumbo, two high chairs, baby toys and a walker. I next put all Boy Scout and pre-school items in two piles on the bed. I know, I know, I am just going to have to put them away at a later date, this at least helped me to get a bit more organized though in my decluttering and organizing. Anything else left sitting around was either put in its proper place, thrown out or put in the pile to give away/yard sale. Once the floor was cleaned (REALLY cleaned), I set up a play area for the children. They have all they need to play house and they are so enjoying it this morning.
Once this room is complete, I will declutter each room, one at a time. My goal is to have this entire process complete by Easter. Once Holy Week and Easter are over, the Spring Cleaning will begin! If all goes according to plan, my house will be a lovey clean, decluttered, organized home just in time for nice weather and yard work to begin.