Over the last two weeks I have done a lot of Spring Cleaning and I have to say that I’ve enjoyed it. I’m one of those people who isn’t crazy about the actual cleaning, but I love to organize and clean stuff out. It always feels so good to get rid of items you no longer need or want. And we can certainly use the space in our house. I am very glad that Simple Mom had her Spring Cleaning Party and that I decided to join.
While I didn’t manage to get everything done that I wanted to, I did get a very good start on it. Yesterday I posted a list of 13 areas in my home that I still need to clean out and organize. Last night I even managed to get started on that list. While my daughter was taking her bath I got our medicine cabinet cleaned out and organized. I actually had some medicine in there that had expired in 2006. Wow! I started cleaning under the bathroom sink, but it didn’t get finished. I will work on that some more during Pumpkin’s next bath.
My goal is to complete at least one item from my list a week. I figure at that rate I’ll get finished around the end of summer. That should be just in time to start it all again. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since I moved into my house, it’s that the need to purge “stuff” never ends. So to help keep me going with the cleaning and to hold me accountable, I plan to start doing a weekly post detailing what I have cleaned or organized that week. Along the way I will also be posting any tips and tricks I’ve found to help with organizing all the “stuff” that we do keep. And if you have any tips or tricks you want to share, feel free to leave them in the comments. I’m always looking for new and better ways to organize.
How do you feel about cleaning and organizing? Is it something you dread or something you enjoy?