Thursday, April 12, 2012

4 Weeks To A More Organized Home: Day 9

Money Saving Mom's Assignment for Day 9 of her challenge 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 do a quick-clean of your bathroom.
--Clean your light switch plates. You can use a damp rag with a little disinfectant on it or a cleaning wipe. If you have younger children, they’d probably enjoy joining you in tackling this project!
--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.

Today, my mother in law flew into town, and I had to go pick her up right around noon.  I'm going to be honest that I haven't gotten a single thing done since I picked her up, but I also completed everything on my list before going to get her!

Today, I had to gather up the trash and recycling, since tomorrow it gets picked up.  Then I had to clean out the bottom of the pantry, as I had just found some nasty potatoes, and we were having a small bug problem because of it.  I removed everything from the bottom and sprayed cleaner, wiped the floor up and then got in the sides and corners with a toothbrush.

The light switches took me all of 2 minutes, and my bathrooms had stayed clean all week (by some miracle!) so that took me about 5 and most of that was emptying the trashcans.

Then I swept and did the laundry (my husband did the dishes), and then  drove to pick her up.

We've mostly been just chatting and hanging out since then, and I didn't even have to cook because i had made a huge pot of stew last night and had plenty leftover (I even froze three more containers of it after dinner!).

I did not get rid of 7 things today, but I cleared out way more than 7 items from my dresser yesterday, and I always feel like a clutter burden is being lifted when I bring the trash and recycling out to the street.

I wanted to try to tackle another project from my weekly goals today, but I haven't done so yet.  I may try to work on my recipe binder tonight while watching TV perhaps.


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