Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Non-Mayhem: Purging, Decluttering, Cleaning and Organizing

I would love to have a clean and organized house, but everywhere I look there are disaster areas that need help.  I'm 5 months pregnant and I have a 2 year old.  I'm trying to juggle a lot of different household things- menu planning, regular chores, cooking, teaching my son, relaxing, etc.  I really want to clean, but I can't seem to muster the energy or I waste my time.  No more!  I have a TON of work to do before this new baby comes in May and I need to get on it.  So I have made some short and long term plans.  I see the big picture, but I have a hard time with details.  So this week I sat down and listed 5 areas that are bugging me to pieces.  My plan is to give each area one week and work 15-30 a day to clean that area by purging, decluttering, cleaning and organizing.  I also have a HUGE job to clean in our attic garage which I will dedicate 2 nights a week after our 2 year old goes to bed.  So here's my plan for January and pictures:

*Dec 26-Jan 1: Filing Cabinet


*Jan 2- Jan 8: Back Entrance

*Jan 9-Jan 15: Guest Room Closet

*Jan 16-Jan 22: Linen Closet

*Jan 23-Jan 29: Usana Bookshelf

I will be posting new pics at the end of month when these areas have been cleaned and make a new list to work on.  Hope this gives you encouragement to start doing something similar.  Let me know what you are doing or any ideas you have.

3 comments:

Shopper Gal said...

Can't wait to see your 'after' shots! Love that you have a timeline on getting it all cleared out. It can be so overwhelming. I know you can do it :)

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Carol said...

Good for you for having a plan! I'm inspired! Baby steps ...

Krajcimama said...

I love having a list, too! I'm looking forward to seeing how you transform these spots! ;)