You may remember me talking about our purge project here. I am happy to say that during the month of September, I worked my katooshie off and scoured every room in this little house. Okay, fine…not exactly every room….. I skipped the [unfinished] basement. 😉
I started with the closets because I felt like I could knock those out quicker than starting in one of the bedrooms. And my ‘free’ time is limited so I worked a little a time, as the days allowed until I made my way around the house.
Top to bottom, left to right:
Hallway Closet– medicine boxes and family games
Boys’ Bedroom– rearranged furniture, donated items they’ve outgrown and worked on rotating toys again
Kitchen Cabinet- this area always gets junked up…. I sorted receipts and tossed things we no longer need.
Master bathroom– you would think that such a small area wouldn’t get so messy/cluttered. HA.
Living room– we recently rearranged all the furniture in this room per my hubby’s request. I’m still trying to get use to the new arrangement but I like it a lot better since I pulled everything out of the bookcases and got rid of things we haven’t used in years.
- I don’t spend as long tidying up since we don’t have as much stuff laying around.
- I actually know where things are again. Love organization. 🙂
- My boys have played with their toys more constructively. And they clean up much better.
- I have more time to interact with my kids since I’m not constantly running around trying to find a lost item or clean a crazy messy room.
- I’m not as stressed out. 🙂 Yep, that alone makes the 27ish bags I dropped off at the local Goodwill totally worth it. 🙂 Like I tell my boys so often, “A tidy house is a happy house.” And ‘tidy’ makes Mommy very happy. 🙂
For the month of October, I think my family will focus on the ‘spending’ category. Budget freeze here we come. I have a feeling this is going to be a looonnnng 31 days people! 😉