Thursday, April 26, 2012

4 Weeks To A More Organized Home: Day 19

Almost to the end of this little challenge!  Tomorrow will be the last day, and I'm not sure I'll known what to do with myself!  Last night I said I was going to go read a bit and find some motivation for today.  Well I ended up doing laundry and watching River Monsters with my husband, but I did wake up pretty motivated today!

Today's assignment was as follows:

--Get dressed in something that makes you feel great.
--Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your list of weekly goals, and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today.
--Complete your morning routine.
--Set the timer for 15 minutes and wipe down your windowsills and baseboards around your windows (if you didn’t wipe these when we wiped down the baseboards earlier this month).
--Clean your windows and blinds and/or window treatments. If you want to get really ambitious, you can take the screens off (if you have screens) and clean the outside of your windows. Or, you can just use window cleaner and clean your windows on the inside. Dust or wash your blinds. Remove any washable window treatments and launder them.--Find 7 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, stick them in a donate or garage sale box, give them to a friend who can use them, or list them on Craigslist or eBay.

I only have mini-blinds in my house, so I didn't have any curtains to take down and wash.  I decided to get an early start on wiping the bases of the windows.   They were all pretty dirty, and some of them I noticed needed to be sealed better because there was some mold along the edges, especially in out bedroom.  Could be why my allergies have been so bad!

After, I wiped them down, I began dusting them.  I had found my swiffer duster when I cleaned off the top of my fridge last week, so I grabbed it and got started.  Once I started looking for dust, I started seeing dust *everywhere*!   All those tall places that my 5'3" self would never notice!  My daughter even wanted to help dust!

After all of that, she asked to go for a walk, so we did.  We went to the little neighborhood park and swang for a bit, then came home and had lunch.

When I got her down for a nap, I decided to finish going through the clothes in my closet.   I'm slightly appalled at the amount of clothes that I had in my closet, and do not know why I didn't purge these things years ago!   This is everything that I pulled out of my closet the past few days to get rid of.

See?  Ridiculous, right?  And I still have a ton of clothes in my closet.  I may even go back through and reevaluate what I actually wear, especially with the shirts.   The bigger my "to sell" pile gets, the more excited I get about having my first garage sale!  Next to purge are the husband's clothes!

After dinner, I made a small dent in the cleaning of my desk, but you would never know it...Still a lot of work to be done on that, but I still intend to have it done before the weekend is over.

I'm anxious to see what the last assignment is, but I hope its something easy because I plan to go shopping tomorrow, and then I have to go up to the school because they are giving my daughter's teacher a surprise birthday party (Shhhhhhh!) so I won't be home much!


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