...was the first day cleaning out my old house that I’ve been using to store all the nonsense that I don’t use. Finally. It has been sitting empty of human life for years.
I threw away 25 of those large industrial trash bags worth of useless items, donated 2 boxes of items, and kept 10 boxes of items. A total of 2 interior rooms and 1/2 of the garage was cleaned out in the first day. There are 6 rooms and 1/2 the garage left to clean. Tomorrow will be the second day in this project.
I will probably end up with about 50 boxes of “keep” items plus furniture. I will then sort the items in these 50 boxes again in order to eliminate another 50% of those items and organize them into what to move to my new house and what to put into a storage unit.
Once this project is done, I hope to be motivated to throw away 50% of the items in my new house to make room for what I will be transporting. I have suffered from hoarding tendencies (obviously) in the past and am working hard to remedy the situation and create a healthy living environment. 2 months ago
I have found something that is really helping!! 333 project! 33 clothes for 3 months and put away the rest. i am finding that there is less mess, less to pick up, less washing to do…its awesome so far :) 5 months ago
Sort out all the dirty clothes for laundry and fold away anything clean.
Bin all empty beauty products and store unused makeup, jewelry and lotions.
Remove tea mugs, bin empty wrappers, etc.
Sweep the floors.
Put down clean sheets.
Get a wastebin for the room.
Get a laundry hamper for the room.
Keeping it tidy…
- Make bed every morning, spritz covers with laundry perfume.
- Remove any mugs from previous night.
- Throw dirty laundry in hamper, fold clean on bed. 5 months ago
a load of wash
make the bed
clean out my bag and car
15 mins in the bathroom
menu plan 6 months ago
finding it really hard to find the time to clean. I need to schedule some hours to this and break down the cleaning into tasks. This week is the kitchen. 6 months ago
so my husband is overseas and he won’t be back until Thursday. i have permission to throw away what ever i want! i have also changed jobs and now work at a swedish stationary / organisation company! i have already been to a workshop on paperwork organisation and i have a plan to create more storage in the house. i have blocked out time in my diary to work on this. I just have to keep motivated and not get lazy now 7 months ago
...is at least half cleaned & the carpet has been shampooed!! Yay!! 7 months ago
It gets so crazy around here so darn quickly. Everywhere I look it chaos.
I’ll keep chipping away til it’s done…actually more likely, I’ll go crazy and get it all lovely for a while then be lazy again and let it go to shit.
cuz, that’s how I roll. 7 months ago
I have decided to take some photos to motivate me, keep me accountable and celebrate my progress.
Tonight Ill take a photo of the bedroom – before and after my 15 mins 8 months ago
This week is the bedroom – 15 mins a night 8 months ago
So tonight I have to spend 15 mins declutttering the bathroom. This will be easy it is the only place in the house that is generally clean.
If I finish before 15 mins, I then have to wipe down the toilet (gross) and spend 5 mins tackling a pile of clutter elsewhere in the house 8 months ago
my 15 mins in the evening isnt going so well, i get too lazy when i get home from work.
Tonight I do 15 mins in the entrance of our house. This is where a lot of papers get put, actually, I wouldn’t mind getting an inbox tray to put there. 8 months ago