I am so happy to be smiling again. The last 3 months have been a bit grey and very long. With the change in time and surprisingly warm days, I have actually finally gotten motivated to get some things done. Not that I haven’t done anything since my last post. I have occasionally straightened up a room, done some laundry and put the clothes up in the kids room. There is just something about Spring that makes me want to get things done.
I have gone through the upstairs guest room where I stash everything for future yard sales. It was a total mess! I pulled out some trusty tubs and set them on the bed then went through everything and put all like items in each tub. I had a tub for kids clothes, kids toys, books, electronics and home misc. The tubs are now stacked in the closet and in the room as I ran out of space in the closet. At least I will get some pocket-money after the yard sale to go get other projects to drive my husband crazy with.I still have my study and a room in the basement to go through. Oh, and I have to go through the kids rooms as well as all the toys that are scattered around the house.
I like to have a plan of attack before I begin. I like to start upstairs in the bedrooms. Once these rooms are cleaned and everything is sorted and put away, in a drawer or tub for the yard sale, I will be less likely to dump items in the room that I have to bring up from the main floor. Since I have 2 boys, I go through my youngest room first. This allows me to clear out room for anything that his older brother has outgrown. Then I hit my oldest son’s room which is the most dangerous as you never know what you will find (even though food and drinks are banned from their rooms). I then like to go through my room and send out my comforter for cleaning . I shift around my clothes and shoes so my spring summer items are easier to reach and I head down to the main floor.
I also like to use tubs on the main floor. I set one up for each bedroom and just start dropping off items into the tub. When a tub is full I take it up to the specific room and put all items where they belong (since I already cleaned it, I won’t want to just dump it and run). This is the most dangerous part as I often run out of steam and once I take a break its hard to motivate myself to finish. You might find it easier to split it into 2 days, I just like to get it all over with.
Here is my next organizing project which is a bit daunting. Somewhere in there are 3 tubs full of photos from my moms that I want to organize so she can actually go through and look at them.
Sorry it’s a bit blurry, I used my iPhone. I will again drag out my trusty tubs and get to sorting. The photos however will be an ongoing project so the tubs will stay in this space while I work on it. If you think this is bad you don’t want to see my room in the basement which I hope to turn into a craft room. It has turned into a dumping ground and I am determined to get it straightened up and set up so I don’t mess it all up again.
At least I’m not at hoarder level and everyone else can feel better knowing that my house is worse than theirs is.